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Some more Multimedia Distros

Posted by: Anonymous Coward on November 23, 2006 03:04 AM
Here are some more multimedia distros that focus on video creation.

VideoLinux

<a href="http://videolinux.net/" title="videolinux.net">http://videolinux.net/</a videolinux.net>

Based on PCLinuxOS.

Quote from the site:

…what about a Linux Distro with all the native Linux multimedai apps plus Wine pre installed and configured ready to be able to install Windows Apps. So the VideoLinux idea was born.

Included apps

Kino - non-linear DV editor
AcidRip - a Gtk::Perl application for ripping and encoding DVD’s.
Avidemux - a small editing software for avi.
KLVEmkdvd - DVD authoring GUI
Kmenc15 - Advanced KDE MEncoder frontend.
Kdenlive! - a Non-Linear Video Editing Suite for KDE.
Video-DVD::Rip - DVD ripping GUI.
You can watch a demo of VideoLinux here: <a href="http://osvids.com/vids/0001/vid_0001.html" title="osvids.com">http://osvids.com/vids/0001/vid_0001.html</a osvids.com>

LazyDragon

<a href="http://lazydragon.org/" title="lazydragon.org">http://lazydragon.org/</a lazydragon.org>

Based on Slackware.

Quote from the site:

LazyDragon Gnu/Linux is a Linux distro aimed at video and audio production.Unfortunately there aren’t many distributions aimed specifically at Audio/Video editing and production<nobr> <wbr></nobr>,So thats where LazyDragon comes in

Some of the included apps:

Blender - 3D modeling, animation & rendering.
KVideoEncoder -
Avidemux - a small editing software for avi.
CamStream -
Cinelerra - Non Linear Editing & Compositing.
DVDAuthor -
(X)DVDShrink -
DVDWizard -
FFMpeg -
GMEncoder -
Codeine - Video Player
Kaffeine - Video Player
VLC - Video Player
Xine-UI - Video Player
Check out the full list Here

Studio to Go!

<a href="http://www.ferventsoftware.com/" title="ferventsoftware.com">http://www.ferventsoftware.com/</a ferventsoftware.com>

Based on Debian.

Studio to Go! Live CD is free, however Fervent Software charge a fee for “enhanced features”.

Quote from the site:

Studio to Go! is a CD of integrated music software that runs direct from your CD drive.

Some of the included apps:

Rosegarden - audio and MIDI sequencer and score editor.
LilyPond - Score typesetting for creating notation output.
SooperLooper
ALSA Sound Drivers
JACK Audio
Rezound
QAMix, HDSPMixer, envy24control - Mixers
QJackCtl
Vkeybd
Ardour
Audacity (Fervent build with JACK support)
Check out the full list here.

dyne:bolic

<a href="http://dynebolic.org/" title="dynebolic.org">http://dynebolic.org/</a dynebolic.org>

Not based on existing distro.

Quote from the site:

dyne:bolic is shaped on the needs of media activists, artists and creatives as a practical tool for multimedia production: you can manipulate and broadcast both sound and video with tools to record, edit, encode and stream, having automatically recognized most device and peripherals: audio, video, TV, network cards, firewire, usb and more; all using only free software!

Included apps:

3D Modeling
Blender

Audio
Ardour (audio processor)
Audacity
MuSE
ReZound

Image Editing
Gimp

Video Producing
Cinelerra
LiVES
FreeJ
Kino
MEncoder
XawTV
Transcode - for converting video format

Video Playing
MPlayer
FFmpeg

Video Streaming
Mp4Live — streaming MPEG4
Palantir — streaming MJPEG
HasciiCam — converting webcam images to ASCII images

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