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Your PC-BSD system has been pre-configured to allow you to play multimedia in many formats. For example, if you insert a music CD or a video DVD, supported desktops will indicate that a new media is available and will offer options for accessing that media. Depending upon the desktop, several player applications may already be installed for playing various media formats. Most desktops also provide a graphical utility for configuring sound devices and inputs/outputs.
 
  
For desktops that don't provide a built-in device notifier or who don't support PC-BSD's built in devd system, the [http://www.freshports.org/sysutils/volman/ volman] application runs in the background to provide this functionality for USB devices. This means that any desktop should notify you if a media is inserted into a USB CD/DVD device.  
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PC-BSD® has been pre-configured to support most multimedia formats and makes it easy to install most open source media applications [[Using AppCafe® | using AppCafe®]]. In addition, the following Control Panel icons are available, regardless of the desktop:
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* [[Sound Configuration]]: this utility displays the recognized audio devices and allows you to select and test which device to use by default.
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* [[Mount Tray]]: this application automatically detects the insertion and removal of media in USB devices. This means that any desktop should notify you if media is inserted into a USB CD/DVD device.
  
 
If you insert a CD/DVD media into an internal CD/DVD device and your desktop does not notify you, you can still mount the media manually as the superuser. This command will mount a CD inserted into the first internal CD device:
 
If you insert a CD/DVD media into an internal CD/DVD device and your desktop does not notify you, you can still mount the media manually as the superuser. This command will mount a CD inserted into the first internal CD device:
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While web browsing, you should be able to play most media formats, including Youtube videos, Internet radio, and many trailer and movie sites.
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If you install your web browser using AppCafe®, you should be able to play most media formats, including Youtube videos, Internet radio, and many trailer and movie sites.
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'''NOTE:''' if you happen to come across a file that you can not play in a web browser or media player, it is probably because it is in a proprietary format that requires a licensing fee or restricts distribution of the codec that is required to play that media format.
  
'''NOTE:''' If you happen to come across a file that you can not play in a web browser or media player, it is probably because it is in a proprietary format that requires a licensing fee or restricts distribution of the codec that is required to play that media format.
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The "Multimedia" category of [[Using AppCafe|AppCafe®]] contains several dozen applications for playing and editing multimedia. It includes these popular applications (click the links to view screenshots):
  
The Multimedia category of [[Using AppCafe|AppCafe®]] contains several dozen applications for playing and editing multimedia. It includes these popular applications (click the links to view screenshots):
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* {{citelink|url=http://ardour.org/screenshots/|txt=Ardour}}: digital audio workstation that provides non-destructive, non-linear editing with unlimited undo and more than 200 LADSPA & LV2 plugins.
  
* [http://amarok.kde.org/en/screenshots Amarok:] music player that includes integrated support for many web services such as Last.fm, Magnatune, Echo Nest, Ampache, MP3Tunes, Jamendo, OPML, and Librivox.
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* {{citelink|url=http://www.atunes.org/?page_id=5|txt=aTunes}}: full-featured audio player and manager that can play mp3, ogg, wma, wav, flac, mp4 and radio streaming, allowing users to easily edit tags, organize music and rip audio CDs.
  
* [http://ardour.org/screenshots Ardour:] digital audio workstation that provides non-destructive, non-linear editing with unlimited undo and more than 200 LADSPA & LV2 plugins.
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* {{citelink|url=http://audacity.sourceforge.net/about/screenshots?lang=en|txt=Audacity}}: multilingual audio editor and recorder.
  
* [http://www.atunes.org/?page_id=5 aTunes:] full-featured audio player and manager that can play mp3, ogg, wma, wav, flac, mp4 and radio streaming, allowing users to easily edit tags, organize music and rip audio CDs.
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* {{citelink|url=http://audacious-media-player.org/images/audacious-3.3.png|txt=Audacious}}: audio player with a focus on low resource usage, high audio quality, and support for a wide range of audio formats.
  
* [http://audacity.sourceforge.net/about/screenshots?lang=en Audacity:] multilingual audio editor and recorder.
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* {{citelink|url=http://decibel.silent-blade.org/index.php?n=Main.Screenshots|txt=Decibel-audio-player}}: audio player built around a highly modular structure that lets the user disable completely the features he does not need. Able to play CDs directly.
  
* [http://audacious-media-player.org/images/audacious-3.3.png Audacious:] audio player with a focus on low resource usage, high audio quality, and support for a wide range of audio formats.
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* {{citelink|url=http://www.gtkpod.org/index.php?title=Screenshots|txt=gtkpod}}: graphical user interface for the Apple iPod.
  
* [http://www.gtkpod.org/index.php?title=Screenshots gtkpod:] graphical user interface for the Apple iPod.
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* {{citelink|url=http://www.hulu.com/labs/hulu-desktop/|txt=Hulu-Desktop}}: an application for watching Hulu programming without a web browser.
  
* [http://www.hulu.com/labs/hulu-desktop Hulu Desktop:] an application for watching Hulu programming without a web browser.  
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* {{citelink|url=http://kaffeine.kde.org/?q=screenshots|txt=Kaffeine}}: DVD and CD media player.
  
* [http://kaffeine.kde.org/?q=screenshots Kaffeine:] DVD and CD media player.
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* {{citelink|url=http://www.getmiro.com/download/screenshots/|txt=Miro}}: HD video player that can play almost any video file and offers over 6,000 free Internet TV shows and video podcasts.
  
* [http://www.getmiro.com/download/screenshots/ Miro:] HD video player that can play almost any video file and offers over 6,000 free Internet TV shows and video podcasts.
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* {{citelink|url=http://projects.gnome.org/rhythmbox/screenshots.html|txt=Rhythmbox}}: integrated music management application.
  
* [http://projects.gnome.org/rhythmbox/screenshots.html Rhythmbox:] integrated music management application.
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* {{citelink|url=http://projects.gnome.org/totem/|txt=Totem}}: the official movie player of the GNOME desktop environment based on GStreamer. It features a playlist, a full-screen mode, seek and volume controls, as well as keyboard navigation.
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* Totem: audio and video media player.
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* [http://www.umplayer.com/ UMPlayer:] universal media player that can handle any media format and play audio CDs, DVDs, (S)VCDs, TV/radio cards, YouTube™ and SHOUTcast™ streams.
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* {{citelink|url=http://www.umplayer.com/|txt=UMPlayer}}: universal media player that can handle any media format and play audio CDs, DVDs, (S)VCDs, TV/radio cards, YouTube™ and SHOUTcast™ streams.
  
* [http://www.videolan.org/vlc/ VLC:] simple, fast and powerful media player which plays everything: files, discs, webcams, devices and streams.  
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* {{citelink|url=http://www.videolan.org/vlc/|txt=VLC}}: simple, fast and powerful media player which plays everything: files, discs, webcams, devices and streams.
  
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Revision as of 09:47, 1 November 2012

(Sorry for the inconvenience)

PC-BSD® has been pre-configured to support most multimedia formats and makes it easy to install most open source media applications using AppCafe®. In addition, the following Control Panel icons are available, regardless of the desktop:

  • Sound Configuration: this utility displays the recognized audio devices and allows you to select and test which device to use by default.
  • Mount Tray: this application automatically detects the insertion and removal of media in USB devices. This means that any desktop should notify you if media is inserted into a USB CD/DVD device.

If you insert a CD/DVD media into an internal CD/DVD device and your desktop does not notify you, you can still mount the media manually as the superuser. This command will mount a CD inserted into the first internal CD device:

mount -t cd9660 /dev/cd0 /media

If you install your web browser using AppCafe®, you should be able to play most media formats, including Youtube videos, Internet radio, and many trailer and movie sites.

NOTE: if you happen to come across a file that you can not play in a web browser or media player, it is probably because it is in a proprietary format that requires a licensing fee or restricts distribution of the codec that is required to play that media format.

The "Multimedia" category of AppCafe® contains several dozen applications for playing and editing multimedia. It includes these popular applications (click the links to view screenshots):

  • Ardour[1]: digital audio workstation that provides non-destructive, non-linear editing with unlimited undo and more than 200 LADSPA & LV2 plugins.
  • aTunes[2]: full-featured audio player and manager that can play mp3, ogg, wma, wav, flac, mp4 and radio streaming, allowing users to easily edit tags, organize music and rip audio CDs.
  • Audacious[4]: audio player with a focus on low resource usage, high audio quality, and support for a wide range of audio formats.
  • Decibel-audio-player[5]: audio player built around a highly modular structure that lets the user disable completely the features he does not need. Able to play CDs directly.
  • gtkpod[6]: graphical user interface for the Apple iPod.
  • Hulu-Desktop[7]: an application for watching Hulu programming without a web browser.
  • Miro[9]: HD video player that can play almost any video file and offers over 6,000 free Internet TV shows and video podcasts.
  • Totem[11]: the official movie player of the GNOME desktop environment based on GStreamer. It features a playlist, a full-screen mode, seek and volume controls, as well as keyboard navigation.
  • UMPlayer[12]: universal media player that can handle any media format and play audio CDs, DVDs, (S)VCDs, TV/radio cards, YouTube™ and SHOUTcast™ streams.
  • VLC[13]: simple, fast and powerful media player which plays everything: files, discs, webcams, devices and streams.

References


  1. http://ardour.org/screenshots/
  2. http://www.atunes.org/?page_id=5
  3. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/about/screenshots?lang=en
  4. http://audacious-media-player.org/images/audacious-3.3.png
  5. http://decibel.silent-blade.org/index.php?n=Main.Screenshots
  6. http://www.gtkpod.org/index.php?title=Screenshots
  7. http://www.hulu.com/labs/hulu-desktop/
  8. http://kaffeine.kde.org/?q=screenshots
  9. http://www.getmiro.com/download/screenshots/
  10. http://projects.gnome.org/rhythmbox/screenshots.html
  11. http://projects.gnome.org/totem/
  12. http://www.umplayer.com/
  13. http://www.videolan.org/vlc/