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by BlackJackMarcus
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:16 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: free online password generators: yay or nay
Replies: 18
Views: 274

Re: free online password generators: yay or nay

I'm definitely not a fan of online password generators. In my past life using Windows I've used the Excel spreadsheet as suggested above. Now, in the Linux world I generate a random password from the command line using a method suggested in this article https://tinyurl.com/glrcjlr .
by BlackJackMarcus
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: VLC 3.0 - Stable
Replies: 11
Views: 1940

Re: VLC 3.0 - Stable

I'm using VLC 3.0.3 loaded from the Mint Software Manager under Flatpak, The Chromecast support in v3.0.3 works like magic. My OS is Linux Mint 18.3 XFCE
by BlackJackMarcus
Mon Aug 13, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: pulseaudio-dlna to chromecast initialize time
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: pulseaudio-dlna to chromecast initialize time

An update, I've come across the pulseaudio-dlna delay issue in another forum, there was no solution there either.. Since then I installed VLC V3 via the Software Manager (Flatpak), audio casting to Chromecast works with no delay :D . Again VLC demonstrates how capable it is. Happiness is ......
by BlackJackMarcus
Sat Aug 04, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: pulseaudio-dlna to chromecast initialize time
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: pulseaudio-dlna to chromecast initialize time

Thanks for ideas. I've rebooted more times than I can count. Videostream Chrome extension for video files works perfectly, unfortunately it doesn't do audio only. What's changed to induce the delay, well I've racked my brains over that one, nothing fell out tho ;-) Like you suggest I'm beginning to ...
by BlackJackMarcus
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: pulseaudio-dlna to chromecast initialize time
Replies: 7
Views: 125

Re: pulseaudio-dlna to chromecast initialize time

Hi MrEen, thanks for that research. 1. I deleted the files in .config/pulse - no change 2. I started pulseaudio-dlna with the ip address of the chromecast - no change 3. I started pulseaudio using port 10291 - the error message re port 8080 disappeared so I will stick with port 10291 :) . No change ...
by BlackJackMarcus
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: pulseaudio-dlna to chromecast initialize time
Replies: 7
Views: 125

pulseaudio-dlna to chromecast initialize time

Hello all, I've been using pulseaudio-dlna to send sound media to a chromecast for over a year now. It has worked like magic. Using any media player (Audacious is my preferred) it would connect/play within 3 - 5 seconds max. However suddenly the connect/play has gone to a minute or more. Without suc...
by BlackJackMarcus
Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:10 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: [SOLVED] Old laptop advice
Replies: 9
Views: 327

Re: Old laptop advice

I've got a C700 (500G HDD and 2G ram) with Mint XFCE installed on it. Gets a little bogged down if lots of web pages are open (>15) using Opera or Firefox. I initially used Lubuntu then tried Mint XFCE and stuck with that. Takes a while to boot up but once its there it runs everyday tasks fine. Just...
by BlackJackMarcus
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Newbie Questions
Topic: MP3 to CDA Conversion
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: MP3 to CDA Conversion

Have you checked that when burning the disk you are "Closing the Disk" which means no more information can be written to it. Many CD/DVD players won't play the disk unless it is closed. Equally only the CD/DVD recorder that the music was recorded on will play it.
by BlackJackMarcus
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Freemind [SOLVED]
Replies: 13
Views: 3011

Re: Freemind [SOLVED]

I couldn't get Freemind to run in Mint XFCE 18 and then discovered Freeplane. Its very very similar to Freemind, loads mm files ok and is available from the default repository (Mint Software Manager).
by BlackJackMarcus
Sat Jul 15, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Chat about Linux Mint
Topic: What made you switch to Linux Mint?
Replies: 601
Views: 79093

Re: What made you switch to Linux Mint?

My experience echoes many posts here. I was a long time Windows user, tried various Linux distros over the years but driver issues always sent me back to Windows. Win10 came along and it was time to have another look, tried Mint 17 and immediately thought wow this works, tried several other distros ...

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