Linux SoundConverter – Program Missing 16 kHz Sample Rate Fix

I recently was working on another project where by a program called Pocket Sphinx required sound files recorded in 16 kHz sample rate. My preferred Linux sound converter application at this time is most apropos called SoundConverter. This free and open source Linux SoundConverter program does not have 16 kHz available as a re-sample rate.

One possible solution was to use dconf editor to add the 16 kHz sample rate to this Linux SoundConverter program. However, I could not find any entries under /org for this program. I looked in all the available configuration files using dconf editor to no avail.

I decided to then search for this Linux SoundConverter program files by typing in the following command:

whereis soundconverter

This was the output from that Linux command:

whereis soundconverter
soundconverter: /usr/bin/soundconverter /usr/share/soundconverter /usr/share/man/man1/soundconverter.1.gz

I browsed to the /usr/share/soundconverter directory using this command:

cd /usr/share/soundconverter

I then listed all the files and folders in this directory by performing this command:

ls -al

Here is the output of the ls -al command:

ls -al
total 316
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Mar 12 01:02 .
drwxr-xr-x 332 root root 12288 Mar 12 21:49 ..
drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 4096 Mar 12 00:36 python
-rw-r–r– 1 root root 135178 Mar 12 01:02 soundconverter.glade
-rw-r–r– 1 root root 24707 Sep 30 2018 soundconverter-logo.svg

You will want to notice the soundconverter.glade file. In Linux, all files including folders are basically files. What this means is that you can easily open them up in a text editor like vi.

VI is and has been my preferred command line editor in Linux for decades now. You do not have to use VI editor to edit this file. However, the command to edit the soundconverter.glade file is below:

vi soundconverter.glade

You will need to become root user as you will notice both user and group permissions for the soundconverter.glade file are owned by root. Glade files are actually eXtensible Markup Language files. Generally XML files are easily accessible with a standard text editor.

You may want to create a backup of this Linux SoundConverter program file just to become safe. I have incorporated the habit of always creating a backup file of any Linux files I edit, in case I make a mistake. It is certainly up to you to incorporate this possible safety measure or not.

You will notice in this soundconverter.glade file an array with these numbers:

  <column type="gchararray"/>
</columns>
<data>
  <row>
    <col id="0">8000</col>
  </row>
  <row>
    <col id="0">11025</col>
  </row>
    <row>
    <col id="0">22050</col>
  </row>
  <row>
    <col id="0">44100</col>
  </row>
  <row>
    <col id="0">48000</col>
  </row>
  <row>
    <col id="0">72000</col>
  </row>
  <row>
    <col id="0">96000</col>
  </row>
  <row>
    <col id="0">128000</col>
  </row>
</data>

You can open up SoundConverter. Then click on “Preferences”. Now look below under “Target bitrate: N/A”.

Place a check in the check box next to “Resample” drop down list. You will notice that 16000 and 32000 for that matter are missing. Now you want to create a new array for 16 kHZ which would be 16000 numerically.

Insert a new line and array using your editor of choice. You will want to enter in the following array:

<row><col id=”0″>16000</col></row>

This will create a new entry in that re-sample drown down list with 16000. Also, you can add any other re-sample rates that you might need, for example 32000. Now you can go into SoundConverter and select 16000 Hz.

Linux SoundConverter – Program Missing 16 kHz Sample Rate Fix Video Transcript

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SJS Ronco need a in a computer comm or a
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video about our day always working on a
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project recently whereby I needed to
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convert an audio file there is a free
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Linux software program called
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sound converter hence the term that
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converts sound I’m saying however I
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needed to convert sound into sixteen
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thousand Hertz or sixteen small K large
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H small Z and this program as you can
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see on screen and I will show you I will
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demonstrate does not have when you go
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into preferences and then you’re going
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to convert the file this project
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requires that the file be and sixteen
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thousand Hertz you know what I’m saying
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16 kilohertz whatever now you go down
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here there is sample rate and it’s
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missing so you could you could cheat you
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could convert it to eight thousand
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eleven thousand twenty-five twenty two
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thousand fifty forty four one hundred
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forty eight hundred excuse me forty
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eight thousand seventy two thousand
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ninety six thousand one twenty eight
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thousand so that’s a conundrum well I
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went to the drawing board which is the
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internet if you do not know something if
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you’re ignorant or if you’re running or
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problems internet search internet search
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unless you’re like a you know programmer
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and you’re a coder and you’re like oh
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okay well I’ll just you know go to the
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code alright
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one solution was to use D conf editor
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and let me find it D yep so let me open
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it up and I’ll show you what deep
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competitors really quickly so you’re
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gonna get this warning you can you know
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uncheck it but you know whatever so just
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click I’ll be careful
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now get D Kampf editor it is obviously
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this is Linux and I haven’t titled the
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video yet but well you actually my blog
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post I already yeah Linux is in the blog
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post title which will be the same title
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of this video it just allows you to edit
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certain application files now if you
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notice you see apps see a desktop org it
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was supposed to be under org but there
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is nothing here as you can see there is
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no sound converter there is blue man
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free desktop known gtk on board X I went
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through all these every single one every
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subdirectory could not find a decomp
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edible file so my predicament continued
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then and then I was like well you know
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what
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I am NOT program but I am proficient
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enough that I can use command line you
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should definitely learn how to use
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command line VI Emacs whatever the
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it takes you know I’m saying on Linux
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cuz you’re gonna run into problems Linux
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is not perfect I know you have the
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fanboys just like the wind
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blows fan boys and girls in the Mac and
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crap fan boys and girls Linux tards or
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whatever the you want to call them
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they claim Linux is the best thing since
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you know the wheel and it’s like well
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you know it’s not perfect now I’ve used
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Linux for close to 20 years now maybe I
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think the first time I actually ever use
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Linux was in the mid-90s actually but I
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kind of abandoned it until the early
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2008 ways I digress
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command line so what what I found was
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that there is a Glade file glade GL ad
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now this isn’t a dumbshit capitalistic
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whorish stupid commercial for a
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Glade the that goddamn you know
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do you authorize or wear that
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you spraying in the air
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no Glade is actually an XML file type if
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you know what XML is it’s edible very
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easily edible okay so here is the
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solution click on the link in the
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description box below that will take you
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to my blog post on my website unit
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computers comm where I have the
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instructions written in the abstract I
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have all commands written out spelled
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correctly
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you know I have full instructions on how
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to fix sound converter you’re gonna add
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a entry into the program you’re actually
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going to change the code you’re gonna
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learn how to program a little bit you
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know I’m saying you’re gonna add an
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array is what you’re doing and then
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you’ll be able to choose sixteen
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thousand but I have full detail written
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you know typed out instructions because
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some people learn better that way or you
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can also copy and paste the commands
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alright so what we’re gonna do is we’re
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gonna go to a command line
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let me see if there’s anything I don’t
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necessarily you always should be
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security conscious you know what I’m
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saying especially nowadays all right so
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we’re at a Linux command line now the
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first thing i typed in was where is
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sound converter remember and I haven’t
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do I have instructions on now now I
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don’t think I had any instructions on
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how to install Linux
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Wow sound converter I mean I might’ve
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but anyways so where is sound converter
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there we go where is you might want to
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learn where is that’s an excellent
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command on Linux and UNIX actually it’ll
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tell you it will even tell you where
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configuration files are at it will tell
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you where a program is at because in
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linux everything is a sickly a file
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everything even folders are editable you
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know i’m saying so i want to use or
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share so CD is change directory and then
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I’m gonna go to / user / share / sound
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converter it’s free Linux sound
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converter program it’s excellent it’s
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not about you know it doesn’t have every
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Bell and whistle but you don’t need all
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that notice I don’t now then you do an
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LS – al now here’s a tip you do not have
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to take this tip but it’s highly
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recommended whenever I learned decades
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ago on Linux because I was
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around with config files and what I did
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was I edited the original configuration
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file and then I think it had to do with
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networking and I had to reinstall Linux
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cuz I over wrote it so here’s a bonus
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added possible gold tip when it comes to
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Linux and I would dare say any operating
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system Mac and crap wind blows when
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you’re editing system files any files
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program configuration files create a
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copy if you notice here I created sound
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converter Glade bak you can name it
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whatever you want a lot of times I name
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them back or got save
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back or just something you know I prefer
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dot back because that tells me it’s a
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backup but it whatever you want to you
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know I’m saying and then you would you
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would just do a CP you would do CP and
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then the name of the file and then the
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firt and then the second would be the
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the destination so you’re gonna copy the
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source sound converter dot Glade and
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then space here copy sound converter
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whoops I need to learn how to
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goddamn type dot laid and whoops
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and then sound converter dot blade blade
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blade yeah I’m trying to
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type too fast
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I’m R I’m already getting bored with
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this video I’m very honest I’m very
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blunt if you’re offended by that I don’t
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care you can kick rocks and go
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somewhere else so that’s what you would
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type to copy aren’t quickly now we’re
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gonna edit on Linux there’s a default
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editor command line on speaking command
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line whatever it takes even if you have
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to use you know a graphical user
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interface but you should really probably
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learn how to use command line and Linux
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because when it comes to fixing issues
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most times you’re gonna have to fix it
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in a command line you’re I’m Sam so VI
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has been around for decades actually
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probably ever since Linux was first
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developed and I’ve never used any other
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editor I tried Emacs and I did not like
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that you do not have to use VI my
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blogpost with instructions I use VI that
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certainly if you are more comfortable
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with Emacs or there’s a VI m there which
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is a more graphical VI version I think
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just whatever it takes you know I’m
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saying so you’re gonna do you’re gonna
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open the file with the editor in Linux
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you can just highlight and then middle
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mouse click and then paste windows you
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cannot do that mac and crap I don’t
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think you can do that but I could be
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wrong what Linux you just highlight
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and then middle-click and bam it pastes
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you don’t have to you know control-c
10:08
control-v or you don’t have to
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right-click and select copy that you
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know what I’m saying all right so we’re
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gonna go into this file I already
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created a backup and then we’re gonna
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add an additional array so I have to I
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think if I search slash in VI the four
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slash is what you use to search and then
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you type in after the slash what you’re
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searching for so I think I’m gonna type
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in eleven zero two five and it should
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find that array here it is so and and
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you want to make sure that you’re you
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know got the correct code if you’re if
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you this is how I learn to fix problems
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and Linux I learn VI and then I learn to
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look for configuration or files or study
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errors PHP errors you can use an
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internet search and then you know I’m
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saying then if you are proficient enough
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with the command line and an editor then
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you can actually fix problems on your
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own so you just have to be aware if you
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if you’ve never been familiar with an
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array of any type you know you can study
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on your own look it up on the internet
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you what you could do is probably in
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type into a internet search gch array or
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just an array it’s pretty
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self-explanatory you know I’m saying so
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what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna add an
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array so I’m gonna place it right here
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and so in VI you want to hit oh the
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letter O to create another line and then
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and it’s already going to insert but you
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could escape and then type I to insert
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so we’re gonna insert another row whoops
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okay so I have to escape and then insert
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all right so now okay so right here and
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then you don’t have to but I’ve learned
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that it’s probably a it’s productive to
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keep your code clean however you want it
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just because in case you have to go back
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I think that most programmers probably
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that’s why it’s coated in a certain way
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you know I’m saying it’s up to you but
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Linux spaces are ignored however once in
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a while they can cause a problem that I
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don’t want to digress about that so
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we’re gonna create a row so Row is just
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in the two brackets tells the operating
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system to create a row a new row and
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then we’re gonna add another column so
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I’ll open tick and then column ID equals
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and then you know zero and then in
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parenthesis and then closing tick
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16-thousand and then / the / tells it to
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close that column and then we have to
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add another entry here we have to close
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the role you have to close these
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variables I guess or I’m not a
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programmer so that’s probably wrong
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Burbage but it’s similar to HTML you got
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a you got the opening and you got the
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closing and you have to close with the
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slash before you know what I’m saying
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otherwise it’s not gonna look right now
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I added it accidentally added an
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additional row in VI you just type DD
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twice or yeah two DS for delete and
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they’re gone all right so then I’m gonna
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escape again and then in VI editor to
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save you type the parenthesis
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excuse me the colon the colon you see
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the colon now where the green cursor is
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at and then WQ small a lot of times in
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Linux it’s case sensitive so become
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aware of that and VI it is there’s
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there’s when you when you use VI and you
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tell you type in a capital W you’re
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telling it something different than a
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lowercase W so W Q for write and then
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quit or you wait another thing you could
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do is you could just write
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exclamation point exclamation point
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tells it to write right now Lord Emma at
14:33
our own I knew this guard down program
14:35
fixed by tonight Aaron pronto movie
14:39
Laurent you could hit then hit enter and
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bam it tells you right here sound career
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Glade 26 50 lines blah blah blah blah 13
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135 178 characters written as long as it
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says written if it’s a if you get some
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some permissions if its permissions
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it’ll type it’ll respond in red telling
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you that it wasn’t written or if you
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didn’t type those characters correctly
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you’ll get an error well I’m gonna write
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quit so : BB small W small Q exclamation
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point right now bitch
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alright BAM it’s out now you what you
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can do is when you learn is you can
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double check you can double check your
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work sometimes I still have to do that
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and then forward slash and then 16000
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BAM it’s there and that’s the only place
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I had to place it you’re only adding one
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array and a column and then it’s gonna
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show up in that drop-down menu now I’m
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gonna go to the program I probably have
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to close it I could try but I doubt it
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now go to the resample under the and I
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have full instructions telling you you
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know place a checkmark where every
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sample is so that you can see the
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drop-down full instructions you know I’m
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saying and then click the drop down
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arrow it’s not available because this
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isn’t real time programs aren’t that
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smart yet they probably never will be
16:11
but I well I could be wrong about that
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so I’m gonna have to close sound
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converter and I can show you my blog
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post this is the blog post and let’s see
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I gotta run I gotta run oh my god I’m at
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16 minutes I gotta run I usually have a
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15 minute you know quota 15 minute time
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limit alright so a full blog post you
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know blah blah where’s command and then
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the output how do
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where what folder to go the command LS –
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a LCD to change directory LS the list
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and then what the output should be I did
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not include the copy instructions and
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then VI to open the XML file Glade is
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actually an extensible markup language
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file it’s just a different type of XML
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file but it is technically XML and then
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the array that I noticed and then we
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added a new row in the array we add in
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an additional you know column or item or
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whatever you want to call it in the
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array and then now I’m gonna show you
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let me transition real quick now let me
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open sound converter free program open
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source if I could find it that’s
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what a search box is for think
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dog computers are smarter than me
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alright so now I have the program open
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and there it is now we’re gonna go up to
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preferences and then go down to the
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resample and then hit the drop down and
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there it is sixteen thousand see we
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learn how to program we learn how to add
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an array and which is a row and then a
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column in the drop down array now you
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would click close and then boom now with
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my project I am ready to roll so that is
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how you fix sixteen thousand you know
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whatever 16 kilohertz missing from the
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resample rate I’m not sure why sound
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convertor didn’t include it 16,000 and I
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would say 32 are probably standard but
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eleven thousand 25 that’s it that’s a
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common one actually I anyways I don’t
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want to digress because I’m over my time
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limit and then certainly if you need
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32,000 you could you could add it in
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there rate so you learn something and
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that’s how with that’s kind of one
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reason why I like Linux but but you know
18:44
caveat emptor linux is not like mac and
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well mac and cry
18:48
does actually have bsd unix in it wind
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blows I think wind blows might now have
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some Linux in it or some I don’t
18:58
whatever Windows 10 it that could be
19:01
wrong about that whatever that is how I
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learn back in the day so get comfortable
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with VI you can fix your own issues if
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you know if it’s otherwise you what you
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would have had to have done is what find
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another converter tool that has the
19:22
16,000 or 16 kilohertz available so in
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closing my project which I probably
19:30
won’t get in well I’m still working on
19:32
it here I’ll just tell you what
19:34
the it is I’m trying to create
19:39
automated transcriptions of my videos
19:43
now not for the my YouTube channel did
19:48
you know that YouTube has an automatic
19:50
transcription every time you as a
19:52
YouTube content creator every time you
19:55
upload a video it automatically creates
19:57
it unless can you disable it yeah no no
19:59
anyways but I think by default it
20:01
creates a closed caption or a
20:04
transcription of your video if not
20:08
perfect I think it uses AI or unaware of
20:11
the or some kind of dictionary it’s
20:13
not perfect it’s not bad but it’s
20:16
certainly not perfect you know and
20:19
transcribing is much better obviously
20:21
however you have to pay money for that
20:23
now I’m not gonna tell you what website
20:26
but oh that’s right I was censored off
20:30
of YouTube because I had a different
20:32
YouTube channel where i spoke about
20:33
activism you know capitalism is stupid
20:37
it’s a control mechanism the
20:39
government’s out of control especially
20:41
recently with this fear-mongering with
20:43
this bullcrap
20:43
you know virus that anyways I don’t want
20:45
oh oh oh I better not talk about that I
20:48
better not criticize the system for that
20:50
because oh I’ll get my YouTube account
20:52
terminated tomorrow at midnight by Susan
20:54
Wojcicki and the rest of the crew here
20:56
I’m saying so I have a activism website
21:00
and I and I record videos however that
21:03
platform well I have to they do not
21:06
include a transcription of the video and
21:09
some of my videos are very likely even
21:11
this video that’s way too long now 21
21:13
minutes and Counting you know trying to
21:16
sit there transcribe it I don’t
21:18
have that time or you’d have to pay
21:20
somebody and some of the prices are like
21:23
you know pert they charge you per
21:24
letter or per word or
21:29
prefer sentence it’s like Jesus
21:33
Christ I’m already living in poverty as
21:36
a computer technician and you’re just
21:38
gonna bend me over further and sodomized
21:41
you me because I would just want a
21:43
goddamn transcription now I think maybe
21:47
decades down the road it’ll be much
21:50
better there’s some open there’s paid
21:52
services you can get paid software
21:55
that’s actually maybe maybe I don’t know
21:58
about the best but one of the decent
22:00
ones might be what it let me know any
22:05
good let me search it real quick I
22:07
support this once in a while but not as
22:09
much anymore Dre what is it
22:11
dragon naturallyspeaking is that what
22:14
it’s called yeah that one I heard yeah
22:19
Dragon NaturallySpeaking I still support
22:21
that one is by nuance yeah it’s a new
22:24
nuisance I mean it’s a nuance all right
22:25
and but that I think it I think it
22:30
requires Windows and it cost money so
22:33
I’m trying to find an open source I had
22:35
I was trying to install what is a CMU
22:39
Sphynx or pocket Sphinx which is
22:42
actually an automated transcription
22:45
recorder automated transcription
22:48
recorder what that would do is it would
22:52
open the video fault well it would
22:54
probably would have to be audio say get
22:56
it I had to take a video file convert it
22:59
to audio and then run it through the
23:02
transcriber however I ran into the
23:05
roadblock which was the the resample
23:09
rate when I converted the audio it had
23:13
being 16 kilohertz then I was like oh
23:18
and then as soon as I you know fixed it
23:21
in the program I reconverted that file
23:23
BAM
23:24
it no longer error but yeah I wanted
23:27
address about that I abandoned see Pacus
23:30
Sphynx because i couldn’t get it to work
23:34
yeah you have to have a dictionary you
23:38
got to have libraries and it’s just like
23:40
I just want a transcription of
23:46
my big mouth
23:48
adios

ONN Optical Mouse

I recently purchased a Walmart ONN brand optical mouse. I spent a total of $6.88 on this optical mouse. I have owned it for about a week now, and no complaints.

  • Model ONA19HO041
  • 3 button mouse
  • Scroll wheel button
  • Optical resolution
  • Left hand or right hand use
  • Universal Serial Bus plug and play
  • Personal Computer and Macintosh compatible
  • 4.91 feet Universal Serial Bus cable

ONN Optical Mouse – Video Transcript

00:00

stas at ronconi day in a kabir comic for

00:05

video but our dear boy a mouse I was up

00:08

at Walmart in my location there’s not

00:12

much there’s not much selection and when

00:18

it comes to like electronics or computer

00:20

there is no micro center store so I was

00:22

there for an HDMI cable then it maybe

00:25

I’ll make a video about a lot of times

00:27

even if I buy small items if it’s

00:30

something new I’ll make a video I

00:32

generally don’t mind buying new products

00:34

especially computer expensive electron

00:36

taha you can go oh Craigslist and get

00:37

all kinds of stuff why the fuck would

00:40

you ever buy anything new but I was at

00:43

the Walmart and I noticed that they had

00:46

onn mice went in is a Walmart brand

00:51

I think it’s exclusive to their stores

00:54

and a lot of the items are manufactured

00:56

in China

00:57

I like their USB flash drives this

01:01

laptop down below here literally is off

01:06

of a USB flash drive this laptop doesn’t

01:09

have a hard drive I’m using the flash

01:10

drive to use Linux and I haven’t had a

01:13

problem alright so I paid 688 not

01:17

including tax for this mouse probably a

01:19

close to $7 including including tax it

01:23

came with the packaging it’s got you

01:27

know cardboard it’s got the brand on the

01:30

front here I’ll just quickly show you

01:31

I already open it up but you know

01:33

whatever

01:46

okay it came with a little optical mouse

01:49

product guide with the model number but

01:51

there’s on the back all’s it is is the

01:53

federal Communist Commission garbage and

01:55

so interference statement but there’s

01:59

nothing about the mouse

02:09

it does have a model number Oh and a-19

02:18

ho0 41 and then the mouse now it’s not

02:23

plugged in but I’m gonna plug it in on

02:26

this computer that I’m recording this

02:29

video this is a port 4 point 9 1 foot

02:33

cable it says on the box so that you

02:36

know it’s not the longest cable in the

02:39

world but it’s not too bad it’s a little

02:41

thin here I’ll show you on camera with

02:43

this is a generic Mouse almost there’s

02:45

no brand on it but eh whatever

03:16

okay so the cable is not very thick but

03:19

I think it’ll last so just something

03:22

very light it’s the light Mouse it’s got

03:24

three buttons and a scroll I already

03:26

showed you on screen it’s not plugged in

03:28

yet – just a standard almost the size of

03:32

I would say original equipment

03:34

manufacturer Dell very similar size to a

03:37

nor the Logitech so let me plug it in

03:40

and then I’m gonna demonstrate so this

03:43

was $7.00 Mouse brand new optical now a

03:46

lot of times I do get mice excuse me I

03:49

get used ones I’ll go to a thrift store

03:51

but this evening my old Logitech the

03:54

small ones I don’t really like him but

03:56

it was Wireless it was this Wireless

03:58

Logitech mouse that I’ve had a long time

04:00

it started to fuck up and I switched out

04:04

the battery it wasn’t that I even you

04:06

know blah blah disconnected the USB

04:10

receiver yeah it wasn’t that size like

04:13

you know what and then I did not want to

04:15

drive that far there’s a savers thrift

04:17

store close by there’s a used computer

04:19

store but they’re well close by now and

04:22

I did not want to wait till tomorrow so

04:24

and I needed to get a HDMI cable anyways

04:27

and so I went to the Walmart that wasn’t

04:30

that far away so alright so let me plug

04:34

it in

04:44

okay uh-oh you know it’s interfering now

04:50

I think okay I plugged it in and as you

04:55

can see on screen it’s powered on now

04:59

okay although I noticed my encoder as

05:03

soon as I plug in this mouse my encoder

05:10

progress indicators are no longer

05:12

working so but I think that I think this

05:14

video is still getting recorded all

05:16

right let me move along and now I’m

05:19

gonna just demonstrate the red lights on

05:21

I can’t really get it much closer

05:22

because of the computers way the fuck

05:24

over here but as you can see you can see

05:27

the red light

05:28

so it’s powered on it and then I’m gonna

05:30

use it it’s worked it’s working now so

05:32

let me demonstrate it with my own

05:34

website which I can’t let’s see

05:50

okay it’s working

06:25

[Music]

06:30

I’m back towards the end of the first

06:36

part of this video you saw me you know

06:38

at the file look on my face and typing

06:41

away when I plugged in this onn Mouse

06:45

optical mouse with a scroll it caused my

06:52

encoder the Sartre that I used to record

06:54

my YouTube videos

06:55

it caused number one the sound progress

07:00

indicators to quit working and then I

07:02

could not transition because I was going

07:05

to demonstrate the mouse so that’s what

07:07

I’m this will be the last part of the

07:08

video

07:09

and so mice to me are extremely

07:12

important because I’m a computer

07:13

technician a real-world technician and I

07:16

work every day learning mentally ill or

07:19

as his ass for betting my mental illness

07:21

helping supporting Americans and others

07:26

all you know other countries with their

07:29

information technology problems so Mouse

07:31

very important ergonomics price the way

07:35

it feels in your hand and the size and

07:37

then you know also the scroll now I like

07:41

it it’s working

07:42

let me demonstrate on my website and

07:46

here as you can see it works obviously

07:50

and I’m gonna scroll now it could be

07:52

Linux I’m using MX Linux with it which

07:55

is a debian derivation Linux and it’s

08:03

very slow although I do like the scroll

08:05

wheel you can feel it it’s slow but I

08:09

found out with MX Linux that I don’t

08:12

there’s some adjustments but very few

08:16

but there is a program that a file that

08:19

you can install a small program and you

08:21

can actually adjust the scroll but for

08:26

for now this is you know it’s usable

08:29

anything else as far as the mouse so let

08:32

me try and see before I could not

08:35

transition because as soon as I as soon

08:38

as I plugged in this mouse is brand new

08:40

I’m just making a video demos

08:43

I could not transition anymore that and

08:47

I even the keyboard shortcut and then

08:50

yeah but but the video was still

08:52

recording I had to go into a terminal PS

08:56

minus EF pipe grep OS excuse me my

09:00

encoder and then literally kill the

09:05

processes and then it finally stopped

09:07

recording shit I don’t know if I want to

09:09

demonstrate I’m on my desktop you know

09:12

what I’m saying but I guess I could

09:16

let’s see I got a let’s see do I still

09:20

have it I’m using a television for the

09:29

monitor that I actually am monitoring

09:32

the encoder and then I’ve got this other

09:34

24 inch monitor that isn’t the desktop

09:37

when you record videos for YouTube it is

09:40

probably highly productive that you use

09:43

2 monitors even if it’s a laptop monitor

09:46

for what whatever you’re going to screen

09:51

capture and then a second monitor for

09:53

your encoder it makes it much easier all

09:57

right so let me I have to hey it’s right

10:02

here okay so here’s my desktop this is

10:05

MX Linux and as you can see the mouse

10:07

works ok so I just want to show you and

10:10

it it works it’s a good it’s a good

10:14

Mouse it’s working pretty good so I just

10:16

want to show you that I can right-click

10:17

and then I can left-click and then I

10:20

already demonstrated the scrolling

10:23

although it is a bit slow but me I’ll go

10:27

back to my website and I’m scrolling I

10:31

am scrolling normal there is no speed

10:36

that’s not okay that’s as fast as I can

10:38

scroll now this is about normal yeah

10:42

that’s that that’s all

10:45

a little bit too slow because I don’t

10:48

know about you but when I’m out on the

10:50

internet and I have to support customers

10:52

there are these Americans especially

10:54

they’re very very very just uptight Oh

10:59

Oh the other day I got threatened with a

11:03

lawsuit this is the kind of fucking this

11:05

is overtime now although I will what how

11:08

many minutes now let’s see the first

11:09

part was about six minutes twelve six

11:13

foot ten about five minutes maybe a

11:15

little bit over time I got threatened

11:18

with a lawsuit although I don’t take a

11:20

serious these customers on the third

11:24

prior website where I earn supplemental

11:25

income helping people with their

11:27

information technology you probably most

11:29

a lot of they’re fucking assholes they

11:33

threaten you he said you got 24 hours or

11:38

I’m contacting my lawyer and and then he

11:41

asked who I was who are you and I was

11:43

like and I just typed that okay I

11:46

haven’t received a death threat yet on

11:48

this third player website but if I ever

11:50

do it will be public I’ve been cussed at

11:54

you know fuck you oh the last time I

11:58

always report on how I get treated oh

12:00

yeah information technology you get

12:02

treated like garbage

12:04

they could be racist or that maybe they

12:06

don’t I don’t know whatever their

12:08

problem is on this website you know the

12:10

pale skinned Europeans I mean about a

12:13

few weeks ago I had a client telling me

12:16

go fuck yourself

12:17

he was stingy I’m not gonna tell you the

12:21

exact price points but this website will

12:23

have kind of like I don’t know how to

12:27

describe it they will offer really cheap

12:31

low prices for information technology

12:35

services that really they could you know

12:38

could charge hundreds of dollars easily

12:41

but I think it’s just a tactic to get

12:43

also they upsell and they got you know

12:46

membership and I don’t want to go into

12:49

all that he wasn’t paying hardly

12:52

anything pennies on the dollar

12:55

he did not like the fact that he had to

12:58

pay for help and then he did love

13:03

emotional these goddamn Americans

13:06

Americans run off of emotions and they

13:10

refuse to use any logic even the males

13:14

the males are metrosexual bitches a lot

13:16

of them they’re worse than the some of

13:19

the females on this website although

13:21

some of the females just and they’re

13:24

very impatient well if you don’t if you

13:27

don’t have a a the help if you don’t

13:34

have a you know a white pages or if you

13:38

don’t have a novel is worth of help and

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13:41

if you don’t get it to them and within

13:43

sight oh yes they can fire us and I can

13:45

fire them these motherfuckers are so

13:50

impatient that within a minute I’m not

13:53

making this shit up a couple minutes a

13:55

minute two minute BAM they fire you well

13:57

it doesn’t bother me anymore I don’t

13:58

care we can fire them too

14:00

which I do if they get abusive so within

14:07

the last couple of weeks I got eight go

14:08

fuck yourself well a few days ago I got

14:11

a I received a well I’m gonna sue you

14:15

first this motherfucker threatened to

14:17

sue the company I’m working for I’m like

14:19

well I’m an independent contractor and

14:21

they even have a disclaimer basically

14:25

telling the clients that they are not

14:28

gonna be able to that this company is

14:31

not responsible for anything that I talk

14:35

about or any kind of advice or any kind

14:37

of tips or any kind of instructions and

14:40

so however I don’t cave in to the

14:43

fear-mongering false evidence appearing

14:45

real

14:45

then the motherfucker came back and he

14:47

said well you got 24 hours I’m gonna sue

14:50

your company and I’m gonna sue you and

14:52

then they asked who are you and well duh

14:54

I’m not a dumbass I’m not gonna and so

14:57

there I just typed in okay now what else

15:00

with him in the last few yeah so I got

15:03

threatened with that oh there they get

15:05

very impatient

15:07

and so you know anyways now a little bit

15:11

over time as far as mice goes they can

15:15

be very important because obviously you

15:18

have to use a mouse unless it’s a laptop

15:22

and it’s got a built in what’s called as

15:24

the nipple or the little nipple mouse or

15:27

the the track pad

15:29

oh I hate track pads the oh I love IBM

15:34

Lenovo’s nipple mouse as I refer to it

15:37

you know the little Adele also has

15:40

something so Dells yeah there yeah Dells

15:43

aren’t bad either but I don’t know the

15:44

IBM the red little mouse the thimble

15:49

point Mouse up in the keyboard I love

15:53

them

15:54

their track pads no I’ve never liked a

15:57

track pad Mouse ever on any laptop ever

16:00

even on a Mac Mac and crap computer I

16:02

just fucking hate them the the track the

16:08

those old school mice anyways I don’t

16:14

want to digress too much I’m very

16:16

particular when it comes to – because

16:19

you got these impatient mother fucking

16:21

cockroach Americans that they they they

16:24

want you to fix their computer or

16:28

quagmire and if you don’t respond within

16:31

seconds and and you better you better be

16:34

correct the first time and oh my god if

16:36

they have to pay any money for it that’s

16:38

a big issue on this website

16:40

the Americans are bitches they’re

16:42

literally wine they want they complain

16:45

Americans complaints they’re not paying

16:48

hardly it very little pennies on the

16:50

dollar if I admitted how much I earned

16:55

to support you motherfuckers you’d

16:57

probably laugh at me you or you’d be

17:00

like wondering what the Ferren what the

17:02

fuck you’re a moron or it’s your fault

17:05

or well you you know well you deserve it

17:08

or just shut up or just quit however I

17:12

supplement my income and I don’t have to

17:15

drive in anywhere I don’t have to sit in

17:17

a cubicle

17:18

I get to work wherever I want basically

17:21

as long as I have you know decent

17:23

internet access but our mouse is

17:25

extremely important

17:27

now here’s my litmus test with mice and

17:28

I’ve noticed over the years it really

17:30

doesn’t necessarily matter how much you

17:33

pay although sometimes you do pay you do

17:36

get what you pay for or sometimes you

17:38

don’t my litmus test is a mouse on knock

17:43

on wood that lawsuit will probably go

17:46

through and you’ll never hear from me

17:47

again because fuck you motherfuckers do

17:54

you think you think I was born yesterday

17:55

you think I’m gonna cave in now I talked

17:59

about this before quickly I investigated

18:02

this third party billion-dollar fascist

18:04

crooked criminal corporation that I earn

18:08

income on and there are more than one

18:12

accusations that the CEO of the founder

18:16

the founder of this corporation is one

18:18

of the trolls I think there are trolls

18:20

on this it’s either the moderators

18:23

employees or the executives or the

18:28

founder I’m not making this shit up

18:30

there’s more than one accusation that

18:33

it’s an inside job there are the trolls

18:36

or it could be other technicians I’ve

18:38

read about that too then are greedy and

18:41

when I’ve been on this website for like

18:44

ten years however if I quit for a while

18:47

cuz anyways they rebranded the dumb

18:50

mistake I don’t know some of these

18:53

corporations are the people that run

18:56

these are very arrogant fucking morons

18:59

rebranded themselves and then literally

19:01

overnight when they transition to the

19:02

new website with a different brand an

19:04

entirely different name I mean there was

19:07

nothing I was like are you fucking nuts

19:11

it was like very few you know requests

19:16

to work on and I mean the money just and

19:20

I was like I was like I’m not getting

19:22

the fuck out of here well a few years

19:26

later they corrected that mistake and

19:28

they went to their old brand but I

19:30

didn’t know about

19:31

and I needed money at that well I’m

19:33

always needing money because you know

19:35

the system requires it but at that time

19:37

I decided I was wondering what happened

19:39

to those knuckleheads that fucking made

19:41

the dumbest shit mistake of rebranding

19:43

and then literally overnight no traffic

19:47

no money just homelessness and poverty

19:51

in alcoholism in you have to wonder

19:56

these knuckleheads that fucking our

19:58

executives and these billion-dollar

20:00

crooked criminal corporations anyways I

20:07

went back recently and they changed how

20:09

you earn income but still you know just

20:15

Wow

20:19

anyways this is a noisy fan I’m getting

20:22

distracted by the fan I gotta run mega

20:23

run so mines very important oh it’s not

20:27

always you don’t always get what you pay

20:29

for and you can buy a real expensive

20:32

mice but the my litmus test of a mouse a

20:35

good Mouse versus a average or terrible

20:38

Mouse is what knock on what this is a

20:42

countertop probably synthetic wood that

20:45

you would find in a hotel motel

20:47

maybe apartments or a Kieth type

20:51

furniture very flat I don’t have a

20:54

mousepad

20:55

that’s another litmus test does the

20:57

mouse we’re good without a mousepad that

20:59

it that’s a you know what I’m saying

21:00

very this is excellent I’m right now

21:04

like literally it is very smooth

21:07

it’s excellent there I’m saying even up

21:11

as I can just it’s not perfect oh come

21:17

on now as I say that it’s not perfect

21:20

but it’s very workable I don’t have to

21:24

buy a mousepad

21:25

its optical but not all optical mice are

21:28

the same some you have to have a

21:30

mousepad another litmus test is try it

21:33

on carpet I’m not making this up or try

21:35

it on a couch cushion or a bedspread it

21:38

should be flat but a good working mouse

21:42

with good optics will work on carpet

21:47

because I’ve trust me I know it will

21:50

work on a sofa or the you know the

21:54

cushions on a sofa and it will work on a

21:58

bedspread a really good Mouse doesn’t

22:02

matter what you pay the OP the optical

22:05

mice will work some are horrible on

22:09

anything that is not a mousepad

22:12

whereas I love mice like the I haven’t

22:15

tested this yet on carpet or cushion or

22:19

bedspread but I probably will later and

22:22

you know maybe I’ll think about it but

22:24

probably not but on the counter its

22:27

excellent so far it’s better than that

22:29

all

22:33

logitech wireless mouse i can already

22:36

tell

22:36

now that Mouse is pretty old I don’t

22:39

know if the optics degrade after time I

22:43

don’t know if you you might have to

22:44

clean the surface but this is very

22:47

smooth excellent like I can even show

22:50

the I know this is a mouse video but

22:53

very important because this is how you

22:55

control a computer you know what I’m

22:57

saying and a keyboard is important too

22:59

and the ergonomics hours I’m trying to

23:07

is it there

23:14

oh I almost had it I almost had it and

23:17

then I gotta run I gotta run I did throw

23:19

in some overtime there we go so oh look

23:23

look can you see how fast that is

23:25

that’s as fast I mean it’s excellent

23:29

no mousepad $7.00 optical mouse onn

23:33

Walmart up and down it’s great dude now

23:36

the scroll isn’t the best but you know

23:39

yeah I need to adjust the settings now

23:42

the scroll to me is also it’s got two

23:45

buttons they seem what yeah it seems

23:49

pretty good the scroll some scroll

23:53

wheels you can’t you know what I’m

23:55

saying you don’t know it’s kind of hard

23:57

to explain they scroll really easily

24:00

real loose other ones are thicker

24:04

heavier feeling and they scroll I don’t

24:08

know how to explain it this one is kind

24:10

of in the middle like like you can like

24:12

literally feel the scroll in on my

24:15

finger and you can kind of feel it

24:19

rotating I kind of like that but it’s

24:22

slower but I think it’s in the settings

24:24

some mice the one the lenovo mice the

24:29

original equipment manufacturer their

24:31

scroll the scrolls are real small real

24:35

light and they just been real real fast

24:37

and I don’t necessarily like that

24:39

because I kind of like to feel this

24:41

though scroll these are just my

24:43

preferences is just subjective yours is

24:46

probably different and it should be

24:48

because you know you know what I’m

24:50

saying but me a very important mouse and

24:53

keyboard the dell original equipment

24:56

manufacturers I love those mice the ones

24:59

that you’ll get with a brand-new Dell I

25:01

love them you can get them at thrift

25:02

stores three to five dollars used well

25:05

duh it’s a thrift store the scroll

25:08

wheels are larger and you can feel them

25:11

scroll you can feel it same thing with

25:14

Logitech the the IBM the small

25:16

lightweight smaller optical om or is it

25:22

a liquid mask fracture of my site I

25:24

don’t really

25:25

them that much they’re a lot they’re

25:26

lighter they’re very lightweight like

25:28

this one but they’re not as big and that

25:30

the scroll is just it’s a small scroll

25:32

wheel and assistance pins I don’t know

25:37

man I have my own preferences I’m gonna

25:39

make an about another mouse this it’s a

25:42

wireless one from Walmart it’s a

25:44

different brand so I’ll be making that

25:46

video and I might make the video about

25:47

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sued Aaron my lawyers are working on a

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here man

Cinelerra GG – Not Launching After Installation Fix

Another computer problem in the world order. This time it dealt with a free and open source application called Cinelerra GG, that I installed on MX Linux. Cinelerra allows you to edit video, create videos, create video documentaries, etc.

I installed Cinelerra on a quad core desktop computer with MX Linux distribution. However, the first time I tried launching this application from the program menu, nothing happened. Further investigation of mine did not lead to a solution.

I tried launching Cinelerra GG via the command line with this simple command:

cin

Cinelerra still would not open. However, by running it in a command line terminal, an error message was displayed on screen. The file libva-drm.so.1 was missing.

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I tried installing this missing library file with the following command:

apt-get install libva-drm.so.1

Unfortunately, apt-get could not find this file. This type of fiasco is nothing new in Linux. Especially, if you use a derivation Linux distribution like MX Linux.

MX Linux is a Debian derivation distribution based on Debian Linux. It by no means is exactly the same as Debian, Ubuntu, etc. I could not find this exact Linux library file in any Internet searches.

Finally, I used rpmfind.net and found the correct library file. However, it was named differently. The correct Linux library file to install is:

libva-drm1

The correct command to run is:

apt-get install libva-drm1

This library file successfully installed without adding any additional repository. Cinelerra then successfully launched. These instructions were written for MX Linux 18.3 installed on a quad core computer. However, you can use these instructions as a basis point for other possible Linux distributions.

Initially, I had to enable the IGN cinelerra-gg.org repository in MX Linux, in order to install Cinelerra GG program. These are the types of problems that can arise when using a non standard so to speak Linux distribution.