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Linux Multimedia Hacks Tips and Tools for Taming Images, Audio, and Video

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ISBN-10: 0596100760

ISBN-13: 9780596100766

Edition: 2006

Authors: Kyle Rankin

List price: $29.95
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The fact that Linux has more multimedia application choices than Mac OS X and Windows combined may come as a surprise to many, but not to those who know Linux well. In "Linux Multimedia Hacks, author Kyle Rankin showcases the best available multimedia tools so you can maximize the entertainment capabilities of your favorite OS. Included are tips and tricks for connecting to iPods, creating MP3s and Oggs, watching and making DVDs, turning your Linux box into a Tivo ala MythTV, and much more. You don't have to be a Linux server guru to make use of this book. "Linux Multimedia Hacks takes the best of Linux's multimedia tools and with step-by-step instructions shows even novice users how to…    
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/6/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 334
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Kyle Rankin is a system administrator for The Green Sheet, Inc., the current president of the North Bay Linux Users Group, and the author of Knoppix Hacks. Kyle has been using Linux in one form or another since early 1998. In his free time he does pretty much the same thing he does at work--works with Linux.

Take a Screenshot
Convert from One Image Format to Another
Make Image Thumbnails
Animate Images
Leave a Watermark
Pull Images from a Digital Camera
Manage Photos with f-spot
Edit Images
Remove Red Eye from Photos
Create a Slideshow
Automatically Synchronize Your Camera and Computer
Make a Screen-Capture Movie
Mix Your Audio for Perfect Sound
Surround Yourself with Sound
Play Multiple Sounds at the Same Time
Get MP3 Libraries for Red Hat-Based Distributions
Configure Network Sound
Manage Your Audio with XMMS
Shuffle Your Music the Smart Way
Try Rhythmbox
Let amaroK Rock Your Music Collection
Store amaroK Data in MySQL
Enable Your Multimedia Keyboard
Rip CDs from the Command Line
Rip CDs Straight from Konqueror
Get a Grip on CD Ripping
Edit ID3v2 Tags from the Command Line
Add Album Art to ID3 Tags
Automate Music File Tagging
Correct Music Metadata with MusicBrainz
Clean Music Metadata at the Command Line
Clean Music Metadata with a GUI
Pass the Mic and Record Audio
Edit Audio with Audacity
Convert from One Audio Format to Another
Normalize the Volume of Your Audio Files
Make Your Computer Talk to You
Search Audio for Hidden Messages
Burn Audio CDs from the Command Line
Automate Audio CD Burning with K3b
Turn Your Computer into a Turntable
Use an iPod with Linux
Sync Your iRiver with Linux
Use Other Portable Audio Players
Use a Bluetooth Headset with Linux
Find All Your Media Files
Master Video Output Options
Use MPlayer
Advanced MPlayer Tweaks
Create Family-Friendly Edits of Movies
Crop Video During Playback
Add Custom Subtitles to Video
Play Restricted Media Formats
Watch Videos in ASCII Art
Try xine-Based Video Players
View VLC, the Cross-Platform Video Player
Probe Video Settings58. Rip a VCD
Rip a DVD
Encode a DVD to MPEG4 from the Command Line
Rip and Encode DVDs with a mencoder Frontend
Rip and Encode DVDs with K3b
Convert from One Video Format to Another
Create Archos-Compatible Video
Convert Dual-Layer DVD to Single-Layer DVD
Use a Digital Video Camcorder with Linux
Edit Video68. Resize a Video
Create a VCD
Create a DVD
Customize a DVD Menu
Create Self-Booting Movies
Broadcast Media
Install a TV Tuner
Watch TV on Your Computer
Output to a TV with NVIDIA Cards
Cut Commercials
Create a DVR with MythTV
MythTV as a Digital Hub
Take (Remote) Control
Browse Streaming Radio Stations
Rip Streaming Audio
Rip Streaming Video
Command-Line Streaming MP3 Player
Build a Linux Jukebox with Jinzora
Stream Video with VLC86. Grab Podcasts from the Command Line
Get Podcasts with a GUI88. Broadcast Sound to AM with a Monitor
Install the Macromedia Plug-in in a Flash
Use the Real RealPlayer
Watch Videos Within Firefox
Kaffeinate Konqueror
Install the Acrobat Reader Plug-in
Control Your Media Player with Firefox
Grab Color Profiles from Other Web Sites
Browse Graphical Sites from an xterm
Star in Your Own Reality TV Show
Make Internet Phone Calls with Skype
Turn Your Linux Box into a PBX
Host a Photo Gallery