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Old 04-21-2009, 04:27 AM   #1
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Question Almost ready for port, need some answers, URGENTLY!

Okay, so I'm thinking about making the Windows>Linux port today. Will get the CD's within an hour now (there's a place in town where you pay them to write you Linux). I'm getting ArtistX 0.6 and Ubuntu Ultimate Gamers Edition 2.0

The problem is, I don't know if I'm 100% convinced to make the port (sounds strange and weird, I know). I need some "motivation" for this port, and a couple of questions answered, anyone please?

Question 1:
Please tell me if you get these type of software on Linux? (Names would do, I don't need links, I can find links)

- a Karaoke player that is able to play KAR files
- a Karaoke player that scores you (I know about Performous or
something like that, but are there any other)
- a Sound editor similar to MAGIX Samplitude/Music Maker or Adobe

Question 2:
Will my controller work?

I've got a generic computer remote control. Will it work in Linux?

Question 3:
What about a webcam?

Will a generic webcam work on Linux? and do you get CamSpace for Linux, will it also work as good as with Windows?

Question 4:

What's the best "software" for linux that's an all-in-one programming tool. Where I can program in C#, C++ and/or Java. Also, is there any forum out there where I can learn Java programming for Linux (or just Java programming in general).

Question 5:
Virtual MIDI

Is there any program out there that can be used in linux to record MIDI's without a MIDI recorder? Like, where they give you a virtual piano and other instruments and you can do the recording/make the midi without actually having the MIDI equipment. I know in Windows you get a certain program 'MIDIjoy' or something where you can use a normal computer controller/joystick to record MIDI (don't know how it works!).

I have seen a program on Debian's website that was like this, but forgot it's name. If anyone knows what I'm talking about, the screenshot had a keyboard at the bottom, and the program's GUI was grey and light blue. The programs name had alot of capital letters, and I know that "FX" was in the name.

Question 6:
Backup my DVDs

When I buy a new DVD, I make a backup and watch from the backup. I store the original so it don't get scratched. When the backup gets scratched, I still have the original.

I bought DVDFab, it's very good, but if I port to linux, it won't work anymore??? Is there any alternative program for linux that can copy a whole DVD movie? It must also be able to compress/change a DualLayer (9GB) DVD to a Normal (4.7GB) DVD (Like DVDFab does).

Question 7:
Games Games Games

Does anyone know any good website where you can get free Linux games?
And also, is there an alternative to "Game Maker" and "RPG Maker" from windows on Linux?

I appreciate any response and thank you in advance for reading my post!

Kind Regards,
Old 04-21-2009, 04:38 AM   #2
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please don't demand "URGENT" attention. We do this for free, becuase we want to, and deserve more respect than that.
Old 04-21-2009, 04:40 AM   #3
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Hi Gerhard,
It's not a good idea to put words like "urgently" in your subject line.
It is a good idea to learn how to google.
Question #1 googling linux .kar karaoke files
produced this result (among many others)
PyKaraoke is a free karaoke player for Linux, FreeBSD, NetBSD, Windows, OSX and GP2X
I'm sure you're quite capable of answering (most of) the other questions yourself if you're willing to make an effort.
Have fun,

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Old 04-21-2009, 05:15 AM   #4
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1) ?
2) probably, but you'll have to configure it
3) it will work if there are drivers for it, many have drivers, many don't. Without the exact model, it's impossible to know.
4) you mean an IDE ? There are many. If you want all-in-one, eclipse would probably be it, but I consider it bloated.
5) ?
6) I've never used that program, so I have no clue. But, I rip DVDs regularly and it works fine, and there are many programs to do it.
You can also run many Window$ games through

I second the request that you do NOT use the word URGENT !!11! in your title or post. It doesn't help and I usually don't respond to such posts.


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