Ubuntu black screen solution

Ubuntu black screen solution

Although it is not a common error, some users may encounter a black screen when using Ubuntu Linux. The error is most likely to occur when first logging into Ubuntu, and usually indicates that there is a missing video driver. In this tutorial, we will look at a solution to fix a black screen on Ubuntu.

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AMD Radeon Ubuntu 20.04 Driver Installation

Install AMD Radeaon Drivers on Ubuntu 20.04

The objective of this tutorial is to install AMD drivers on Ubuntu 20.04. AMD graphic cards are well supported on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa. The default open source AMD Radeon Driver is installed and enabled by default out of the box. However, since the Ubuntu 20.04 is a long term support (LTS) release the AMD Radeon graphic card users have few AMD Radeon driver installation options to their disposal.

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Downloading a YouTube video with yt-dlp on Linux

yt-dlp vs youtube-dl

It’s well known that videos are not nearly as easy to save from a website as things like images or text. Although web browsers do not feature a default way to save videos directly to our hard drive, open source projects like yt-dlp and youtube-dl fill this gap quite nicely.

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How to download online videos from the command line using Youtube-dl

How to download online videos from the Linux command line using Youtube-dl

Nowadays a lot of video sharing platforms exist online. Some are really popular, like Youtube , and others are a little more “obscure”. Different types of content can be found on these platforms, but is not always possible to download them via the native web interface. In this tutorial we will see how to use a small command line utility: youtube-dl. This command line utility is able to download said videos for us using a very simple syntax. The following tutorial aims to demonstrate the capabilities of the program, however it should be used only where appropriate, in order to respect copyright laws.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to install youtube-dl
  • How to download videos using youtube-dl
  • How to list the available formats for a video
  • How to download a specific format
  • How to stream a video directly to a media player
  • How to save downloaded files using template patterns
  • How to specify options into the youtube-dl configuration file
How to download online videos from the command line using Youtube-dl

How to download online videos from the command line using Youtube-dl

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Best Multimedia Linux distributions

Best Multimedia Linux distributions

When choosing the best Linux distribution for your needs, multimedia experts such as video editors and photographers will benefit most from a Linux distro that specializes in multimedia production.

There are a few Linux distrubitions that fill the gap for multimedia gurus, and we’re going to cover the top choices in this article. Read below to see our countdown of the five best multimedia Linux distros.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • Top 5 Multimedia Linux distributions

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Watching a movie on Manjaro Linux

How to Install Third Party Codecs & Extras on Manjaro Linux

Having the ability to play audio and video files on Manjaro Linux is one of the most essential and basic features for a lot of users. Unfortunately, due to the plethora of media codecs in circulation and the licenses that protect them, it’s not always as easy as it sounds.

In this guide, we’ll show you the software and third party codecs that you can install on your Manjaro Linux system for maximum compatibility. By the end of this tutorial, your computer should be able to open and play almost any video or audio file you throw at it.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • Installing audio and video codecs
  • Installing a recommended video player
  • Installing a recommended music player

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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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Kodi Movie Library

How to Add Videos to Your Kodi Library

Kodi’s library feature lets you browse your videos in a much friendlier and more visually appealing form. Kodi fetches cover artwork and descriptions for your videos, including more readable movie and show titles. It’s simple to set up, and Kodi does most of the work automatically.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Add a New File Source
  • How to Update an Existing Source
  • How to Add an Information Scraper

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Kodi Remote Control

How to Control Kodi From Android

Kodi has its own remote app for Android that makes controlling your media center incredibly simple. In order to use it, all you’ll need to do is configure Kodi to allow the remote, and install the app on your Android device.

In this tutorial you will learn:

  • How to Allow the Remote on Kodi
  • How to Install the Kodi Remote
  • How to Connect the Remote to Kodi

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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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