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revised Installing ffmpeg (namely fdk-aac) on cPanel server causes issues with perl threads
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answered Installing ffmpeg (namely fdk-aac) on cPanel server causes issues with perl threads
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comment Installing ffmpeg (namely fdk-aac) on cPanel server causes issues with perl threads
Did you ever solve this? I'm trying to do exactly the same thing and haven't succeeded with getting it to recognise my perlbrew version of perl. There's hardly any information about libfdk-aac anywhere... I'd appreciate any insight.
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comment How can I launch games so that while playing there is a visible, but not obtrusive session timer visible?
One last thing you might want to take a look at; Evolve. If you turn off the chat/social features, it serves the purpose you're looking for when the win key is pressed - it tracks gameplay and this is the overlay which appears when you press the win key: i.imgur.com/zpz6m.jpg Obviously it's not quite what you want as you can't play the game while the overlay is displayed, but for a fairly unobtrusive way of checking how long you've been playing the game without alt-tabbing it's worth a mension. evolvehq.com
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comment How can I launch games so that while playing there is a visible, but not obtrusive session timer visible?
I am pretty sure if you can have a window of your choice (browser etc) on the second monitor while playing fullscreen on the first monitor, you can easily write a simple script which will display a timer in a window on the second monitor. I think trying to go down the DirectX injection route is more hassle than it is worth for your needs; I'd either try and use AHK to display it on the second monitor, or play in windowed mode. At the end of the day, do the window borders really ruin your immersion in the game that much?
May
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comment linux arecord: capture sound card output rather than microphone input
If you can't get it working with asoundrc, these links may provide more info to help figure it out: sabi.co.uk/Notes/linuxSoundALSA.html#tasksRecordPlay forum.vectorlinux.com/index.php?topic=7500.0 If you still can't get it working, you could switch to using PulseAudio instead of ALSA. This answer explains how to do this using PulseAudio: askubuntu.com/questions/171287/…
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comment linux arecord: capture sound card output rather than microphone input
Sorry my answer didn't work - it works on my setup. I'd recommend taking a look at this explanation of the asoundrc file: alsa-project.org/main/index.php/Asoundrc I'm fairly sure if you try a few things and play around with different devices a bit more you should get it working. A bit of a kludge, but do you happen to have a physical 3.5mm->3.5mm cable? If so, you could always just connect your headphones output jack to the mic/line in jack.
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comment What is the best filesystem for an external USB drive - 2 - 3 TB shared between OSX/Windows/Linux?
I'd say unfortunately for the requirement of being "able to read them from something else with out a lot of trouble", NTFS is currently the best choice. If you are likely to be using Apple devices more than Windows and Linux, use HFS+ (without journaling) and buy MacDrive to read/write on Windows. I'd genuinely recommend taking the actual 3TB disk out of your current portable hard drive and putting it in a cheap NAS. You can get a single bay NAS for less than $50 ( D-Link DNS-313 for example ) That way you avoid filesystem compatibility completely by using the Samba or NFS protocol instead.
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answered How can I launch games so that while playing there is a visible, but not obtrusive session timer visible?
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answered What is the best filesystem for an external USB drive - 2 - 3 TB shared between OSX/Windows/Linux?
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answered linux arecord: capture sound card output rather than microphone input
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answered GRUB that dynamically detects available OSes?