Audio/Video

HTML5 for Audio Applications

HTML5 lets you play music through compliant browsers—no "cloud" required. more>>

Kdenlive 0.8 Released

April saw the release of Kdenlive 0.8. I'll take you through some of the new features, along with some notes on how I built it for Debian Sid. more>>

Getting Started with PiTiVi

The PiTiVi video editor is an intuitive video editor for creating your next masterpiece. more>>

Rockbox

People unfamiliar with Rockbox often make the assumption that because it's an open-source project providing an operating system (or firmware) for digital audio players, it must be based on GNU/Linux. In this article, I set the record straight and tell you what Rockbox really is, and why you might be interested in it. more>>
The mixer selection GUI in Minim.

Processing, With Sound

Processing

The graphics capabilities of modern computers are truly amazing. Whether you're viewing an animated Mandelbrot fractal, watching a DVD, designing a highly-detailed 3D image in a CAD program, or just playing a contemporary game, impressive graphics are the rule. more>>

Samsung SC-D382 miniDV Camcorder

Video Production 101: Making a Movie with Kdenlive

With an inexpensive camera and a Linux system, you can be producer, director, editor and even the grip of your next blockbuster. more>>

A Primer on HTML5 <Video> and Why You Should Care About It

There is good news: the “open Web”, a vision for the future of the Internet that is participatory, collaborative and free from vendor lock-in is finally coming to fruition. more>>

audiopreview Multimedia Previewer

Multimedia Previewer

I love niche programs, especially in the area of multimedia. If you're like me, you probably have a folder full of MP3s and Oggs collected from the last ten years that's reached the point where you've forgotten half the files in there. This month, I stumbled upon the charming little command-line program, audiopreview. To quote the project's Freshmeat entry:

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Comparing MythTV and XBMC

MythTV and XBMC can turn your Linux system into a video playback device with all the options you've ever dreamed of. more>>

Comparing Five Music Players

There are so many choices of music players for Linux, it's hard to know which one will work best for you. more>>

Introducing L20rk: the Linux Laptop Orchestra

Using Linux and a few extra parts, the Linux Laptop Orchestra from Virginia Tech is music to our ears, in more ways than one. more>>

Full Speed Ahead with Handbrake

See how Handbrake, a powerful and easy-to-use video conversion program, can help you enjoy your favorite TV shows or films while at your computer, whether you're at home or away from home. more>>
xbmc

Interview with Cory Fields of XBMC

I recently had the honor of spending time with Cory Fields, the Public / Business Relations Manger for XBMC. XBMC is the premier free and open source, cross-platform home entertainment system. XBMC was originally created for the first-generation Xbox, but has evolved to now be primarily available for Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows. more>>

Making chapter points in a video is easy with Bombono DVD.

Bombono DVD—Open-Source DVD Authoring Software

Bombono is a simple to use DVD authoring program that doesn't have the steep learning curve of many others in its field. Or in the words of the Web site: “Bombono DVD is a DVD authoring program for Linux. It is easy to use and has nice and clean GUI (Gtk).”

Also from the Web site, the main features of Bombono DVD are: more>>

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