This is a common issue when e-mailing or uploading video files.
One note is that you should make the filesize you choose below about 20% smaller than you need. For example I took a 219MB video and told it to be 20M. The resulting file was still about 21.9M but it was OK when I said 18M and was barely below the 20M size.
ffmpeg is our friend here, just use this command:
Change the -fs 100Mto the size you want eg. 20M, 500M
If you can print other PDFs but not a particular one it is very likely that the PDF size is A4 (the longer, skinnier Asian paper size) instead of the North American letter size ( 8.5" x 11"). This breaks printing in most cases. Or it may print if you find a program that ignores the size issue.
Here is an example of an A4 being rejected by a printer in Ubuntu Linux via CUPS
Cannot print PDF CUPS Samsung C460:
This usually happens when you are using something like an INT and try to insert a larger valuethan the maximum which is larger than "2147483647"
On a practical term I have seen this and been guilty of this error when using scripts like PHPand generating large random numbers:
$hash = mt_rand(5,9999999999999);
Obviously that many 9's are more digits than the maximum of an INT resulting in that error. Change your code accord........
This is not just a Linux issue but a general issue most software or hardware players cannot play the resulting exported/backed up format of .h264 from DVR security camera footage for some silly reason.
There is a simple solution in Linux using ffmpeg fortunately.
Convert the .h264 file into mp4
ffmpeg -i yourfile.h264 -codec copy video.mp4
play dvr .h264 file........
This was a surprising bug but I unplugged all drives for an array md127. At first it was just 1 drive and mdadm seemed to notice this. I unplugged the second drive taking the array offline but mdadm did not realize it was offline and still showed a non-existent disk as being part of it. This created problems trying to unmount it or even to stop this array with mdadm freezing.
As for how to fix it I can only think of making sure you are not in a mounted path of........
M4A is a weird format, so you have to be creative here is a quick copy of what I did.
Basically you need to convert to .wav to make use of them and thenI converted the resulting .wav into an mp3 (nice small file size and basically universally playable):
sudo apt-get install mpg321 mp3gain faad normalize lame
faad "Voice 002 (copy).m4a"
faad "Voice 002 (copy).m4a"........
Movie-Aspect is undefined - no prescaling applied.
videocodec: libavcodec (720x1280 fourcc=34504d46 [FMP4])
[mpeg4 @ 0x2c91c00] timebase not supported by mpeg 4 standard
Could not open codec.
FATAL: Cannot initialize video driver.
That is the error I would get, I thought it was a codec error something else. By fluke Isaw something about ffmpeg where someone recommended manually telling it to the "fps" and it worked.........
In my case I already copied the VIDEO_TS folder to my hard drive.
Here is the command for mencoder:
mencoder -dvd-device "myvideobackup/VIDEO_TS" dvd:// -ovc xvid -oac mp3lame -lameopts cbr:br=128 -xvidencopts pass=2:bitrate=-700000 -o myvideobackup.avi
Replace "-dvd-device myvideobackup/VIDEO_TS" with the location of your backup files or the /dev device of your DVD drive.
The -o myvideobackup.avi is of course the name o........
qemu-img create -b centos.5-8.x86.20120308.qcow2 -f qcow2 ../kvmguests/25000-centos5.8x86.qcow2
Formatting '../kvmguests/25000-centos5.8x86.qcow2', fmt=qcow2, backing_file=centos.5-8.x86.20120308.qcow2, size=10485760 kB
-b the source/base image
-f format is qcow2 and the location of the destination image
What is so special about this? It's even quicker than creating a template with OpenVZ but this is an actual OS.
It saves time a........
This is just how I like things, quick and simple through CLI (command line) using gifsicle for free.
gifsicle --colors 256 --delay=200 --loop banner.gif banner-page2.gif > banner.gif
banner.gif = the first page of the banner
banner-page2.gif = the second page
--delay=200 ms to switch between the two
--loop=it goes back and forth between the two pages forever
banner.gif=the resulting animated gif.
There are many other opti........
convert -density 400 somepdf.pdf -scale 2000x1000 output.jpg
The key is the "-density 400" switch and also -scale 2000x1000
To give credit I found the solution here: http://www.imagemagick.org/discourse-server/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=10928
That was the perfect solution when I was frustrated with how small the resulting JPG's resulted. I'm sure this will help a lot of people when it comes time to converting a PDF to JPG which I'm amazed Imag........
Proxmox has made this free utility to backup running OpenVZ containers. It's a great program which is actually just a PERL script but gets the job done. This program is not 100% required because all it really does is cp -a from your container's path as far as I know but it is still good to have uniformity to how you backup your containers.
For RPM distros such as Centos/RHEL/Fedora etc.. download and install this: