sudo tune2fs -l /dev/sda1 | grep 'Filesystem created:'
Sometimes I need pieces from movies to upload to YouTube for example.
It’s possible with the following nice oneliner:
ffmpeg -i IN.mp4 -ss 01:12:55 -t 35 -async 1 OUT.mp4
In my new desktop PC I have Intel Rapid Storage technology so gave it a try. Bought a second Kingston V300 SSD to put it in RAID0.
I was curious about the performance with and without RAID0 of the SSDs. So I run
hdparm -tT on them.
The old SSD slowed down the RAID array so I sold it and installed OS on the new SSD, because it was 3x faster and I didn’t need the extra space with two SSDs in RAID.
Unfortunately I don’t remember the speed of the old SSD when I bouht it. Now I saved the new ones to be able to compare after some years.
It’s mindblowing how different/super fast is my PC with the new SSD.
Check out this awesome article about swapping https://rudd-o.com/linux-and-free-software/tales-from-responsivenessland-why-linux-feels-slow-and-how-to-fix-that
For disk benchmarking on Linux checkout https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Benchmarking/Data_storage_devices
I got the following error from mplayer:
FATAL: Could not initialize video filters (-vf) or video output (-vo).
I have VDPAU set in .mplayer/config by default.
To ignore user config for one playback I used the -noconfig user param.
On the Arch Linux wiki there’s mentioned a shell script to auto detect VDPAU compatibility.