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Old 06-23-2011, 09:30 AM   #4486
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Talking Additional features that I think might help


"What features do you find missing in k3b?"

Ok for a start it should be able to burn audio DVDs so I think...
also support for movie encoding..
extensive but light GUI to accomplish the same
ability to create and manage virtual drives... more like daemon tools
 
Old 06-23-2011, 09:47 AM   #4487
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Ok for a start it should be able to burn audio DVDs so I think...
also support for movie encoding..
extensive but light GUI to accomplish the same
ability to create and manage virtual drives... more like daemon tools
So you want K3B to do everything?

Virtual drives and video ripping is better done with other tools IMO.

DVD-audio, I can sort of see, but how many people use DVD-audio? There is a linux tool that will do DVD-audio discs anyway-

http://dvd-audio.sourceforge.net/
 
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:36 PM   #4488
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Thanks for your answer

but tell me wouldn't you like it too if video ripping and virtual drives were inbuilt
also I don't know of any linux software that has copy protection emulation.

With regard to DVD audio you are right it is uncommon.
I did come across that software but I found it to be only command line so I didn't go ahead... have only used mencoder and mplayer that way so didn't try.
 
Old 06-24-2011, 01:38 AM   #4489
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but tell me wouldn't you like it too if video ripping and virtual drives were inbuilt
also I don't know of any linux software that has copy protection emulation.
I wouldnt want that at all. There are already good video rippers and virtual drive tools for linux. K3B doesnt need to do either of those jobs.

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With regard to DVD audio you are right it is uncommon.
I did come across that software but I found it to be only command line so I didn't go ahead... have only used mencoder and mplayer that way so didn't try.
There is a GUI for the DVD audio tools program I linked to above.
 
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Old 06-24-2011, 01:26 PM   #4490
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I dont know if it was already here, the thread is way too long to read it just to check

I wouldn't mind foobar2000 port
 
Old 06-25-2011, 01:31 PM   #4491
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I dont know if it was already here, the thread is way too long to read it just to check

I wouldn't mind foobar2000 port
foobar seems to work perfectly with wine.Please check it out?
 
Old 06-25-2011, 01:39 PM   #4492
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Question And yet this is a feature found in .....

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I wouldnt want that at all. There are already good video rippers and virtual drive tools for linux. K3B doesnt need to do either of those jobs.
yet the ability to add a virtual drive is standard on all windows machines?Why should one download a video ripper of 5 mb and then a virtual drive utility of 2 mb and then a DVD audio tool of less than 1 mb when k3b claims to be a multimedia suite?
 
Old 06-25-2011, 06:14 PM   #4493
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I'd like to see South Bay Software's AutoSizer window resizing and repositioning tool ported.

Two tools I've seen on Linux with a similar functionality are wmctrl and Devil's Pie. wmctrl is command line driven and doesn't seem to have persistence. Devil's Pie has persistence but because it's much more than just resizing and repositioning, requires you to learn a bracket-heavy scripting language.

I think AutoSizer make for a useful, neat and tidy Gnome Panel or KDE applet.
 
Old 06-26-2011, 02:52 AM   #4494
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Another suggestion a good free CAD software

Another suggestion is a good free CAD software similar to AUTOCAD for windows.
Also a good WYSIWYG type web page designer would be useful.
 
Old 06-26-2011, 03:19 AM   #4495
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yet the ability to add a virtual drive is standard on all windows machines?Why should one download a video ripper of 5 mb and then a virtual drive utility of 2 mb and then a DVD audio tool of less than 1 mb when k3b claims to be a multimedia suite?
You can add a virtual dirve tool to windows, but its something you have to maunally add, its not 'standard' with any version of windows I know about.

I dont think I've seen K3B refered to as a 'multimedia suite', its a CD/DVD writing program. BTW, it will do video and CD ripping-

http://www.k3b.org/

5MB for a ripper, 2MB for a virtual drive tool and 1MB for a DVD-audio tool? OK, how big is nero which is what I guess you are comparing K3B to? a lot bigger than 8MB + K3B....
 
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Old 06-26-2011, 02:07 PM   #4496
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5MB for a ripper, 2MB for a virtual drive tool and 1MB for a DVD-audio tool? OK, how big is nero is what I guess you are comparing K3B to? a lot bigger than 8MB + K3B....
Why would someone wish to download all these additionally from different sources... 4 or 5 different files from different sources when it can be built in like you have all those plugins in Nero and do you think size will be significantly larger especially for something compiled from source... I would leave it to the writer of the code to decide... Our primary prerogative is to offer suggestions
 
Old 06-26-2011, 03:35 PM   #4497
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Post must wanted solutions

better Blackberry support,
A good free Cad software
A good voice recognition software
software like garage band for macOSX
good alternative to iTunes atunes just isn't good enough
please update mplayer
better support for command line arguments in wine
better support for resuming downloads in wget which otherwise is simply phenomenal.
a good DVD player like power dvd
web designing software
GUI firewall
free collaborative workspace exclusively for Linux
encryption software similar to steganos
accounting software similar to QuickClips
Utorrent for Linux
 
Old 06-26-2011, 08:43 PM   #4498
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Hi to all!
I'd like to see a windows screensaver ported to linux.
Namely, a matrix screensaver from http://elouai.com/the_matrix_screensaver.php (source is included)
It is the best nonGL easy on resources matrix screensaver. I was hit by nostalgy, seeing that it has been ported to haiku from whitch i'm currently posting. http://haikuware.com/remository/view...rs/matrix-code

It is not facsimile copy of the effect seen on the movie, but much better. I almost never use any screensaver but this one is keeper for sure, calm, simple and elegant.

I do realize, porting it would be a waste of time, though.

Edit2: It's quite similar to cmatrix. Imho, for my taste, this is the best of ca five matrix screensavers i'm familiar with and close second is cmatrix. Hopefully someone finds it's fun to poke with it a little.

Last edited by veeall; 06-29-2011 at 11:03 AM. Reason: More words. More clarity.
 
Old 06-27-2011, 03:09 AM   #4499
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Why would someone wish to download all these additionally from different sources... 4 or 5 different files from different sources when it can be built in like you have all those plugins in Nero and do you think size will be significantly larger especially for something compiled from source... I would leave it to the writer of the code to decide... Our primary prerogative is to offer suggestions
You probably wouldnt need to download thsoe programs from different sources, depending on distro.

Nero is now so bloated and fat it takes ages to start, and it can make a mess out of windows file associations. Its a perfect example of why I _dont_ want K3B to become everything to everybody, doing that just makes the whole program heavier and more unwieldy.

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better Blackberry support,
A good free Cad software
A good voice recognition software
software like garage band for macOSX
good alternative to iTunes atunes just isn't good enough
please update mplayer
better support for command line arguments in wine
better support for resuming downloads in wget which otherwise is simply phenomenal.
a good DVD player like power dvd
web designing software
GUI firewall
free collaborative workspace exclusively for Linux
encryption software similar to steganos
accounting software similar to QuickClips
Utorrent for Linux
A lot of those suggestions are already around. Most of them are not even things you want to see ported to linux, which is what this thread is about....
 
Old 06-27-2011, 08:06 PM   #4500
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I'm pretty sure that deadbeef will read cue sheets and put up the right names etc. on the playlist. It wont transocde or split the files like you can with foobar, but theres other tools that will do that with linux.



You wont find foobar in the ubuntu repos. You might have noticed a placeholder name-

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foobar

Or else it might have been foobnix-

http://www.foobnix.com/

Not that it looks like foobnix is in the ubuntu repos either...
I don't see one for Fedora at all. *Smacks self for not saying "Foobar2000 for FEDORA"*
 
  


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