what you would want to do on startup multimedia side

Part1

Improve performace (if you need it):

    • swappiness  ; you can set your swappines with this(ONLY NEW COMPUTER with a lots of ram):
      kdesudo kate  /etc/sysctl.conf

      add , if you have not , this string :

      vm.swappiness = 10

    • you can even  set your computer to load , at the boot time ,  some process in a parallel way with this
 kdesudo kate /etc/init.d/rc

search for this :

CONCURRENCY=none

and set it like this

CONCURRENCY=shell

Set the desktop to use less ram disabling some stuff ….

there are gif animated photos =====> click on the picture to see

Well you could just do everything even if you have a nice ultrafast machine but.. i guess it’s not usefull to remove features and candy if you have that machine.

Anyway under some conditions you could want to decrease the ram usage, that could mean more battery for example.

Disable Semantic Desktop search

The most of time you would like disable only akonadi and nepomuck and stringi for that you need only to do this

Disabling Kwin effects

Disable the Oxygen Animations

Kde is very candy and beautiful with all these animations on menus but.. it could be too much heavy , i think to the netbook for example. So how to disable them ?

Disable Akonadi

kate ~/.config/akonadi/akonadiserverrc

set startserver=false

kate ~/.config/akonadi/agentsrc

after that this

[Instances]

replace akonadi with  #akonadi ; thsi will disable the istances you want disable .

Configure qt engine

sudo apt-get install kde-config-qt-graphicssystem && kbuildsycoca4

then go on system settings and set raster (FOR SOME VIDEO CARD PLASMA COULD CRASH reset to XRENDER IF IT HAPPENS )

When you start using linux and kubuntu you would install all this stuff just beacuse you would want to use the computer like you would into windows or mac but… without problems so :

WARNING THIS ADD MEDIBUNTU and install the most powerfull multimedia applications (READ THIS BEFORE FOR LICENSE..)

Part 2

install what you need for Multimedia 

Qt applications

  • pencil = photo\ video 2d animations
  • kdenlive = video editor
  • subtitlecomposer = subtitle editing
  • digikam = photo management
  • krita = photo editing (too much complicated ? use kolourpaint4 )
  • sonic visualiser london university audio editing program
  • kffmpegthumbnailer faster preview of videos on dolphin (should enable it)
  • kamoso video recorder and photo for webcam
  • okular to see CBR PDF compressed photos
  • sox and libraries audio tool from terminal
  • recordmydestop and recorditnow desktop video recorder
  • k3b dvd rip audio rip dvd cd Burner
  • k9coy dvd rip
  • kmplayer basically to see videos on web browser
  • lame faac vorbis tools audio encoders
  • phonon-backend-vlc if you got problems with video previews on dolphin use this to fix it

gtk-applications

  • chromium

other libraries

  • blender = 3d animations \ video editor
 sudo wget --output-document=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/$(lsb_release -cs).list && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes --quiet --allow-unauthenticated install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get --quiet update && sudo apt-get --yes install app-install-data-medibuntu apport-hooks-medibuntu

the software for:
kubuntu 11.10

sudo apt-get install subtitlecomposer vlc k9copy kamoso kdenlive  blender k3b sox libsox-fmt-all pencil  kmplayer digikam kipi-plugins  recorditnow kffmpegthumbnailer  ffmpeg  libavfilter-extra-2 libavcodec-extra-53 libavformat-extra-53 libavutil-extra-51 libavdevice-extra-53 libswscale-extra-2 kffmpegthumbnailer  libxine1-ffmpeg mencoder oggz-tools recordmydesktop vorbis-tools ffmpeg2theora faac lame kubuntu-restricted-extras krita phonon-backend-vlc 

kubuntu 10.04

sudo apt-get install subtitlecomposer vlc k9copy kamoso kdenlive  blender k3b sox libsox-fmt-all pencil  kmplayer digikam kipi-plugins   recorditnow kffmpegthumbnailer ffmpeg libavdevice-unstripped-52 libavformat-unstripped-52 libavutil-unstripped-49 libpostproc-unstripped-51 libswscale-unstripped-0 kffmpegthumbnailer  libxine1-ffmpeg mencoder oggz-tools recordmydesktop vorbis-tools ffmpeg2theora faac lame kubuntu-restricted-extras krita phonon-backend-vlc sonic-visualiser kipi-plugins-doc

** remove sonic-visualiser kipi-plugins-doc if errors come out

kubuntu 10.10

sudo apt-get install subtitlecomposer vlc k9copy kamoso kdenlive  blender k3b sox libsox-fmt-all pencil  kmplayer digikam kipi-plugins  recorditnow kffmpegthumbnailer  ffmpeg libavcodec-unstripped-52 libavdevice-unstripped-52 libavformat-unstripped-52 libavutil-unstripped-50 libpostproc-unstripped-51 libswscale-unstripped-0 kffmpegthumbnailer  libxine1-ffmpeg mencoder oggz-tools recordmydesktop vorbis-tools ffmpeg2theora faac lame kubuntu-restricted-extras krita phonon-backend-vlc kipi-plugins-doc sonic-visualiser 

**sonic-visualiser not in the list

Utilities

  • kdf ==== disk usage
  • kinfocenter ==== infocenter for kde
  • plasma-widget-daisy dock bar ====~ mac Os bar
  • konversation == irc client
  • partitionmanager == partition program ..
 sudo apt-get install kdf kinfocenter  plasma-widget-daisy  konversation partitionmanager

Remove stuff

  • dragon player == player with bad integration on rekonq konqueror and chromium really bad much better kmplayer
  • quassel == irc client, much more better konversation
 sudo apt-get remove quassel dragonplayer

PART 3

Configure dolphin

Configure dolphin :

  • add FILTER BAR ———-> YOU MUS HAVE THIS
  • add UP button
  • get the video preview
  • set compressed folder to be viewed like normal folder
  • disk usage diplayed ————–_> YOU MUST HAVE THIS(not need anymore with the new version of dolphin 2011)

Configure dolphin for each user :

***Note this will work only in natty

kdesudo kate /usr/share/kubuntu-default-settings/kde4-profile/default/share/config/dolphinrc

 

[General]
EditableUrl=true
FilterBar=true
ShowFullPath=true
ShowSpaceInfo=true
RenameInline=true
ShowCopyMoveMenu=true

Configure phonon

systemsettings—>multimedia

File associations Set vlc for every damned format

kate /$HOME/.local/share/applications/mimeapps.list 

my file is this AUDIO + VIDEO = VLC

**NOTE IF YOU HAVE other application for html,text and images please consider only to add the video and the audio lines

[Added Associations]
video/x-flv=vlc.desktop;
video/x-msvideo=vlc.desktop;
video/3gpp=vlc.desktop;
video/annodex=vlc.desktop;
video/dv=vlc.desktop;
video/isivideo=vlc.desktop;
video/mlt-playlist=vlc.desktop;
video/mp2t=vlc.desktop;
video/mp4=vlc.desktop;
video/mpeg=vlc.desktop;
video/ogg=vlc.desktop;
video/quicktime=vlc.desktop;
video/vivo=vlc.desktop;
video/vnd.rn-realvideo=vlc.desktop;
video/wavelet=vlc.desktop;
video/x-anim=vlc.desktop;
video/x-flic=vlc.desktop;
video/x-flv=vlc.desktop;
video/x-matroska=vlc.desktop;
video/x-mng=vlc.desktop;
video/x-ms-asf=vlc.desktop;
video/x-ms-wmp=vlc.desktop;
video/x-ms-wmv=vlc.desktop;
video/x-msvideo=vlc.desktop;
video/x-nsv=vlc.desktop;
video/x-ogm+ogg=vlc.desktop;
audio/AMR-WB=vlc.desktop;
audio/AMR=vlc.desktop;
audio/aac=vlc.desktop;
audio/ac3=vlc.desktop;
audio/annodex=vlc.desktop;
audio/basic=vlc.desktop;
audio/midi=vlc.desktop;
audio/mp2=vlc.desktop;
audio/mp4=vlc.desktop;
audio/mpeg=vlc.desktop;
audio/ogg=vlc.desktop;
audio/prs.sid=vlc.desktop;
audio/vnd.rn-realaudio=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-adpcm=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-aifc=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-aiff=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-aiffc=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-ape=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-flac+ogg=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-flac=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-gsm=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-iriver-pla=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-it=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-m4b=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-matroska=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-minipsf=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-mo3=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-mod=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-mpegurl=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-ms-asx=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-ms-wma=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-musepack=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-psf=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-psflib=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-riff=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-s3m=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-scpls=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-speex+ogg=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-speex=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-stm=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-tta=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-voc=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-vorbis+ogg=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-wav=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-wavpack-correction=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-wavpack=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-xi=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-xm=vlc.desktop;
audio/x-xmf=vlc.desktop;

[Removed Associations]

refresh now your settings by typing this

kbuildsycoca4

note if you want add an application for example kmplayer too only for flv look at this example

video/x-flv=vlc.desktop;kde4-kmplayer.desktop;

2 Responses to what you would want to do on startup multimedia side

  1. sys says:

    > K9coy
    I suppose that you mean K9Copy🙂
    http://www.linux.com/feature/144541
    http://k9copy.sourceforge.net/
    is a tabbed tool that rips DVDS. So it allows to copy one or more titles from a DVD9 to a DVD5, in the same way than DVDShrink for Windows.

  2. sys says:

    > Sonic visualiser: london university audio editing program

    I tried it, and it’s an excellent application for viewing and analysing the contents of music audio files. Although as they say in the [official program help](http://www.sonicvisualiser.org/doc/reference/2.3/en/):

    5. Editing

    Most of Sonic Visualiser’s annotation layer types are interactively editable. Layers corresponding directly to audio data (such as waveform
    and spectrogram layers) are not editable. Sonic Visualiser is not an audio editor.

    Perhaps it was meant the fast-to-load and good old KWave?
    http://kwave.sourceforge.net/

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