Gmail Video Chat is now available in Fedora

RPM version of Gmail video chat for Fedora is now available for download.
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Gmail video chat is now available for Linux Users

Gmail video chat now supports Linux, but it supports Debian/Ubuntu systems for now. RPM version for Red Hat/Fedora will be available soon.

You can download the plugin here.


How to make wma, wmv, mp3, mpeg, mp4, dvd, mov, real audio and video playble in Fedora 11 using Totem with xine backend.

Totem is the default multimedia player for Fedora 11. It uses gstreamer backend by default, but also works with xine backend. Witht the xine library in use, totem can play all media formats with the exception of encrypted/drm’d media and blu-ray/hd-dvd.

This tutorial will show you how to force totem to use xine as a default backend.

To install xine backend, the the command below as root:

yum install xine-lib xine-lib-extras xine-lib-extras-freeworld xine-plugin totem-xine

How to fix Kdenlive (from rpmfusion repo) MLT error in Fedora 11

I've got this strange error below when I upgraded my Kdenlive 0.7.4 to 0.7.5 from "RPM Fusion repository".

Kdenlive error in Fedora 11

To fix the problem, you have to delete the file "~/.kde/share/config/kdenliverc" because of wrong MLT binary name in it.

How to Select default audio device in Ubuntu 8.04

I am using plantronics USB headset connected to a laptop with Ubuntu Hardy installed. I can play audio through USB headset using totem movie player after it was changed in System > Preferences > Sound. The problem is Mozilla Firefox is not playing audio through USB headset. Firefox can play audio through the laptop speakers but the sound sucks.

To fix this problem, we need to tell alsa to set the USB headset as the default sound card.

asoundconf list

Here are the list of the sound cards present in the system.

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