11.5. Summary

The GNU/Linux platform is fully multi-media enabled. A wide variety of devices like sound cards, tv-cards, headsets, microphones, CD and DVD players is supported. The list of applications is sheer endless, that is why we needed to shortenthe list of new commands below and limit ourselves to general audio commands.

Table 11-1. New commands in chapter 11: Audio

alsaconfConfigure the ALSA sound system.
alsamixerTune output levels of ALSA driver.
arecordRecord a sound sample.
aumixAudio mixer tool.
cdpPlay an audio CD.
cdparanoiaRip an audio CD.
cdplayPlay an audio CD.
gnome-alsamixerGnome ALSA front-end.
gnome-cdGnome front-end for playing audio CDs.
gnome-sound-recorderGnome front-end for recording sound samples.
kaudiocreatorKDE front-end for creating audio CDs.
kmixKDE front-end for sound settings.
krecKDE front-end for recording sound samples.
mplayerMulti-media player.
playCommand line tool for playing sound samples.