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How To: Using CoreAVC on Linux for fast HD video playback

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CoreAVC is a fast proprietary codec for decoding H.264/AVC video. It enables low-end systems to play videos without any lag, present in other decoders. Step 1: Preparing for installation First of all, remove any existing MPlayer installations. On OpenSuSE this can be done by: zypper rm MPlayer Next, install the dependencies for MPlayer by > zypper si -d MPlayer Install wine > zypper in wine Step 2: Install dshowserver Read More...

How to study at IIIT @ Rs. 100

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Last year’s recession and this years budget have left a big hole’s in people’s pockets. So, here I (thanks to Sanrag) bring to you a once in a lifetime opportunity to study at IIIT-H for Rs. 100. (Of course, if you are a heartless monster, you can pay Re. 1 and still get away). Ingredients: You must be an “abroad” student (or get a Camouflage passport) and Fire{fox,bug} Recipe: Fill up the main form. Read More...

My reply to Prof. Sangal’s post

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If you have not already read the post, The Al-Qaeda of Jeevan Vidya, by Rishabh and Prof. Sangal’s reply to that post, Prof. Sangal’s reply to “The Al-Qaeda of Jeevan Vidya”, then I suggest you read them first because my post is a direct response to Prof. Sangal’s reply. You’ve mentioned four conditions that were laid before you chose human values. I don’t remember the content of Jeevan Vidya shivirs, and though I’m sure you can prove that it satisfies the conditions, but that is no means to measure the success. Read More...

Kulbir needs an intervention

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Do you know that his videocache plugin caches only one version of the youtube video? That means if someone has seen a low quality version and they want to see the higher quality version – they can’t. We (I, Rishabh and Sanrag) went to his lab to force him to fix that. Now the list of WTF’s He sits in CIE (Center for Internet Explorer). His working notebook: Read More...

How to piss off a MS fanboy

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Situation: Me and the MS fanboy were chatting about some random stuff and as usual were not in agreement. MS Fanboy: Sucker ! me: Sure Whatever gives you pleasure MS Fanboy: Right now…closing this chat window me: Be my guest MS Fanboy: wtf !… u opened it again… biatch me: Why don’t you try the “block” feature instead MS Fanboy: Why don’t u just stop pinging me instead of suggesting alternatives Read More...

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