How to fix crackling distorted sound from speakers in Linux Mint 20 XFCE

The computer speakers crackle and give distorted sound at high volumes in Linux Mint 20 XFCE. To overcome this, open a terminal window and enter the following commands: $ alsamixer <enter>Use the right arrow key to locate the option for Auto-Mute. It will show enabled. Change it to disabled by pressing the down arrow key … Continue reading How to fix crackling distorted sound from speakers in Linux Mint 20 XFCE

How to install vlc and other applications not available in the Fedora repositories via rpmfusion

Fedora has not put the vlc media player in it's official repos. To install it and various other such applications not available in the Fedora repos, add the rpmfusion repository to the package manager and use it to download vlc. To add the rpmfusion repos, open a terminal window and enter the following commands: $ … Continue reading How to install vlc and other applications not available in the Fedora repositories via rpmfusion

How to restore music file names from iPod on a Linux computer

After copying music to the iPod, file names and folder names of the music files change to 4 characters with mp3 after them. Unfortunately, these do not identify the music file on an Android device or even the PC. Similarly, folder names too are changed. Could not find a way to get back the folder … Continue reading How to restore music file names from iPod on a Linux computer

Create a VCD from mp4 or mkv files using devede and cdrdao in Linux

At times, we need to create a VCD from any video files we may have saved, like those from cell phones. Those files are already in the MP4 or MKV format. Fortunately, it is easy to create VCDs from such files using devede. 1. Transfer the mp4 or mkv files to the computer. 2. Start … Continue reading Create a VCD from mp4 or mkv files using devede and cdrdao in Linux

Error Couldn’t open DVD device: /dev/dvd (No such file or directory)

Below error appears when creating a avi out of a DVD, is an mencoder error: MEncoder 1.1-4.8 (C) 2000-2012 MPlayer Team libdvdread: Can't stat /dev/dvd No such file or directory libdvdread: Could not open /dev/dvd Couldn't open DVD device: /dev/dvd (No such file or directory) No stream found to handle url dvd://2 Cannot open file/device. … Continue reading Error Couldn’t open DVD device: /dev/dvd (No such file or directory)