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Old 03-24-2005, 01:49 AM   #1
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Visual (video) based learning for newbies?


Hello,

Many first time Linux users ask me if there is any website they can visit and learn about Linux installation, configuration, and usage thru visual means ( streaming video or download-able formats like avi, mpeg, etc )

Free access and/or download would be preferred as most users who have requested this are from India and it probably would be out budget for most newbies to buy video tutorials.

Any links would be appreciated.

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update:
I will collect the links contributed by everyone, here at the top of the thread.
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http://www.cbtnuggets.com/webapp/videos
http://support.linspire.com/support_tutorials.php
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Thanks

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Old 03-24-2005, 02:20 AM   #2
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why dont you make some yourself? x11-vnc and vnc2swf allow you to record flash movies from your comp screen pretty easily.. Then for eg make a tutorial install on vmware and record it.. Video content is a real bandwith eater, so video guides are rarely available.. I allways make my own when needed, but dont have the resources or will to redistibute them,,
 
Old 03-24-2005, 02:53 AM   #3
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CBTNuggets sell them for a multizillion bucks. They have a couple of free videos too, though - here.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 03:21 AM   #4
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Video content is a real bandwidth eater, so video guides are rarely available.. I always make my own when needed, but don't have the resources or will to redistribute them,,
I agree with you about bandwidth being a problem for distributing video files. I have some free bandwidth so I can distribute them online or also on media for low cost.

If you ( or anyone else ) can make them available under free license (gpl or similar) , I will redistribute them thru my website for as long as I can (afford to) . I will also give the video content provider, full credit and link to their website. The video files could also have some watermark or website url in a corner of the video.

Each video file need not be huge. Small files made on lower screen resolution (640 x 480) with lower color depth and high compression with each file of 2 to 5 minutes would help.

Contribution of even just one small video tutorial every week will help build up a good library over time.

The point is to help newbies get familiar with Linux the way they like to and audio-visual learning is a fast way to jump start using Linux.

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Old 03-24-2005, 03:35 AM   #5
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CBTNuggets sell them for a multizillion bucks. They have a couple of free videos too, though - here.
Thanks for the links OSourceDiplomat, They have 4 tutorials for free. Thats makes it first 4 links to Linux video tutorials.
 
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sofar what ive seen from the nugget place, theyre all in mediaplayer 9 format.. mplayer plays back the sound fine, but no video.. allready sent em some feedback.. Realy smart encoding linux movies linux incompatible.. (:
 
Old 03-24-2005, 03:44 AM   #7
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mplayer plays back the sound fine, but no video..
....got the video fine...though slow

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Realy smart encoding linux movies linux incompatible.. (:
Yeah, I was surprised with that too, but then from a newbies point that might not be bad at all, as they try to migrate from Windows to Linux, so they get to play those tutorials on Windows.
 
Old 03-24-2005, 03:47 AM   #8
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watcha using to play back the stream?

Well, true that many a noob migrates from windows, but it realy isnt giving a grand picture of the OS if it cant play back the tutorials..

If youre going for the project seriously, just use basic mpegs or flash.. avi:s fine too, xvid/divx also acceptable in the name of bandwith conservatism.. d:
 
Old 03-24-2005, 04:09 AM   #9
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I did a few tests with ttyrec and x11rec.. ttyrec creates console playback capable recordings, very smooth, works nice, and x11rec can record anumated gifs and mngs from x11.. So, if you realy get something going, ill have lots of stuff to contribute, and the tools to do so.. (;
 
Old 03-24-2005, 04:23 AM   #10
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linspire has free flash tutorials

http://support.linspire.com/support_tutorials.php
 
Old 03-24-2005, 05:22 AM   #11
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watcha using to play back the stream?
cbtnuggets.com says "Windows Media Player Series 9 Required. You will not see video without it." on their webpage : http://www.cbtnuggets.com/webapp/videos

So thats what I used

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If youre going for the project seriously, just use basic mpegs or flash.. avi:s fine too, xvid/divx also acceptable in the name of bandwith conservatism.. d:
Yes, I am serious as long as I can afford the bandwidth! I am sure I can ramp up the bandwidth But first to start collecting the video files. My preferences is for download-able low resolution avi/mpeg files rather then streaming video as others can also distribute them on their websites.

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So, if you realy get something going, ill have lots of stuff to contribute, and the tools to do so.. (;
Thanks for your offer, Artanicus , I appreciate it.

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linspire has free flash tutorials

["Computers are like air conditioners - They can't do their job properly if you open windows."]
Heema , Thanks for the link, BTW, I like your signature quote, it's cute
 
  


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