If you ever need a quick way to convert between video or audio formats in Linux and want something that doesn't munch on resources but does the job well, then you might want to give ffmpeg a try. There are many GUI interfaces for the ffmpeg package but in this article we'll learn how to install it in RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 using the command line and compiling tools.

FFMpeg has many command line options when it comes to converting files and therefore it is advisable to use it from the CLI. From there you can fine-tune its options using attributes and even learn how to create BASH scripts to make automatic conversion scripts.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to compile the ffmpeg source code from scrach

In this tutorial you will learn how to access and copy files from ISO image by mounting the ISO image directly on your CentOS 8 / RHEL 8 Linux system.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to mount ISO image
  • How to unmount ISO image
  • How to check for mounted ISO image
  • How to access the content of the ISO image

Pip is a package management system used to install and manage software packages written in Python. RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 repository allows access to both pip versions for Python 2 as well as Python 3 interpreter. The pip command may be missing on your default RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 system installation.

The pip python package management tool can be easily installed by using the dnf command. Both, python 2 and 3 version can coexists on the same system and are accessible via pip2 and pip3 commands respectively.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to install pip on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 for python version 2.
  • How to install pip on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 for python version 3.

Fedora made the change to DNF back with Fedora 22, but CentOS and RHEL have stayed with YUM, until now. RHEL has jumped to the next gen package manager, and that's a good thing, but if you're missing YUM or have scripts that rely on it, you'll still have access to the old package manager. What's even better, you don't need to do anything extra.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to Use YUM on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8
  • What is YUM on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8, Really
  • Is there a Difference?

There might come a time when you want to know if you have already installed a certain package on your RHEL 8 / CentOS 8. An application to be manually installed might require certain dependencies to work so you'll have to check beforehand if these are satisfied. Or you might want to compile something and want to make sure you have all the right header libraries on your system.

In this tutorial you will learn:
  • How to use yum and dnf in RHEL 8 / CentOS 8 to list all packages
  • How to use the repoquery command to accomplish the same task
  • How to use the rpm command to list all packages installed on RHEL 8 / CentOS 8
  • How to filter the output of each command to seek certain packages
Use the repoquery command to list all available packages in RHEL 8 / CentOS 8
Use the repoquery command to list all available packages in RHEL 8 / CentOS 8

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