Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Muktware article

A developers view on Fedora 14

Please find the above link which I wrote on a developer's perspective on Laughlin...

Ananth S Gouri

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

flv2avi using avidemux tool

Hi All,

This post explains how to convert a flv file to a avi file.

Follow these steps:

1. Download the video from youtube making use of youtube-dl script.
2. Install youtube-dl through Synaptic.
3. Install avidemux through Synaptic.
4. Open avidemux and open the flv file downloaded.
5. Change the video format to MPEG 4 ASP (Xvid). Select it from the drop down.
6. Change the audio format to MP3 (lame). Select it from the drop down.
7. Save the file / output file by giving a filename with an avi extension.

Thats it.

This particular created avi file should be playable in most of the recent dvd  players.

Try it out to enjoy.

Ananth S Gouri

Monday, November 22, 2010

Typing tutors

Hi All,

This post is for all those people who waste more than 70% time searching the keys on the keyboard.

There are so many free typing tutors and online tutors in the Windows world.

On Debian based distros you find many packages. Of them - try out ktouch and gtypist.

Install it using synaptic.

Keep half an hour of your day's time for learning typing.

Ananth S Gouri

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Hi All,

This is for all those people who have no knowledge about shipit.ubuntu.com.

This is a website through which you can ask for free copies of Ubuntu latest edition.

Canonical sends the CDs free or rather ships them free of cost. I have many a times even asked for 20+ copies.

Today me being a lecturer at NIE Mysore - I decide to stop my ugly habit. I feel and also its better today that I have enough money as well as bandwidth to download one single CD and redistribute it to others.

This post was a thanks giving to shipit service of Ubuntu and of course for Ubuntu as a whole.

Thanks Ubuntu and its co,
Ananth S Gouri


Hi All,

This post explains how to convert a youtube downloaded flv file to avi file format.

1. Copy the youtube link from the youtube site.
2. Make use of youtube-dl script (install it through Synaptic) and issue this below command

youtube-dl http_youtube_url

3. Convert the flv to avi with this below command:
ffmpeg -i file.flv file.avi [You should have installed ffmpeg prior using synaptic]

You may want to give additional parameters to ffmpeg. Read the manual pages of ffmpeg.

Thats it...
Ananth S Gouri

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Listening to alternative rock, punk rock

Hi All,

This post explains how to listen to alternative rock and punk rock in Lenny.

Hit your browsers to idobi.com and search for TUNE IN

- select your preferred mp3 application

Download Realplayer stream.

Open it with totem

Thats it...

Ananth S Gouri

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010



Its a pleasure indeed to tell that my site  has / had 10k hits over a period of an year and 8 months.

I am really blessed to write a whole lot of things on different topics varied right from Linux till UNIX to Java to Lex and Yacc as well.

I hope to continue this for long and request you all to keep reading my blog at the same time.

Happy Ananth signs of.

Fedora 14 Laughlin

Hey All,

Fedora 14 is out. Its code is named Laughlin.

Its available for download in multiple formats @ fedoraproject.org

Ananth S Gouri

Libre Office

Hi All,

Its indeed sad to tell that OOO is no more (OOO no more)

A new Office suit now exists which is a forked version of OOO called Libre Office.

The project was started as Document Foundation project.

And the ending - Oracle asks all those people who supported Document Foundation to leave... :(

Now in all its 2. First OpenSolaris now OOO.

May God bless those 33 developers who quit Oracle to start Document Foundation project.

Take care all,
Ananth S Gouri