8.2:     Multimedia


Playing music

Three music players are provided with MEPIS Linux 7.0. They can all be found under KMenu --> Multimedia

Other common choices:  http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php?title=Linux_software#Music_Player

Ripping music

There are various ways to rip music in under KDE using KIO Slaves from the K3B project, as well as using K3B directly.

Other common choices:  http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php?title=Linux_software#Music_Ripper

Composing/editing music

aRts home page: http://www.arts-project.org/>http://www.arts-project.org/
aRts handbook: http://www.arts-project.org/doc/handbook/index.html

Other common choices: 

Organizing music

See Section 8.4


Playing videos

MEPIS Linux 7.0 comes with 3 video players: Kmplayer can be found under KMenu --> Multimedia while Mplayer and RealPlayer10 are under the More Applications submenu.

Other common choices:

NOTE: To achieve a higher level of operability with video playback and control, install the following additional packages:

libdvdnav4, libdvdplay, libdvdread libvcdinfo

Ripping videos

MEPIS Linux 7.0 doesn't come with any video ripping software by default, but there are plenty of choices available for download. Acidrip and DVD::Rip are all you need to rip non-copyrighted DVDs to your hard disk. None of these programs will operate on DVDs that have encryption. You will need a package called libdvdcss2 to work with encrypted media, see Section 5.8.

Other common choices: 

Editing videos

Video editing can be very harddisk intensive and is best done with a reasonably powerful machine with lots of storage space.

Kino is provided with MEPIS Linux 7.0 and can be found by clicking KMenu --> Multimedia --> More Applications --> Kino. Kino features excellent integration with IEEE-1394 for capture, VTR control, and recording back to the camera.
Kino home page:  http://www.kinodv.org/

Other common choices:

NOTE: To achieve a higher level of operability with video editing, install the following additional packages:

dvdrtools, dvd+rw-tools, dvd-slideshow, submix-dvd


Viewing images

There are three means of viewing images in MEPIS Linux 7.0.

Other common choices:

Editing images

Other common choices:
http://www.mepis.org/docs/en/index.php?title= Linux_software#Image_Editors

Organizing images

See Section 8.4