sorry this is a bit off topic but can you please contact me greig? the
contact details i have for you are a bit stuffed and i need to have a
quick chat please.
Computer Support Consultant
d.nicholls at waikato.ac.nz
School of Science & Engineering / Dept of Chemistry
The University of Waikato
Hamilton, New Zealand
Aristotle Pagaltzis wrote:
> What codec is in use?
As noted before, I'm using various gstreamer0.8 plug-ins.
> MPlayer often has synch problems with Real-encoded films
I am not using MPlayer and I'm not sure what Real-encoded refers to.
> ... sometimes the file is really screwy ...
These all play correctly on my Win2k PC, so it's not the files
The files-types I've tried inlcude:
mp3, mp3, mpg, avi, wmf, mpe, and others.
I have tried as many as I can, but they all have the audio playing
about 0.5 - 1 sec after the video.
I've just tried to play a video clip on Totem Music Player (Ubuntu
5.10/Gnome) and the audio is not synched with the video. I have
installed various gstreamer plug-ins.
Has anyone else experienced this? What can be done to correct this?
Another message for the LUG from afar.
From: Andi Mann [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, 4 November 2005 9:55 a.m.
Subject: Linux Research - Request For Assistance
I am a Senior Analyst for Enterprise Management Associates
(www.enterprisemanagement.com), a leading IT analyst firm, covering
Systems Management technology. We are doing an in-depth research paper
on Linux server management, and would like your help to survey the
members of the Waikato Linux Users Group.
We have posted a web survey, and I would like you to forward this email
to your members, asking them to complete the survey. Each survey should
take about 10 minutes. The URL for the survey is:
The proposition I am researching is that the total cost of ownership
(TCO) for large-scale commercial Linux systems is declining due to
availability of more powerful management tools; and that Linux TCO is
equal to or less than that of Windows.
It is in reaction, in part, to 2004 studies from Meta Group, Yankee, and
Microsoft claiming Linux has higher management costs, and higher TCO,
than Windows. My research aims to find out if the availability of better
management tools has further reduced the cost of Linux ownership.
In return, we would be happy to provide any respondents with the
completed report. We think this will be a very significant paper, which
will help you and your members present independent validation of Linux
I would appreciate your help. Please let me know if you have any
questions or comments.
O'Reilly sponsor our group with regular book donations to our library
(whenever we order them, hint hint John :) In return, please consider
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---------------------------- Original Message ----------------------------
Subject: Request to fill-in a questionnaire on Linux.
From: "Ajith Kumar" <Ajith.Kumar(a)boppoly.ac.nz>
Date: Wed, November 2, 2005 12:23 pm
I'm Ajith Kumar, IT Tutor at Bay of Plenty Polytechnic, Tauranga. I'm
doing my Master's Thesis & the topic is on migration of operating system
from Microsoft to Linux. Since you are the President of the Waikato
Linux Users Group, I was wondering if you'll be able to help me find a
few Linux users to fill in my questionnaire, which is online. If I'm not
asking for too much would you be able to pass on the information and ask
your Linux user group members / friends / colleagues / acquaintances
(who work on Linux) to spare 10 minutes to out my questionnaire? The
questionnaire can be accessed by clicking the link:
<http://www.bcs.net.nz/~ajithk/MComp.htm> . It shouldn't take more than
10 minutes to complete it. I would also like to find out if some of them
would be interested / available for an interview at a later stage.
Thanks in advance for your support, appreciate it.
Bay of Plenty Polytechnic,
Phone: (+64) 7 5440920 (Extn: 5591)
Thanks to everyone who filled in the survey prior to the last AGM.
I have published the results, in the format as they were presented at
the AGM (along with my speaking notes), on the WLUG website:
Please contact me if you have any further questions; I am happy to
clarify certain points if required, but will not publish individual
For people's info as this may affect you (or your friends) if DNS is
not congifured correctly.
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From: Ted Grenfell <Ted.Grenfell(a)telecom.co.nz>
Date: 02-Nov-2005 08:52
Subject: [nznog] Update to Telecom Xtra DNS servers
To: NZNOG <nznog(a)list.waikato.ac.nz>
As part of our ongoing DNS service improvements, Telecom is making some
changes to it's DNS servers which will affect some non-Telecom
The following Xtra name servers will in future only accept queries from
Non-Telecom customers for domains that the name servers are
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* dnsh2.xtra.co.nz ( 22.214.171.124 ) also known as terminator.xtra.co.nz
We will be phasing in these changes from November 15th over a period of
several weeks and you may wish to alert your help desks to check the DNS
settings of users having problems after that.
Currently Xtra operates the following recursive DNS services:
* dnsc1.xtra.co.nz ( 126.96.36.199 )
* dnsc2.xtra.co.nz ( 188.8.131.52 )
We are happy for external people to query those IP's for DNS
troubleshooting and similar purposes but they should not be directly
configured into machines.
Please note these IP's may change from time to time and external access
may be limited or withdrawn without prior warning (especially in cases
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