Monthly Archives: March 2014

Installing Laravel on Linux Mint / Ubuntu

Recently, I went to install the Laravel PHP framework on a fresh virtual machine. Here are the steps that I went through. First of all, I created a directory for my project and made this my current directory. $ mkdir

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Transferring Files to Virtual Box

To facilitate debugging some problems with encoding large video files using open source software running on Linux, I decided to run the encoding software on a virtual machine. Initially, I copied the data onto the Windows host from a memory

Posted in Virtual Machines

Video Encoding with Large Files

This week’s issue relates to encoding large video files. I had previously integrated open source software to encode video from a variety of formats to H.264 (using an mp4 container). The software worked fine with test data from small video

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