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LinuxPower: Movies and Music under Gnome

Nov 13, 1999, 01:36 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christian Schaller)

"Welcome to the second installment in my series of presentations and RPMS of great programs available out there for use with Gnome. The first of course being the Gnome on Ice article a couple of weeks back. As promised back then I will this time introduce you to Grip, a fantastic audio CD ripper from Mike Oliphant. I will also tell you about GXanim, a nice xanim front-end, created by Rob Warren for your movie viewing needs. Both applications are available under the GPL of course."

"Grip is a GTK+ based front-end usable with most of the audio ripping and encoding tools available out there. It has matured to become a very powerful and feature packed program, a state that is underlined by it having reached version 2.8. I will go as far as saying that it is the undisputed number one in its category...."

"GXanim is a GTK+ front-end for the xanim movie player.It is at an earlier stage in its development cycle compared to Grip, but it already supplies the basic functionality to make movie playing under Linux a breeze. So don't let it being at version 0.45 scare you. Being based on xanim enables GXanim to support playing movies and animations with formats such as FLI, FLC, AVI, Quicktime, SGI movie and more. MPEG is also supported although without sound and some limitations in the video."

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