Tag Archives: multi-media

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XBMC media center package

XBMC media center bundled with a distro

Web 3.0 Multi-Media implosion

Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia flavour of Ubuntu

Ubuntu Studio is aimed at the GNU/Linux audio, video and graphic enthusiast as well as professional.

Ubuntu Studio provides a suite of the best open-source applications available for multimedia creation. Completely free to use, modify and redistribute. Your only limitation is your imagination !

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Open Source alternative to the locked BBC media player !


Free and open-source, because open media matters.


(Now is the time to Throw Away Your TV and stop paying BBC & MS £120/year)

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VideoLAN Client (VLC) media player and VideoLAN media streaming


VideoLAN is a software project, which produces free software for video, released under the GNU General Public License. Our main product is the cross-platform VLC media player.


The VideoLAN streaming solution includes two programs:

  • VLC media player which can be used as a server and as a client to stream and receive network streams. VLC is able to stream all that it can read.
  • VLS (VideoLAN Server), which can stream MPEG-1, MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 files, DVDs, digital satellite channels, digital terrestial television channels and live videos on the network in unicast or multicast. Most of the VLS functionality can now be found VLC.
  • Usage of VLC instead of VLS is advised.

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VideoLAN – VLC media player

VLC is an open-source and cross-platform multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, Ogg, etc.) as well as DVDs, VCDs, CD audio, and various streaming protocols.

VLC is also a streaming server with transcoding capabilities (UDP unicast and multicast, HTTP, etc.) mainly designed for high-bandwidth networks.


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Ed/X/Ubuntu MultiMedia Applications

You are spoilt for choice (if you include free and non-free formats).

First there is a choice of Multimedia Players:

  • gstreamer
  • gxine
  • helix
  • mplayer
  • totum
  • xine
  • xmms

then there are the formats:

and finally codecs:

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