Build your own YouTube-like platform in 45 minutes or less

Reddit is full of YouTube drama these days: users are accusing each other of plagiarism, and things have even moved beyond legal sabre-rattling and videos and accounts are getting nuked by DMCA take-down notices. This ridiculous state of affairs got me thinking on how long it would take me to set up a YouTube-like site…


Video: Installing Coreboot — HOWTO & WHYTO

That the UEFI firmware should die in a fire and that its instigators for its adoption should hang their collective heads in shame at the abomination they have created has been confirmed yet again with the news that, on some brands of computers, it can be destroyed with a regular rm -Rf /, bricking the…

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The Video Editing Challenge – Part III: Blender

Blender is best known for being a feature-rich, 3D editing and rendering application and a huge open source success story. What is less known is that Blender does regular video-editing too, and that the tools it provides are first class and corporate grade. For the final part of our trilogy, we tackle the video-editing challenge…

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The Video Editing Challenge – Part II: Natron

Can you use Free Software editors for more than applying a pretty effects and adding an Adele song to your video of your holidays in Ibiza? We saw that Kdenlive could, and in this tutorial you’ll see that Natron is even better at creating complex. professional-looking shots.

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The Video Editing Challenge – Part I: Kdenlive

How easy is it to edit video on a GNU/Linux system using free software? Can the likes of Kdenlive, or more specialised tools like Blender and Natron, win users over from Premier, Movie Maker, or Sony Vegas? I tried to carry out what at first glance seemed a simple video editing task using three Open…


Stream Like a Pro with Open Broadcaster Software

Open Broadcaster Software, or OBS for short, is a pretty amazing project. Used extensively within the Gaming/Youtubing/Twitching community, OBS allows you to set up a virtual TV studio, combine a variety of video, audio and image sources into one or several “scenes”, and save them or stream them to the Internet.

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Enliven Videos with Kdenlive

The Kdenlive video editor is simple for beginners, but also powerful enough for those that need to go that extra mile. Distributed under a Free Software license, it is available for GNU/Linux, MacOS X, and as a live DVD for Windows users.