Saturday, May 23, 2009

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.

Friday, May 8, 2009

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

Thursday, May 7, 2009

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 connections to use [902]
Port for standard http connections to use [8222]
Port for secure http (https) connections to use [8333]

Once Installed you can then manage the VMware server from Firefox.
http://localhost:8222
https://localhost:8333

Have fun, I am going to install FreeBSD, OpenSolaris and Oracle Linux now.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

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

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