Play H265/HEVC videos with VLC on Ubuntu

VLC is a multimedia player so versatile that it can virtually open any multimedia file available … but, as you may guess, that “virtually” actually imply that there IS a limit.

For example if you try to play a video encoded in HEVC (also known as H.265 and MPEG-H Part 2) with VLC on Ubuntu, you will get the following error:

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Import MSSQL bak files to MySQL

Are you a web developer or a system admin that is used to work with MySQL, but for a specific project you are provided with a MSSQL BAK file? If the MSSQL BAK file is no bigger than 10 GB, you are lucky: you can import MSSQL bak files to MySQL without paying for a licence of MS SQL as you can use “MS SQL Server Express Edition”.

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Unlock extra account benefits in Star Wars: The Old Republic

Unlock extra account benefits in Star Wars: The Old Republic

If you are familiar with the MMORPG Star Wars: The Old Republic, you will probably know that it offers three type of account – subscription, preferred, and free-to-play – with different benefits (you have to login to swtor.com to see the page) for each kind of account; but what you probably don’t know is that you can unlock extra account benefits in Star Wars: The Old Republic than those indicated in the previous link. To qualify for the following benefits you need to either be a new player (brand new account) or a former subscriber (that haven’t been so for at least 90 days).

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