Tagged: jessie

Hakology Day 35 : Blog Entry

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Reflecting on the weekend, have been working on a few projects. One using the max7219 LED matrix driver, which I’m considering writing my own library for as everything i’ve tried seems to fail, I have it working and can address each LED individually but haven’t been able display anything useful ie. fonts or text effects … anyway that’s a work in progress. I turned my hand to configuring a small 1.3″ OLED screen someone donated a while back now I can see it was some kind of addressing issue in the code I initially got it running (there were 2 pixels columns on the far right filled with random bits and a couple of leading pixel columns missing) anyway its working now I noticed the version I was running was from the google code repo and checked github see if the project was still live and found some more recent libraries, installed those and that seems to have remedied the problem.
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Managed to sort out a good method for screen capture in gnome3 debian jessie. Was having issues capturing the screen in a format I was able to get in to my editing suite. Inadvertently I found out that debian jessie has built in screencapture/screencast ability. Pressing shift+ctrl+alt+R, a small red dot will appear in a panel near your login/logoutĀ  panel to show if you are recording, files are automatically saved to your home videos folder, to stop recording just hit the keyboard shortcut again.

These files happen to be in webm format, I havent yet tried running the webm files through handbrake to see if I can convert them to mp4 as my editing suite doesnt natively support webm and one huge problem with the built in screencast is it only records my desktop and no audio. (Maybe I’m doing something wrong, would be easier to just use the built in screencapture)

So eventually my final solution was to record using kazam to mp4, this captured the video + audio, was even hoping I wouldnt have to transcode it again, but still the default format output by kazam isnt compatible with vegas, I then ran the files through handbrake and imported them and everything seems ok … now all the audio syncs with the video perfectly.

Its a bit of a mess/bodge job but it works, maybe if I get some time in future I might have a look see if its possible to edit the default screencast settings to capture audio+video and output to a compatible format preferably mp4.

NB. The default screen recorder only allows you to record for 30 seconds use the following line in terminal to change the maximum record time.
gsettings set org.gnome.settings-daemon.plugins.media-keys max-screencast-length 45
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Hakology Day 18 : Blog Entry

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Feeling a lot better today but still a little under the weather. Have to do a few jobs this morning but should be online and creating later.
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Picked up a PC for an upgrade 256gb SSD and PCIE wireless card. Just sorting that out and having a brew.
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Waiting for images to burn, files to copy etc. Had a good play with kodi whilst I’ve been ill an I’m pretty impressed, makes it easier in some ways to watching content on your PC.
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This program http://download.wsusoffline.net/ has been a real time saver, when people ask me to install windows 7 for them usually the update service is borked and needs fixing, quite frankly the MS tools are diabolical this seems to be the best / quickest way to patch and repair the windows update service.
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Setting up wordpress for a new web client. Almost done with all my jobs for the day then hopefully get down to some recording even if its only a vblog.
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Knackered and my head is aching, going to call it one for today. Finished all the updates on that build and also dropped debian jessie into a separate partition for them to try as they’d asked about linux. Need to be up early tomorrow and get that website online. Honestly not worth me recording a vlog b/c I’m still pretty flued up.
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