Wednesday, January 14, 2009

GUI media converter

ffmpeg is a very powerful media converter but unfortunately it is text based. For people like me who use terminal as much as GUI, using ffmpeg in its original nature, which is text based is ok. You can refer to my post about converting flv to avi using ffmpeg. But for people who want to harness the power of ffmpeg yet not familiar of using terminal, mobile media cenverter from miksoft is a good option. This application is a GUI for mmpeg, so you can expect some of the goodness of ffmpeg if not all of them. You can download this application here, where it is available for windows and linux. For debian based linux user, the application is available in .deb form where you can install easily. For other linux user, a little bit of extra work has to be done to start using this application.

A few of mobile media converter features are drag n drop, using ffmpeg engine, it is free of charge, it has integrated youtube downloader and it is available for linux and windows. Supported formats are:
- Desktop Audio: mp3, wma, ogg, wav
- Mobile Audio: amr, awb
- Desktop Video: wmv, mpeg, wmv, avi, flv
- Mobile Video: 3gp, mp4

Installation instruction is available here under Help.

Below are screenshots of the application in ubuntu 8.10

and windows vista

Monday, January 5, 2009

Searching or finding files owned by user

A few days back, I have to find in my machine files that belong to a user or to a group. The general form are like below:

# find location -user username -group groupname

To find files in / directory owned by user foo:

# find / -user foo

To find files in / directory owned by user in group bar:

# find / -group bar

To find files in directory / owned by user foo and group bar:

# find / -user foo -group bar

You can also use uid or gid
To find files belong to uid 500:

# find / -uid 500

To find files that belong to gid 500

# find / -gid 500