For me one of the tool that “a must have” if I want to download a video player is a screenshot. This is probably because of my blogging activity, create gifs and motion graphics. What about you?. How important is the screenshot feature in the video player?. For the past 2 months, the screenshot feature on 2 video players I use, VLC & SMPlayer, doesn’t seems work at all. So for temporary I use screenshots in-built video player [Ubuntu 16.04] which is unfortunately is not always function properly.
This problem appear after I updated from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 version. But, it turned out just a setting preferences mistake, not bugs. If you experience the same problem, here’s how to fix it.
Open your VLC player and access Tools —> Preferences —> Input/Codecs. In Codecs (Hardware-accelerated decoding) section there are several options that you can choose. Select one of the option from the bottom three as shown below. You can see I chose Disable.
For Linux user, when you open your terminal you will greet with the default theme. A white font color on dark/black background. But, did you know you actually can change theme color and font as you like, just in case if you get bored :). Here’s how to do it on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
Terminal Theme Font:
Open your terminal and right click choose Profiles —> Profile Preferences. On general tab you can rename the profile first. You also can change the shape of the cursor and text appearance. Check the custom font box if you want to make a change for font style. As you can see I have Tlwg Mono Bold with size 12.
In this software era, video player often comes with a feature that can screenshot video scene in still image format while playing. Some of the software that provide this feature are VLC and Video. If I’m on Windows OS, my choice player is probably SMPlayer. SMPlayer can extract multiple frames in one click, VLC and Video can’t. I have the program on my Ubuntu but I don’t know why the screenshot feature is not available. If you have the same problem as mine, there is another method.
We still can extract video still images/frames with ffmpeg via terminal. But first make sure your video file in home directory and rename it simple just to make it easier when you type the command. Now, type the command like below on your terminal. It won’t ask you password like usual.
From my blog content, I’m sure you can guess my background is 3d. Architectural 3d more precisely. But, in the last few months I start to learn how to code. So, I’m what twitter peeps called #CodeNewbie hahaha. Anyway, to code you need a text editor. On Ubuntu you can use gEdit that already default installed or Sublime Text that you can download easily.
But in this post, I’m want to show you how to install Atom & Visual Studio Code Editor on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 32bit machine. When I’m on my Ubuntu laptop, I use Sublime Text to code but now I’m switch to Atom. However Atom official release only available for Ubuntu/Linux 64bit.
Installing Atom Text Editor on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS 32bit