A Raspberry Pi, especially the newer models, possesses all the necessary hardware power for running a dedicated Minecraft gaming server. While it is easy enough to host the game off your desktop computer while simultaneously playing, having a dedicated server allows you to host an uninterrupted Minecraft session that can stay up and running for longer periods of time. Rather than buying a robust rig to host your server, or paying a third party company to do the hosting for you, utilizing the Raspberry Pi becomes a cheap alternative. On top of that, you still have the ability to customize the server configuration to produce your ideal gaming environment.
While a Raspberry Pi can serve many purposes, one role that it fills surprisingly well is that of a retro gaming console. The idea is to load up the Raspberry Pi with as many emulators and ROMs as possible, and then you have a portable, HDMI capable gaming machine in the palm of your hand. Plug it into any monitor or TV, and use your keyboard and mouse, or even USB or Bluetooth controller to play some retro titles.
When working with media files, it’s common to find yourself needing to batch convert multiple files. This is particularly true in fields like video editing, audio processing, or even when simply organizing your media library. The powerful tool at the heart of such tasks is often FFMPEG, a versatile, open-source software that can handle almost all video and audio formats. Understanding how to harness FFMPEG through shell scripting can significantly speed up your workflow.
Recording audio from your browser or other applications on Linux can be efficiently done using the command-line tool ‘ffmpeg’. This guide specifically caters to Debian Linux users with KDE Plasma, focusing on capturing audio directly from the system’s output. Whether it’s for recording streaming audio, webinars, or other digital content, this tutorial will guide you through the necessary steps.
Google Chrome is a very popular, yet closed source web browser. This makes it a little tricky to install on a Linux system, as it’s pretty much never included by default on any distro, and usually not available for installation from official repositories. Contrast this to Mozilla Firefox, which is open source and ubiquitous across the most popular Linux distros.
The objective is to install the NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish) Linux and switch from the default open source Nouveau driver to the proprietary Nvidia driver. While the Nouveau driver comes installed by default, the proprietary Nvidia driver can offer several benefits over its alternative. By downloading the official driver, you will have the most cutting edge software and ensure maximum compatibility with your video card hardware.
Using your Raspberry Pi makes for a great way to watch movies. Since the Raspberry Pi is so small and makes no noise, even setting it beside your TV is a great alternative to using a full PC or Blu Ray player, etc. When it comes to playing movies or video files on the Raspberry Pi, there are a few choices for software we can use.
Calibre is, without a doubt, the most featured ebook manager available on Linux and other operating systems. The application is completely free and open source: it lets us easily organize, convert and sync our ebooks with a variety of devices and ebook readers. Calibre has an included media server, which can be used to remotely access a library.
YouTube is home to most of the world’s video content these days. The YouTube website does not give users an easy way to download videos, since its in their best interest that users continually return to the site any time they want to watch a video. However, it is sometimes better to download videos for offline use, so users can archive content that is at risk of disappearing from online, or just so they can continue watching without an internet connection.
The file manager (or file explorer) is the application that displays directories and files on a Linux system. Most people think of GUI applications when it comes to file managers, but there are also some command line utilities that can be used as file managers. Finding the right file manager for your needs is important, since they all come with different features and options.
Video metadata contains information like author, title, genre, comment, and creation date. This information is embedded in the video file itself, but it not really a common practice for video releases to contain a lot of metadata info. If nothing else, there is usually some copyright information. In this tutorial, you will see how to get and change video metadata on a Linux system. This can be accomplished from both command line and GUI. We will cover both methods below.
Using the terminal is one of the main draws that attracts users to a Linux system. It is very powerful and allows you to do many tasks just from your keyboard. But you can get even more use out of the command line if you have a good terminal to go along with it. Some terminals make things easier or allow you to split windows to increase your workflow efficiency, etc.