By Jeff Tranter

Linux is more and more renowned between desktop fans of all kinds, and one of many functions the place it really is flourishing is multimedia. Take a reasonably cheap platform and upload the Linux working procedure, which relatively exploits its velocity, and you have got an outstanding host for constructing multimedia purposes. those frequently should be ported to different UNIX structures, expanding their price. one other allure is available in the shape of an outstanding number of loose software program programs that help manipulation of pictures, audio, and video, the simplest of that are defined during this book.But it isn't easy to place multimedia jointly on Linux, and there are few applications that combine every thing for you. as a substitute, you're passed programming interfaces and stand-alone utilities which are each one suited to a specific activity. during this e-book, Jeff Tranter deals the assistance you wish to slot the items jointly, targeting tips to software every one form of device.Part of the booklet is geared toward C programmers. dealing with sound playing cards and CD-ROMS isn't really too tricky when you comprehend the normal interfaces. The publication additionally describes instruments that nonprogrammers can use. pattern multimedia purposes also are shown.Contents include:

  • Introduction to multimedia and the units that Linux supports
  • Configuration and use of sound playing cards, CD-ROMs, and joysticks
  • Applications for sound and tune, portraits, video, and games
  • Programming units equivalent to sound playing cards and CD-ROMs
  • Overview of graphical toolkits and APIs

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