TV-Browser Ubuntu 14.04

TV-browser is a free and open-source app which gets the daily TV program from the internet and shows it clearly arranged – like a printed TV guide. An internet connection is only necessary during the data update. It provides more than 1000 TV stations and 100 radio channels.

TV-browser works on Windows, Linux, MacOS, OS/2 with Java runtime minimum version 6.0.

TV Browser in ubuntu 14.04

The latest release has reached v3.4. According to the release note:

The new version 3.4 of TV-Browser brings many new features that were often suggested like showing of program numbers or yers on our to do list. TV-Browser 3.4 makes it easy to install new icon themes directly in TV-Browser. The Favorites can be viewed filtered and can be created as filter themself.

TV-Browser 3.4 also fixes bugs so it will run even better than the previous version. We suggest to update to TV-Browser 3.4 as soon as possible, to profit from the new features an bug fixes.

Install TV-browser in Ubuntu:

As the app depends on Java, first install OpenJDK from Software Center. Or install Oracle Java through Webupd8 PPA.

Then download the package (tvbrowser_xxx_all.deb):

Download TV-Browser

Finally double-click on the package in file browser to open it with Ubuntu Software Center and click the install button.

Once installed, open it from Unity dash or Launcher. It will guide you to install plugins, choose channels, etc.

Converseen image converter ubuntu 14.10

Converseen, a batch image converter and resizer, has reached v0.8 with important improvements and optimizations to picture preview algorithms.

Converseen is an open source image converter and resizer written in C++ with the powerful Qt4 libraries. Thanks to the Magick++ image libraries it supports more than 100 image formats like DPX, EXR, GIF, JPEG, JPEG-2000, PhotoCD, PNG, Postscript, SVG, and TIFF and many others.

It allows you to convert, resize, rotate and flip automatically an unlimited number of images. With Converseen you can save your time because it can process more than one image with one mouse click!

With converseen you can:

  • Carry out a single or a multiple conversion.
  • Resize one or multiple images.
  • Compress images for your web pages.
  • Rotate and flip images.
  • Rename a bunch of images using a progressive number or a prefix/suffix.
  • Selecting a resampling filter to resize images.
  • Convert an entire PDF to a bunch of images
  • Extract an image from a Windows icon file (*ico)

Converseen in Ubuntu 14.04

Converseen 0.8 changelog:

  • Fixed glitches and artifacts with picture previews.
  • Added important improvements and optimizations to picture preview algorithms.
  • Various bugfixes

Install Converseen in Ubuntu via PPA:

So far, the latest release is available in PPA for Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and Ubuntu 12.04.

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/apps

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install converseen

If you don’t want to add the PPA, grab the .deb packages directory from THIS PAGE.

minitube 2.2 Ubuntu 14.04

The native YouTube client Minitube 2.2 was released a few days ago with playback problems fixed, updated translations, and a new subscriptions context menu.

According to the announcement, the new release:

  • Fixed some videos not playing issue.
  • Fixed bug with dragging playlist items from the thumbnail
  • Fixed painting errors when scrolling playlist on Linux
  • Added ‘Stop After This Video‘ Unity & Gnome 3 action under Playback menu.
  • Added --stop-after-this command line switch so you can gracefully end playback from a SSH shell.
  • Added subscriptions context menu: Unsubscribe, Mark as Watched.

Minitube 2.2 Ubuntu 14.04

Install Minitube 2.2 in Ubuntu 14.04:

First check out your OS type, 32-bit or 64-bit, by going to System Settings -> Details.

Then download the .deb package from:

Download Minitube 2.2 .deb

64-bit OS download the “minitube_xxx_amd64.deb”. 32-bit OS download the “minitube_xxx_i386.deb”

Finally, double-click the package in your file browser to open with Ubuntu Software Center. When it opens, click the Install button.

Speed Dreams racing simulator Ubuntu 14.04

Speed Dreams, an open source motorsport simulation and racing game, now is at v2.1 with new physics engine, more cars and tracks.

Speed Dreams is initially forked from TORCS, it has now reached a clearly higher realism level in visual and physics simulation, thanks to its active development team and growing community.


  • 3D real-time motorsport simulator for gamers and researchers
  • Accurate physics targeting maximum possible realism
  • High Quality graphics
  • Many more cars and tracks available from the community
  • 2 first class AI opponents for thrilling races
  • Fully open to any research, study or teaching work (physics, AI, graphics, …)
  • Support for many input devices (keyboard, joypad, joystick, wheel/pedal …)
  • Runs under Windows and Linuxes (WIP on Mac OS X)

According to the announcement, the 2.1 release includes a new physics engine (V4), with a choice of 33 cars from ‘Super-cars’, 1930′s racers and high speed ‘open-wheelers’. There are 25 tracks including Grand-Prix circuits, road courses and stadium ovals. Practice sessions let you hone your skills before competing in a Quick Race, Challenge Race or a ‘full-on’ Endurance Race.

Speed dreams 2.1 in Ubuntu 14.04

Install Speed Dreams 2.1 in Ubuntu 14.04:

The 2.1 release is available in Playdeb repository for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Linux Mint 17. Follow below steps to install it:

1. Add Playdeb repository:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository "deb trusty-getdeb games"

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

2. Open Synaptic Package Manager (install it from Software Center), then do:

  1. Click Reload button to update package lists.
  2. Search speed-dreams in the Quick filter box.
  3. Right click on the results and select “Mark for installation”
  4. Finally click the green check mark button to apply changes

Install Speed Dreams Racing Simulator

If you don’t want to add the repository, you can grab the Speed Dreams related packages from THIS PAGE.

auto mount partitions on start up

This quick tutorial will show you how to make your Ubuntu mount partitions automatically on start up.

1. Search and open Disks utility from Unity dash.


2. When it opens, choose the hard disk and highlight the partition your want to mount automatically. Then click the gear icon and select “Edit Mount Options…”


3. In next window do:

  1. Turn on “Automatic Mount Options”
  2. Due to bug, un-check “Show in user interface”. Also leave “Display Name, Icon Name, Symbolic Icon Name” empty.
  3. (Optional) Edit Mount Point, usually we can use “/mnt/xxx” or “/media/USER_NAME/xxx” or “/media/xxx”.
  4. Filesystem Type: find it in the above picture.


Re-do previous steps on other partitions and done!