In this chapter, you learn to add sound, video, digital images, and other multimedia support to your Red Hat Linux system. The chapter describes how to configure a sound card to work with Red Hat Linux. Then it tells you how to get and use software to play music CDs and a variety of sound formats from your Red Hat Linux system.
Video clips that are readily available on the Internet in formats such as AVI, OGG, and QuickTime can be viewed using several different players in Red Hat Linux. Also, you can view live television and video using TV cards and Webcams.
Because CD-ROM is the medium of choice for recorded music, this chapter describes how to set up and use CD burners to create your own music CDs. Once your CD burner is set up to record music, the same CD burner can be used to back up your data or to create software CDs.