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by overkill22
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't see MegaSync & Dropbox anymore
Replies: 2
Views: 174

Re: Can't see MegaSync & Dropbox anymore

I solved with this workaround. Dropbox Uncheck the startup option on dropbox (right click on the panel icon > preferences > uncheck start dropbox on system startup). Go in "startup applications" delete the dropbox launcher. Create a new one with command dbus-launch dropbox . MegaSync Go in...
by overkill22
Sat Oct 20, 2018 1:58 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Converting VHS to digital
Replies: 36
Views: 16100

Re: Converting VHS to digital

Hi overkill22, JerryF, and Everyone Else, Although converting or capturing VHS videos may not be as high quality as converting DVD/Blu-ray, it is still very much worth doing to preserve the videos into digital format because the "tape" inside the VHS cassettes will not last. I tried most ...
by overkill22
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Converting VHS to digital
Replies: 36
Views: 16100

Re: Converting VHS to digital

Back in the day, I used to convert many VHS movies to DVD digital movies. But, you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear! The VHS quality is what you get when converting, the quality does not get any better, even though the media is converted to digital. So, I gave all my VHS movies away and t...
by overkill22
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Clean install Mint 19 Cinnamon boot question/problem
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: Clean install Mint 19 Cinnamon boot question/problem

I don't have apt-daily-service showing in my list. Maybe the update app? I've disabled that one right now to see if what might be causing slow boots. I googled and this is what I found. Didn't go through all yet. https://ubuntu-mate.community/t/shorten-boot-time-apt-daily-service/12297 https://asku...
by overkill22
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:46 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Converting VHS to digital
Replies: 36
Views: 16100

Re: Converting VHS to digital

phd21 wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:14 am

Hope this helps ...
Real good explanation.
I think I'll go for the USB adapter + burning on DVD then. I have normal laptop with a normal DVD player, it should be ok.

As for the VHS I don't know how many, but I guess at least one hundred hours of recording in total.
by overkill22
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:51 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Converting VHS to digital
Replies: 36
Views: 16100

Re: Converting VHS to digital

I'd also like to have an advice about storing those video.
I was thinking to buy a dedicated HD and put everything there. Which type of HD is better for this purpouse, normal one or SSD?
by overkill22
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Clean install Mint 19 Cinnamon boot question/problem
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: Clean install Mint 19 Cinnamon boot question/problem

My stopwatch was on my phone. in Terminal systemd-analyze gives a start up time systemd-analyze blame give a detail listing of the time for each process to load I reinstalled after I realized I'd attempted to install Wine and wondered if that had caused the delays. Unfortunately, no. The new instal...
by overkill22
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Clean install Mint 19 Cinnamon boot question/problem
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: Clean install Mint 19 Cinnamon boot question/problem

My stopwatch was on my phone. in Terminal systemd-analyze gives a start up time systemd-analyze blame give a detail listing of the time for each process to load I reinstalled after I realized I'd attempted to install Wine and wondered if that had caused the delays. Unfortunately, no. The new instal...
by overkill22
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Converting VHS to digital
Replies: 36
Views: 16100

Re: Converting VHS to digital

Hi overkill22, I just read your post and some of the good replies to it. Here are my thoughts on this as well. 1.) There are some of those VHS to Digital devices on Amazon that do not require a computer at all and convert to digital format on a microSD card, hard drive, etc... so it does not matter...
by overkill22
Thu Oct 18, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't edit the Main Menu > Other
Replies: 19
Views: 1416

Re: Can't edit the Main Menu

smurphos wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:51 am
electrum %u should work as the command in a custom menu entry.
That's cool.

So editing the "Others" folder is a bug of cinnamon. Can I mark as solved or should I wait a solution?
by overkill22
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't edit the Main Menu > Other
Replies: 19
Views: 1416

Re: Can't edit the Main Menu

smurphos wrote:
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:40 am
I didn't install it to check - but I had a look for the .desktop file in the download.

What does whereis electrum return?
electrum: /usr/local/bin/electrum

usually I try to install the programs in /opt, but I don't know if it's a good practice.
by overkill22
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:25 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Converting VHS to digital
Replies: 36
Views: 16100

Re: Converting VHS to digital

generally - you would save as MP4 format, but again, I've always burnt straight to Disk,, but again, that's also part of the Software that I'm using. the thing is, that getting this sort of stuff is to work on a Linux System is always Fun - - NOT :roll: your main issue, will be, in obtaining the Ha...
by overkill22
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't edit the Main Menu > Other
Replies: 19
Views: 1416

Re: Can't edit the Main Menu

I'm not sure I understood this, you mean drag and drop? If this, I can't drag anything. You can find the app with the empty command field here https://electrum.org/#download , it's weird indeed. Not drag and drop, I mean drag and highlight. Anyway i think i'm barking up the wrong tree. Does cat /us...
by overkill22
Thu Oct 18, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Converting VHS to digital
Replies: 36
Views: 16100

Re: Converting VHS to digital

all of those hardware devices, seem to be Windows Based, & even the Hardware device, that I've got, is used on an old win-xp machine. most folks would suggest to use Handbreak ,, as the FOSS version when using Digital Sources. the Guy that I've always know & who does heaps of these conversi...
by overkill22
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Installation & Boot
Topic: Clean install Mint 19 Cinnamon boot question/problem
Replies: 8
Views: 651

Re: Clean install Mint 19 Cinnamon boot question/problem

I've done a clean install of Mint 19 Cinnamon on notebook with 256 SSD, 8 gb ram. Kernel is 4.15.0.36-generic and all updates are applied. Everything works ok so far except below and a minor issue I had with 18.3 has been fixed. My issue is the slow boot. When I time it from power on to waiting for...
by overkill22
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Sound, Multimedia, & Codecs
Topic: Converting VHS to digital
Replies: 36
Views: 16100

Converting VHS to digital

I have a bunch of VHS that would like to convert to digital. A quick search on amazon and I found that there are cheap devices that convert the RGB to digital: https://www.amazon.com/REDGO-Video-Capture-Converter-Adapter/dp/B01E5ITE2W/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1539831997&sr=8-6&keyword...
by overkill22
Wed Oct 17, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't edit the Main Menu > Other
Replies: 19
Views: 1416

Re: Can't edit the Main Menu

Thanks mate! That's a good job! I thought to do the point 7 too, but for some applications I have the "command" field in the launcher properties empty! But the launcher is working... :?: This bug exists on an up to date Cinnamon 18.3 as-well so it looks like its been around a while. I thi...
by overkill22
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't see MegaSync & Dropbox anymore
Replies: 2
Views: 174

[SOLVED] Can't see MegaSync & Dropbox anymore

Yesterday was only MegaSync, today also Dropbox. The services are supposed to autostart at the startup, but they don't appear in the panel. trying dropbox running doesn't give anything. I tried to stop and start the service, nothing. i tried to unistall and reinstall again. nothing. same goes for Me...
by overkill22
Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Cinnamon
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't edit the Main Menu > Other
Replies: 19
Views: 1416

Re: Can't edit the Main Menu

I can reproduce your bug with the example given - investigating.... 1) It happens in a fresh user account. 2) The underlying config files changes by copying / pasting to 'Other' appear to look as they should. 3) Copying and pasting to other categories works fine. 4) I tried Mate to see if the same ...
by overkill22
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Software & Applications
Topic: Shutter icon disappear and the reappear in panel
Replies: 8
Views: 741

Re: Shutter icon disappear and the reappear in panel

smurphos wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:31 am
overkill22 wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:08 am
It was disabled.

:roll:
Have you fixed your menu issue yet from - viewtopic.php?p=1539090#p1538200

Just a hunch that some of these issues might be related....
used the code but didn't fix either issue. I answered in the other topic .

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