FINALLY: A Bash Progress Indicator for ffmpeg that WORKS

I decided to write a progress indicator for ffmpeg video conversions. This was much much much harder than I ever anticipated. I was in for a tough time. Annoyingly, for what ever reason, ffmpeg doesn't use Carriage Returns and Line Feeds in the expected way when it outputs its output during a conversion, resulting in … Continue reading FINALLY: A Bash Progress Indicator for ffmpeg that WORKS

Python Android Weather Forecast Script

I am a proud owner of an HTC Hero Android phone.¬† I've recently¬† been messing around with one very cool looking application, that allows you to run your own scripts on the phone. This app is called Android Scripting Environment (ASE) and it is truly ace. You can use it to write and run your … Continue reading Python Android Weather Forecast Script

Automatically Update FFMPEG and x264 From Source / SVN In Ubuntu

Whenever I wish to install and use the rather excellent video and audio transcode programs ffmpeg and x264 I have used FakeOutdoorsman's excellent How To from the Ubuntu Forums. However, constantly typing out all the commands, especially when updating, is a pain in the arse. I thus decided, with FakeOutdoorsman's permission, to write some scripts … Continue reading Automatically Update FFMPEG and x264 From Source / SVN In Ubuntu