Watch HBO on Linux

How to Watch HBO Now on Linux Desktop

HBO Now allows you to stream your favorite HBO shows and movies without a cable subscription to tons of different devices. Even though HBO doesn’t explicitly support it, one of those devices can be your Linux PC as well. With the right browser set up, watching HBO Now on Linux is simple.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Set Up Your VPN
  • How to Create Your HBO Now Account
  • How to Configure FireFox to Watch
  • How to Configure Google Chrome to Watch
  • How to Sign In and Watch HBO Now

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abcde Ripping a CD

How to Rip CDs From the Linux Command Line

There are a few options for ripping your CDs from the command line, but abcde is easily the most widely available and one of the easiest to work with. You can use it for simple one off rips, or you can configure it to your exact specifications for every use.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Install abcde
  • How to Rip a CD with abcde
  • How to Configure abcde

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Lutris Begin Hearthstone Install

Play Hearthstone On Linux With Lutris

Objective

Install and play Hearthstone with Lutris.

Distributions

This will work on most current distributions but focuses on Ubuntu.

Requirements

A working Linux install(preferably Ubuntu) with updated graphics drivers and root privileges.

Conventions

  • # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Introduction

Hearthstone is a simple card game, but it’s a huge deal in the PC gaming world. Aside from being plain old fun, Hearthstone is a highly competitive esports title with mega prizes and entire competitive leagues built around it. Even though it’s just a card game, Hearthstone is also one of the most watched games on Twitch.

This little card game has been ported to nearly every platform imaginable, including mobile devices. However, Linux is not on that extensive list. That’s where Lutris and Wine come in.

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RPCS3 Running on Linux

How to Install RPCS3 Emulator and Play PS3 Games on Linux

The PS3 was a great console, and it was home to plenty of awesome games. Keeping an old one around now might seem a little cumbersome. Thankfully, you can play your PS3 games on Linux with the RPCS3 emulator. This guide will walk you through the process of getting set up. Before you continue, please note that RPCS3 is still in Alpha. Expect bugs. That said, you’ll still find plenty of games are playable.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Download RPCS3
  • How to Run RPCS3
  • How to Add PS3 Firmware to RPCS3
  • How to Launch a PS3 Game

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Lutris Change Wine Version

Improve Your Wine Gaming on Linux With DXVK

Objective

Add DXVK to an existing Wine prefix, improving performance.

Distributions

This guide focuses on Ubuntu, but the procedure will work on any distribution.

Requirements

A working Linux install with root privileges.

Conventions

  • # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Introduction

Wine gaming is sort of a moving target. It always has been. Just when you think you know the lay of the land, something new pops up and disrupts everything. The latest curveball comes in the form of DXVK.

DXVK is a set of replacement dll files that translate from DirectX 11 to Vulkan. While DXVK is still very new, and it hasn’t even seen its 1.0 release yet, Wine gamers are jumping on board with both feet.

Because it moves DX11 code to Vulkan, DXVK directly addresses the biggest problem with Wine gaming today, incompatibility with newer forms of DirectX. Most games are moving as far from DirextX 9 as possible, and breaking Wine comparability in the process. DXVK has very real potential as a solution.

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Stream from VLC

How to Stream Video From VLC

Most Linux users are at least familiar with VLC, and a good portion of them have it installed. What many don’t know is that VLC can handle much more than just playing your videos. In addition to its many other options, VLC can easily stream a video over your network.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Set Up a VLC Stream
  • How to Connect to a VLC Stream

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Batch Convert Audio Files With FFMPEG

How to Batch Convert Music Files with FFMpeg

FFMpeg is at the core of tons of multimedia utilities, but the utility itself doesn’t have the ability to convert multiple files at once. Thankfully, FFMpeg is scriptable, and you can easily set something up quickly with Bash.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Set Up Your Variables
  • How to Construct the Loop
  • How to Strip Out the File Names
  • How to Put it All Together, and Run

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SoundConverter Converting MP3s

How to Convert to and From MP3 on Linux

MP3 is still easily the most widly used and widely supported digital audio file format. As a result, working with MP3 tends to be simple, especially on Linux. There was a time when it was still a proprietary format, and required additional packages, but now, converting your MP3 files is a breeze.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Install SoundConverter
  • How to Convert To MP3
  • How to Convert From MP3

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Add Wine Steam Runner

Install Windows Steam on Linux With Lutris

Playing games with Steam on Linux is great, but you’re still locked out of all your Windows-only titles. With Lutris, though, playing them becomes a lot easier. Lutris has a separate Steam runner specifically designed for playing Windows games. It also has all the benefits of the separate script configurations and prefixes that Lutris uses.

The objective of this guide is to Install the Windows version of Steam on Linux with Lutris.

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HandBrake Converting a Video

How to Convert Video Formats on Linux

There are a few ways to convert video files on Linux. If you’re a fan of command line tools, check out our FFMPEG video conversion guide. This guide is going to focus on HandBrake, a powerful graphical video conversion tool to covert video from and to many formats such as MP4, AVI, WebM and many more.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Install HandBrake
  • How to Use Video Conversion Profiles
  • How to Convert a Video

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