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How to Rip Songs From YouTube Videos

Using a combination of the youtube-dl script and FFMPEG, you can easily rip audio from YouTube videos and instantly convert it to MP3, OGG, or any other audio format that you prefer for your music library.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Install FFMPEG and youtube-dl
  • How to Download and Convert a YouTube Video
  • How to Convert a Video in One Line and Script It

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Overwatch

The 10 Best Wine and Steam Play Games on Linux

So, your favorite game isn’t available on Linux. What now? It might come as a surprise that there are plenty of excellent games that run on Linux through Wine or Steam’s new Steam Play feature. You can get up and running with them quickly, and enjoy decent performance.

Now, before you get started, Lutris is easily your best bet for handling Wine games outside of Steam. If the game is a Steam game, enable Steam Play on your account to play your Windows games like native through Steam for Linux.

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Edit Music Tags With Kid3

How To Edit Music Tags With Kid3 in Linux

Managing a messy music library can be a serious pain. Even if you ripped all of your music yourself, there’s still a pretty good chance that your ripping application got at least a few things wrong.

Kid3 is a simple graphical meta tag editor for music files that can help you get everything straightened out.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Install Kid3
  • How to Edit a Song’s Tags
  • How to Change Multiple Files at Once
  • How to Get Album Art

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How to Create and Export Music Playlists on Linux

There are plenty of applications that you can use to create a playlist on Linux, but Clementine is a longstanding favourite media player that plenty of Linux users already rely on to play their music libraries.

Clementine makes constructing a new playlist very simple and exporting it for use on another device even easier.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Install Clementine
  • How to Import Your Music Library
  • How to Create a Playlist
  • How to Export a Playlist

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Install and Play Overwatch On Linux With Wine

Objective

Play Overwatch on Linux with Wine.

Distributions

This procedure should work on any up-to-date Linux distribution.

Requirements

A working Linux install with a root privileges and a medium to high end graphic card with the latest drivers.

Difficulty

Medium

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

For over a year now, one game has been the white whale for Linux gamers. That game, of course, is Overwatch. For many, it’s a game that should have been simple. Every other Blizzard game has had a Mac port and worked fine under Wine. Overwatch has been that one glaring exception.

Finally, with the aid of some specialized Wine patches, Overwatch is within reach of Linux gamers, provided they have some decent hardware. You don’t need a top-of-the-line monster, but Overwatch doesn’t run nearly as efficiently as it does natively on Windows, so account for the resource sink when you’re planning to run the game.

There is an automatic installer from Lutris, but in testing it for this guide, it was out-of-date and didn’t work. This procedure is essentially a manual version of that installer.

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Lollypop Music Player.

How to Install Lollypop Music Player on Linux

Lollypop is a beautifully designed graphical music player for GTK desktops, like GNOME. It’s exploding in popularity, but it’s not available in most distribution’s repositories just yet.

This guide will walk you through the process of installing Lollypop on several popular distributions and importing your music library.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Install Lollypop on Ubuntu.
  • How to Install Lollypop on Debian.
  • How to Install Lollypop on Fedora.
  • How to Install Lollypop on Arch Linux.
  • How to Add Your Music To Lollypop.

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A radio stream in Firefox Dev Tools

Listen To Your Favorite Radio Station With A Single Command on Linux

Objective

Create ‘single command’ aliases to play Internet radio from the command line.

Distributions

This will work on every Linux distribution.

Requirements

A working Linux install with root privileges and an Internet connection.

Difficulty

Medium

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

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Play Windows Games With Steam Play

How to Install and Use Steam Play on Linux

Steam Play and Proton represent a massive leap forward for Linux gamers. Valve has committed to making Windows games playable on Linux for everyone without the hassle of configuring something like Wine. So, they did it for everyone, with Proton, Steam’s own version of Wine. Learn how to enable Steam Play on your Linux system, and start playing your Windows games.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Install the Steam Beta Client.
  • How to Enable Steam Play.
  • How to Configure Steam Play and Proton.
  • How to Play Your Windows Games.

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Sling TV on Kodi

How to Watch Sling TV in Kodi

Kodi’s support for DRM in version 18 and beyond opened the doors to streaming services like Sling TV. It’s simple enough to get it running within Kodi and start watching live TV legally.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Install the Inputstream Packages
  • How to Install the Inputstream Helper Add-on
  • How to Install Sling TV in Kodi
  • How to Sign in and Use Sling

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Winecfg Staging Settings

How to Play World of Warcraft On Linux With Wine

Objective

Install and run Word of Warcraft on Linux

Distributions

This will work with nearly all Linux distributions.

Requirements

A working Linux install with root privileges and a somewhat modern graphics card with the latest graphics drivers installed.

Difficulty

Easy

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

World of Warcraft has been around for almost thirteen years, and it’s still easily the most popular MMORPG. Unfortunately, after all that time Blizzard never released an official Linux client. It’s not all bad, tough. Wine has you covered.

Install Wine

You can try regular Wine, but it’s not the best for getting the latest improvements in gaming performance. Wine Staging and Wine with the Gallium Nine patches are almost universally better.

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