Quick Start Docker: Introduction

This is a brisk introduction to Docker, to get you up and running as quick as possible with a decent understanding of the command line tools and the architecture of Docker containers. There is a follow up article on creating images with Docker ➙ Quick Start Docker: Creating Images.   What is it? Docker is…

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Building libav and avconv with libfdk_aac and libx264

I was trying to transcode the AC3 5.1 (6ch) audio in some MKV videos to 2ch stereo AAC, using avconv command line, and discovered that it’s native support for AAC isn’t great. An alternative is to use the Fraunhofer libfdk_aac encoder, but it isn’t available in standard system packages of libav or ffmpeg, due to…

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Building GTK+ 3 Glade 3.19.0, on Ubuntu-Gnome 15.10

The current stable release of Glade on Ubuntu 14.04 and up is 3.18.0 and doesn’t include many of the newer widgets and layouts available in GTK+ 3, so let’s build the newest stable release, 3.19.0, which does have the new stuff. Glade 3.19.0 depends on GTK+ 3.16.0 or newer, you will need a system with…

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