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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.
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.
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.
Clementine is one of the best audio players, hyper-complete, highly configurable, powerful but easy to use, Clementine Player is simply the ideal for me. Multiplatform, open source and free, its a real pearl to try without hesitation. Clementine is a music player and library organizer, It is a port of Amarok 1.4 to the Qt 4 framework and the GStreamer multimedia framework.