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Linux Gazette: Linux On Your Desktop: Multimedia

Feb 19, 2001, 12:42 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Andreiana)

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"Many people still have the impression that Linux is about servers and typing commands in console. Well, that isn't all; Linux is being used on the desktop more and more. Why ? Here are some reasons."

"Everybody likes music. The technology lets people listen to high-quality music on audio CDs. But if they aren't using a computer, they are missing a lot. Why change the CD because you want to listen to other album ? Lots of songs can be stored on the hard drive or CD-ROMs."

"To do that, you'll have to transform the songs from audio CD to computer files. My favourite tool for that is grip. Download bladeenc too, which compresses audio data to mp3 files. Launch grip, set Config -> MP3 -> Encoder to bladeenc and let it rip!"

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