How to convert MP3 ID3 tag encodings on Linux

Question: When I load MP3 files on Rhythmbox music player, song titles and artist names appear as gibberish and unreadable characters. I suspect this is an ID3 tag’s character encoding problem. How can I fix this problem? If your music player does not display some MP3 tracks correctly (e.g., with garbled symbols), it is most […]
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How to compile FFmpeg on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL

Question: How can I compile and build FFmpeg on CentOS, Fedora or RHEL? If you want to use FFmpeg on RPM-based Linux, you can install pre-built FFmpeg package by using yum package manager after enabling additional third-party repositories. However, the version of FFmpeg included in such repositories is typically outdated. If you want to try […]
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How to compile FFmpeg on Ubuntu or Debian

Question: I want to install the original FFmpeg (not Libav fork). How can I compile FFmpeg on Ubuntu or Debian? On Debian-based distro (e.g., Debian, Ubuntu or Linux Mint), the package “ffmpeg” has existed as a “transitional” package for libav fork due to some political reason. So if you are trying to install “ffmpeg” package […]
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How to stream remote MP3 files over ssh

Question: I have a lot of MP3 files stored on a remote server, and I want those MP3 files streamed over the network to a local media player (e.g., VLC or mplayer). What is an easy way to stream remote MP3 files over the network? Assuming that the remote server is running an ssh server, […]
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