Multimedia/9.2

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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.

If your desktop does not provide a built-in device notifier, you can mount the media manually as the superuser. This command will mount a CD inserted into the first CD device:

mount -t cd9660 /dev/cd0 /media

While web browsing, 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):

  • Amarok: music player that includes integrated support for many web services such as Last.fm, Magnatune, Echo Nest, Ampache, MP3Tunes, Jamendo, OPML, and Librivox.
  • Ardour: digital audio workstation that provides non-destructive, non-linear editing with unlimited undo and more than 200 LADSPA & LV2 plugins.
  • 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.
  • Audacity: multilingual audio editor and recorder.
  • gtkpod: graphical user interface for the Apple iPod.
  • Miro: HD video player that can play almost any video file and offers over 6,000 free Internet TV shows and video podcasts.
  • Rhythmbox: integrated music management application

Recommended Reading

FreeBSD Sound Wiki