Category Archives: linux
One of the joys for me in using Linux is the amount of variety I have. There are so many distro’s some of which are designed for a very specific use.I like to try many Linux distro’s . One problem in trying out different distro’s the amount of CD’s required to burn the iso images of course I can use a re-writable CD but the process of burning CD image takes some time and after sometime CD’s become un-usable. Recently I found a software that makes pendrive bootable with distro of my choice.
Universal USB Installer is a Live Linux USB Creator that allows you to choose from a selection of Linux Distributions to put on your USB Flash Drive. The Universal USB Installer is easy to use. Simply choose a Live Linux Distribution, the ISO file, your Flash Drive and, Click Install. Other features include; Persistence (if available), and the ability to fat32 format the flash drive (recommended) to ensure a clean install. Upon completion, you should have a ready to run bootable USB Flash Drive with your select Linux version installed.
Yesterday I downloaded a video from youtube and saved in linux. I’m using a firefox addon called DownThemAll!. It doesn’t save the download with file extension. Since I was using Fedora i was not bothered about it much. Then for some work I logged onto xp. Then I tried to play the downloaded video in windows, but it didn’t play because it was not having an File extension.I know it should be either mp4 or flv, So i tried renaming the file with extension mp4 and it worked. Then i had a doubt, what if i rename the file with the extension flv and play. So i renamed with the extension flv and played. To my surprise it the file was playing without any glitch. My questions are
- If the same file can be played without any problem in two different extensions, then what is the use of having extensions?
- If VLC player in Linux can play a file without an extension, why can’t it do the same in windows?
- On the first place, What is the reason for having a file extension?