[ubuntu-uk] Couple of questions...
sheepeatingtaz at gmail.com
Sun Sep 2 08:20:51 BST 2007
> Hi all,
> 2) Wine and Launchers
> I've installed a program called BibleWorks 4.0, using Wine. It seems to be working, but I can't create a shortcut to it. Here's the problem:
> It's accessible at:
> /home/rick/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/BibleWorks 4.0/bworks95.exe
> If I open the terminal, go to the "BibleWorks 4.0" directory and then type "wine bworks95.exe" everything runs perfectly. If, however, I type "wine /home/rick/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/BibleWorks\ 4.0/bworks95.exe" - there's a problem.
> I think it does begin to launch BibleWorks, but the first thing BibleWorks does is open a small window claiming not to be able to find the registration files, and then refusing to go further.
> The upshot of this is that I don't know how to create a shortcut/launcher to let me launch it without having to go through the whole palava of open-terminal/cd-to-directory/launch-by-hand.
> Again not a big deal, but if there's something obvious I'm missing...
> (Kirrus - I thought, could make a shell script to do the cd etc.. but there's got to be a better solution...)
Have you tried:
wine "/home/rick/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/BibleWorks 4.0/bworks95.exe"
i.e. the path and executable within quotations?
> 3) mp3 players.
> When I used to use Windows, Media Player had this function where you could change the rate at which you could play back mp3 - eg x1 (ie normal speed), x2 (ie double speed), x1.5, x1.8, etc, etc. I used to use this quite often to listen to mp3s of talks and sermons - I find I can often cope with listening at a spead of about x1.5 or x1.8.
> I'd like to regain this feature. I guess I could try installing Media Player under Wine. But I feel like there must be an Open Source solution - and (philosophically!) I'd be more comfortable going the Open Source route.
> I've done some Googling, and searching of Synaptic Package Manager, but to no available.
> Again, not a big deal, but if you have any tips, they would be greatly received...
> (Kirrus - I've recommended he use Audacity for the short-term, though its not the best for this.)
mplayer can do this, certainly:
mplayer file.mp3 -speed 1.5
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