Multimedia at the Command Line


Survey of command line tools available in any console for handling multimedia from the raw console

We frequently think of multimedia on Linux as being a collection of X applications, but there is much that can be done from almost any console. These tools can be used for many reasons, varying from usability/accessability issues, problems that fall through the cracks or are corner cases of GUI front ends and tools, squeezing performance out of low end, light weight or embedded equipment, or just getting more feel for what's going on. This presentation will survey multimedia tools usable at a raw Linux console, giving examples and tips along the way. If time permits, we'll go over some use cases I've encountered.

Speaker: Dallas Legan