Traveling Back in Time. Audibly.

  • Episode 264
  • October 9, 2012
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Your computer can be used to allow you to record audio from the past. Find out how to never miss that precious moment or great riff again with JACK Timemachine on Linux.

This episode is sponsored in part by: Thermaltake, Netflix, Eco Alkalines and Cordery Electric.

Topics Covered:

  • Robbie Ferguson and Hillary Rumball present from the Category5 studios in Barrie, Ontario.
  • Why the chat room is so much fun: Prizes, and jokes.
  • Send in your postcard.
  • {play 6:59}Prizes that will be given away on this episode.
    • Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme
    • Thermaltake eSPORTS Ladon Gaming Mousepad
  • Checking out the size of the Ladon Gaming Mousepad--perfect for gamers and graphic designers who need more surface area.
  • Prize Giveaway: TT eSPORTS Ladon Gaming Mousepad.
  • {play 10:23}Viewer Questions
    • Viewer Question: I was using Linux Mint with Cinnamon, but had some compatibility issues, so I tried Ubuntu 12.04 but do not like Unity. What distro do you recommend for a novice Linux user who wants to stay away from Unity?
      • Taking a quick look at Zorin OS and why Robbie believes it to be an excellent distro for both novice and experienced Linux users, with particular thoughts about transitioning from Windows or Mac OS X to Linux.
      • Why Debian is the next step for more experienced Linux users who want a fully customized Linux desktop.
  • Viewer Question: I donated a computer to my son's daycare and installed Qimo. I removed the menu bar from the desktop, but how can I restore them to administer the system when I need to?
    • How Robbie has Qimo setup on his wife's computer as a separate session specifically for the kids.
  • Viewer Question: Do you see any chance of making the show work live on Gnash on Debian Wheezy?
  • Viewer Question: Is there an easy way to install CrashPlan on Debian?
  • {play 29:33}Prize Giveaway: ThermalTake Water 2.0 Extreme.
  • {play 32:04}Top Stories from the Category5.TV Newsroom
  • {play 35:53}Feature: JACK Timemachine.
    • Robbie and Hillary teach you to travel through time (at least, as far as audio goes) using JACK Timemachine.
    • Some practical uses for JACK Timemachine.
    • Installing JACK Timemachine (along with requirements such as the JACK Audio Connection Kit) on Linux using Synaptic Package Manager.
    • Choosing not to use realtime priority on JACK during install.
    • Starting and configuring your JACK audio connection for JACK Timemachine using QjackCtl.
    • Making sure your ALSA input device is set to the correct microphone.
    • Recording your first JACK Timemachine file using the default settings (W64 files, 10 second buffer).
    • Editing your JACK Timemachine menu item to set the defaults to WAV file (32 bit) and a 1 minute buffer).
    • Recording audio from one minute in the past.
    • The audio recording worked, but our cable from the computer to our mixer failed us. But it worked great! Stupid audio cable.
    • Viewer Question: Does JACK Timemachine take up a lot of disk space?

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  • Host: Robbie Ferguson
  • Co-Host: Hillary Rumball

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