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Install Planet CCRMA Yum Repository On CentOS 5.X

Recently I was doing some testing with various audio settings on a CentOS Linux desktop and found out fairly quick that many of the packages I needed were not available. After some research I located a repository from Stanford’s Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics called Planet CCRMA which is pronounced karma. Below I describe how to install the CCRMA repo on CentOS Linux so you can use yum to install various audio RPM’s.

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Integrate Embedded Audio Player Into WordPress Site, WP Embedded Audio Player

I needed to add an embedded audio player into a WordPress site for a project I was working on so I started looking at various plugins. The most popular embedded audio player is a WordPress plugin called “Audio Player” which provides you with the ability to easily upload audio files to your WordPress admin site and have the audio files display and play in an embedded audio player on the front end of the WordPress site. Below I describe in more detail how to install the plugin and how to add audio files to your site after the plugin is installed.

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Basic Linux Part 1: Command-line CD Fu

Alex and I are going to start a series on basic Linux shell commands and all the neat things you can do from the terminal. In my opinion there is a shortage of these type of articles on the internet. We are going to try to cover most every basic task and show how it can be done in the shell with no GUI or Desktop at all.  I am going to start out with this article on cd recording, but we will cover such topics as watching movies in the framebuffer, connecting to wireless via the shell, shell based irc chat clients, mysql commands and many more things. I have no idea how many articles there will be in the series but if anyone has a specific request or question you can always post in our engage question and answer section for a more personalized response.