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Multimedia-centric Linux OS adds A/V goodies

StartCom has updated its multimedia-oriented Linux desktop with new features targeted at audio/video fans. While it can also serve as a general purpose desktop, StartCom MultiMedia Edition version ML-5.0.6 comes preloaded with a variety of tools to hear, view, edit, mix, dub, finish, and share music and video projects, the company says.

The updated offering, codenamed “Kessem,” features 3D OpenGL, a TV/video/file streaming server and client, Cinelerra, Rosegarden, Audacity, and an assortment of sound manipulating effect tools, synthesizers, samplers, and sequencers, the company said on its website.

New in the update is VideoLAN’s cross-platform media player, VLC Media Player. According to VideoLAN, VLC Media Player supports a large number of multimedia formats, without the need for additional codecs. It can also be used as a streaming server, with extended features like video on demand (VoD) and on-the-fly transcoding.

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