Transcode and stream DV to mpeg4 via firewire using VLC and Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron)

Firewire, Linux, MP4, Transcoding, Ubuntu, Video, VLC
Well kids are you ready for todays lesson in transcoding DV video. So first you need a decent machine. I'm using a P4 2.4Ghz oldie that has Firewire on-board and am chewing up 50% CPU for NTSC encoding. Then you need to get Ubuntu 8.04 installed. Once that's done use the following command to install vlc (Video Lan Client):sudo apt-get install vlcThen either follow this guide or if you're using 8.04 (Hardy Heron) ONLY, use the following command to add Medibuntu to your repository sources.list:sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.listfollowed bysudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get updateto add the GPG key for Medibuntu Repository. You may be asked to accept this package even though it cannot be authenticated. This is normal; typing "Yes" means you trust…
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Storage in a flash…..

E-SATA, Firewire, Technology, USB
Well if you frequently need storage in a flash or don't want to spend the money on multiple HD enclosures, the HD Rack Super Combo might be the solution. HD Rack Super Combo provides you with just about every external connection you can think of (USB 2.0 mini, Firewire 400, Firewire 800 and E-Sata). On the disk side it accepts 2.5" and 3.5" SATA HDD's. This is perfect for people who just want to have a docking station and plugin bare drives in and out all the time.
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