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ffmpeg encoding for silverlight

I found some information for Microsoft Silverlight encoding. Here is what I found. Please know that I will continue to modify this post until I get it working 100% and also listen to input from friends.

ffmpeg -i myfile.mpg -b 350 -ab 64 -s cif -vcodec wmv2 -acodec wmav2 myfile.wmv
I will post more recipes very soon, working on the compile now for encoding server.

Ubuntu 9.04 MySQL Server 5.1 Install

This one is pretty easy but worth a post. I wanted to get everything moved up to the new MySQL 5.1 server for the new features. I setup a new VM in order to test out. To install the server on a fresh OS
apt-get install mysql-server-5.1

VMware server 2.0.x on Ubuntu 9.04

I wanted to run a lot of host operating system on my AMD system and figure why not turn it into a VMware server for a little while so I can test all of the new system. Can't wait until I get my new T-105, I got a heck of a deal.

So I went to VMware and downloaded the latest version at the time 2.0.1 for my AMD 64 machine. I put it on the desktop and then here is how it all goes.

Untar the package. tar -xzf VMware-server-2.0.1-156745.x86_64.tar.gz The I went into the folder cd vmware-server-distrib Ran the installer sudo ./vmware-install.pl The installer begins and I left every answer to as the default (just pressed enter -- PLEASE READ what it is displaying on the screen, there is information there you will need.)

NOTES: If you just pressed enter every time and didn't write anything down there are some important cliff notes.

UNINSTALL - /usr/bin/vmware-uninstall.pl
First Time Run - /usr/bin/vmware-uninstall.pl
VMware machines - /var/lib/vmware/Virtual Machines
Remote connect…

Ubuntu 8.10 Server NTP

I needed to enable the NTP support on an already running server here are my notes for installing the service.

Installing the Daemon apt-get install ntp Then configure the following conf file nano /etc/ntp.conf Add in the following server in the file just under the first line below. pool.ntp.org. The other information below should already be in the conf file. # You do need to talk to an NTP server or two (or three). server ntp.ubuntu.com server pool.ntp.org