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Python script to store and load your preferred desktop layout

Submitted by Nicola Rainiero on 2018-08-06
Python script to store and load your preferred desktop layout

Are you tired of having to load, place and resize the programs you normally use every time you start your computer? Would you like to have a simple program that does it for you automatically? Do you wish easily to switch from a series of programs oriented to different uses (office, internet, multimedia, CAD and 3D)? In the article I propose all this by presenting an easy-to-use Python script for Ubuntu and derivatives.


easyMP3gain on ubuntu 18.04

Submitted by Nicola Rainiero on 2018-06-18
easyMP3gain on ubuntu 18.04

After the installation of the last version of Xubuntu, I discovered that easyMP3Gain doesn't function for this release. However with a little of research I found the correct way to install it and it is very easy!

The program is a graphical interface for MP3Gain, which analyzes and adjusts mp3 files so that they have the same volume. I use it a lot to normalize my music playlist, making some video and it works very well.


Installation and a practical example of the heal selection filter in Gimp

Submitted by Nicola Rainiero on 2017-01-23 (last updated on 2017-01-25)
Installation and a practical example of the heal selection filter in Gimp

The Resynthesizer Plugin Suite contains a practical tool for Gimp that allows you to remove the objects in your pictures after covering them with the adjacent elements. In the post I describe a Linux installation procedure of the version 2, by compiling the source from GitHub or by executing an executable and an example of its use.


Locate large files or directories on Linux with bash

Submitted by Nicola Rainiero on 2017-01-16 (last updated on 2017-01-25)
Locate large files or directories on Linux with bash

From a discussion on Super User, I have discovered an awesome tool that helps you to locate the largest files or directories in your computer, just typing a single command line on a bash terminal. I have only added some code to create a text file without the annoying message "Permission denied". In the article there is also a list of the most famous analyzers for linux.


How to cut and join a MP4 video in four steps using ffmpeg

Submitted by Nicola Rainiero on 2015-04-19 (last updated on 2016-08-11)
How to cut and join a MP4 video in four steps using ffmpeg

How many time we have to fix a video removing the parts that we don’t need? There are a lot of video editing programs that solve this elementary issue, including great open source ones,  but generally they require to process the video and audio streams and so a lot of resources. FFmpeg and the command-line can cut and join the video in four steps copying the same video and audio codec even on a MP4 video encoded in h.264 and AAC.