Raspberry Pi as Minecraft Server

Raspberry Pi as Minecraft Server

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.

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Reviving Retro Games: Using Raspberry Pi for Emulation

Reviving Retro Games: Using Raspberry Pi for Emulation

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.

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FFMPEG Script to Convert Multiple Files in Linux

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.

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Recording Browser Audio on Linux with ffmpeg

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.

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Google Chrome installed and running on a Linux system

Google Chrome for Linux: Download and Installation

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.

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How to install the NVIDIA drivers on Ubuntu 22.04

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.

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YouTube downloader with GUI on Linux

YouTube downloader with GUI on Linux

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.

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How to get and change video metadata in Linux

How to get and change video metadata in Linux

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.

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