Distro screenshots: Multimedia
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Linux offers quite a few multimedia programs, including players, editors, and other tools. Some are commercial quality and others are best suited for developers, but most are worth a look either way. Here are some examples that I've found useful.
Multimedia: Watching YouTube with Minitube
LiVES is a fairly good video editor for Linux. It seems to work well, but it's primarily useful for short video clips because, to achieve good results, it decodes videos completely to frames. This requires significant time and disk space.
Avidemux is a video editor, like LiVES but less reliable than the latter program. As a general rule, you'd use LiVES instead, but Avidemux is useful in some cases. For example, although there are many videos that Avidemux can't handle, it's faster for videos that it can handle.
Multimedia: Open Clipart Collection
This collection includes about 8,100 images.
Multimedia: Reading a comics archive with Evince
Multimedia: Playing a DVD with SMPlayer
Multimedia: Radio broadcasts and podcasts
Here's a couple of screenshots that show VLC and GPodder presenting the same radio podcast list (in reverse and forward chronological order, respectively).
For more information on Internet radio (both broadcasts and podcasts), see my article at this link.
Multimedia: Making a DVD with DeVeDe
Inkscape is a vector drawing program that's comparable to Adobe Illustrator®.
Multimedia: Watching Internet TV with Miro
Multimedia: MOC Player
MOC Player is a text-mode music player.
xmms is an old music player that still has some life in it.
Multimedia: GIF animations
These are two GIF animations that I created using my distro. If you have a slow Internet connection, allow 10 to 20 seconds for the animations to start.
For the first (left) animation, I used the GIMP and Perl. For the second (right) animation, I used POV-Ray and Perl. For more information, click here.
Audacity is a pretty good sound editor.
Multimedia: Sonic Visualizer
Multimedia: vlc and anytodvdmpg
Here's vlc, one of the most useful Linux multimedia programs, playing a video DVD created using anytodvdmpg, a DVD creation tool of my own design.
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