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A highly customised Debian designed for video and audio professionals, how exactly does it differ from other distros, and does it deliver?
Ive written a lot of reviews of distros based on Debian, but never a review of Debian itself. So this time around I decided to look at Debian 5 (Lenny). Debian, if you arent familiar with it, is the rock upon which popular distributions like Ubuntu and MEPIS are built on.
The purpose of this article is to identify the finest open source audio players that are designed to make the important part - the listening experience - to be a pleasure without all of the feature bloat.
AV Linux 6.0.3, a custom shop modded Linux-based Operating System, built from a handpicked selection of available tools and based on Debian/GNU Linux and the Xfce Desktop Environment, has been released and its now available for download.
Xine is an open-source video / audio player in Ubuntu Linux , it comes under GPL license. xine plays MPEG system (audio and video) streams, mpeg elementary streams (e.g. .mp3 or .mpv files), mpeg transport streams ogg files, avi files, asf files, quicktime files, (S)VCDs and DVDs and many more.
Newark Element14 and Wolfson have launched an HD-ready Wolfson Audio Card for the Raspberry Pi with 192kHz sampling, MEMS mics, and I/O including S/PDIF. The Wolfson Audio Card extends and enhances the Linux-ready Raspberry Pi’s audio features beyond its native HDMI output with onboard HD audio and a variety of interfaces.
Trinity Audio Group announced an upgrade to its Linux-based "audio operating system," with an improved user interface, the real-time kernel 2.6.31, and a player that lets users change the speed of a song without altering pitch.
If you want to know what video/audio codec are used for the video file you downloaded from somewhere, you can play the video itself with VLC or MPlayer. There are also command-line utilities that allow you to determine video properties quickly. This tutorial describes how to check video formats from the command line on Linux.