Podcasting On Linux | LAS | s25e07

Podcasting On Linux | LAS | s25e07

We cover the state of media production on Linux, and share our tips to get your own podcast, powered by Linux, off the ground! And we answer a very popular audience question: how to record Skype calls under Linux.

Plus: A mini-review of KDE 4.10, Gabe claims Linux is a “get-out-of-jail free pass” for the gaming industry, Carmack says skip native the native port and focus on WINE, we share the great news for new Linux laptop users…


All this week on, The Linux Action Show!

Thanks to:

Use our code linux295 to get a .COM for $2.95.

47% off your ENTIRE order just use our code go47off2 until the 13th!.


HD Video | Mobile Video | Ogg Video | MP3 Audio | Ogg Audio | YouTube | HD Torrent

RSS Feeds:

HD Video Feed | Large Video Feed | Mobile Video Feed | MP3 Feed | Ogg Feed | iTunes Feeds | Torrent Feed

Support the Show:

— Show Notes: —

Podcasting with Linux:


Brought to you by: System76

– Picks –

Runs Linux:

Android Pick:

Desktop App Pick:

Search our past picks:

Git yours hands all over our STUFF:

— NEWS —

Loot Crate

Brought to you by: Loot Crate, use code Linux to save!


— Chris’ Stash —

— What’s Matt Doin? —

— Find us on Google+ —
— Find us on Twitter —
— Follow the network on Facebook: —
— Catch the show LIVE Sunday 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern / 6pm UTC: —

5 Responses to “Podcasting On Linux | LAS | s25e07”

  1. Apple Orange Says:

    Hi,My Skype Call recording was not working so i thought i should share how i got it worked.
    Skype Call RecorderIf you have Vmware installed and your Skype Call Recorder is not working, please do the following 2 steps.
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libssl.so.0.9.8/libssl.so.0.9.8 /usr/lib/
    sudo ln -s /usr/lib/vmware/lib/libcrypto.so.0.9.8/libcrypto.so.0.9.8 /usr/lib/

    Otherwise you need to install these lib if ” Skype Call Recorder ” is not working….——————————My skype-call-recorder was not working so i did run it from terminal and found that it need lib… so i did locate *** and linked them

    Keep up the good workty Chris & Matt

  2. Donald Ruiz Jr Says:

    This is such a great show to watch. I guess it is a little more advanced than I find it to be because whenever I show it to someone else they say it is like watching something in a foreign language, lol.

    Quick question, does anybody know if Puppy Linux was featured on a LAS episode?  I have been looking through the episodes and haven’t found it. I bet I just haven’t found it yet. Or at least I hope so. I thought it was a pretty well known distro.

    I would really enjoy seeing some opinions and ideas for what can be done with the OS. I really like it and just feel it is a shame I don’t get the most out of it. I have even thought about installing it to a laptop I just got that seems to be destroyed by Windows 8 (installed an “important update”, restarted, and now the computer won’t turn on, lol). Crazy idea, yes, but I figure I could underclock the CPU quite a bit (about half) to make the battery last quite a long time which would be great to use for writing on the go. This would be especially nice since the newest long-term release is supposed to be compatible with Ubuntu’s .deb files; so I would have lots of apps to play with.

  3. Matt Hartley Says:

    Great share! :)

  4. Matt Hartley Says:

    Haven’t looked into Puppy for roughly two years, I don’t recall us doing a recent review though.

    My biggest gripe with Puppy used to be package management, however the variation based on Ubuntu may have addressed this, I’m not sure. :)

  5. Donald Ruiz Jr Says:

    *Note* I apologize in advance for how long this reply is.


    very much for your reply. I agree,  puplets can be pretty annoying. I haven’t used the new Puppy enough to comment on any
    significant changes to those, but I know a lot of .deb files work with the log-term release. I think they
    have something that configures a Puppy OS
    using the source code of another Linux distro, which is called “Woof”
    if I am not mistaken. I imagine this is what the “Precise Puppy” release
    was built using and would explain the .deb compatibility in my eyes. It
    seems to be a bit more stable these days too, but that
    could just be my years upon years of using Windows for my main operating system
    (constantly crashing and getting blue screens is how a computer is
    supposed to work, right? Right?). I also don’t really consider myself an
    advanced user of most operating systems. Intermediate, maybe.

    Sadly, it turns out I was
    another victim of the UEFI brick problem, something not covered by
    warranty. They should really put a warning on every PC shipping with
    Monster Crash 8 saying: “May not work in 3 months, but at least you
    can’t get a virus then.” I am surprised at how sore I am from the whole
    problem. Even with how much I would insult Microsoft and get sick of how
    I was always doing the same remedial tasks to fix computers running one
    of its Windows releases (both professionally and personally) I just
    kept going back for more–like an abusive relationship in a TV special (Valerie Bertinelli in a Lifetime original movie: “Windows M̶E̶, V̶i̶s̶t̶a̶, 8”).


    luckily, I can say I have been Windows free for two weeks now.
    (<–That sounds like something you say in an AA meeting.) I have been
    doing the painfully simple switch, and, I am
    extremely happily surprised by how I don't miss anything other than a
    couple of video games (Did you know Blizzard bans anybody running Diablo
    3 on Linux?). After my
    insane amount of configuring how Unity looks (I made it look like OS X
    for the time being–I have no idea why), I have found, that, so far almost every program I already
    use is actually functioning better on my PC now, and if it doesn't, there
    is a substitute that seems more stable anyway. That last bit seems strange
    to me because most of the substitutes aren't even at release 1.0. The
    most impressive thing, though,  is that all of my laptop's features that weren't
    working in Windows are working perfectly now. So, yay! I can use my touch
    pad again, or not use it if I am typing.

    Sorry to ramble, I hope
    you don't read my whole reply to your reply to my reply of a mighty
    fine video, but my goodness, I don't think I have seen so much awesome
    packed into an OS in years. I used to use Ubuntu and a ton of other
    Linux distros (2,000 pounds is a lot of software) about six years ago;
    but, the drivers stopped being compatible for a while, and the work a
    rounds took forever and needed to be redone after every update. So, I
    started only using Linux to fix Windows PCs (in hindsight that probably
    should have been a red flag).

    I can honestly say I am a little
    bit happy that Windows 8 is the horrible, computer destroying operating
    system it is. I mean, sure it made me waste $365, but, this whole ordeal has made me really open my eyes to the
    benefits of open source software. And it has completely changed how I plan
    to make any computer related purchase in the future (System76=*drool*).
    After all, as consumers, our strongest way to change the norm is by
    spending our money to support something that is truly better.

Leave a Reply