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How to fix: Glade failed to load MyWindow.ui. The following required catalogs are unavailable.

If you use quickly to create a project and try to open the .ui files with Glade without using the "quickly design" command.

You may get an error like this:

To set the search catalog used by Glade, use this:

Replacing  "./data/ui " with the path that contains the Glade catalog files.

Note: for gtk2 projects use "GLADE_CATALOG_PATH=./data/ui glade-gtk2"


Quickly source file located at /usr/share/quickly/templates/ubuntu-application

Easily convert a list of files from .wma to .mp3 in Ubuntu using bash and ffmpeg

Here's a simple one liner to convert all the .wma files in a folder to .mp3's.  Update! For a GUI way... check out  FormatJunkie.

1. Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+t)
2. cd to the folder containing the .wma files
3. Enter this:
for f in *.wma;do ffmpeg -i "$f" -acodec libmp3lame -ab 192k -ac 2 -ar 48000 "$(echo $f| head -c -5).mp3";done

4. Press enter and let it go. 5. Cleanup (Warning: this will delete the old .wma files so make sure you back them up if you need them!)  for f in *.wma;do rm "$f";done
How does it work?  See: