Monday, March 2, 2009

ArtistX - Linux live DVD for multimedia production

ArtistX is a Linux live DVD which turns a computer into a full multimedia production studio. Based on robust Ubuntu 8.10 release, ArtistX contains nearly all the available free audio, 2D and 3D graphics, and video software making it a good choice for multimedia enthusiast.

The latest release - ArtistX 0.6 is based on Linux kernel 2.6.27 and lets you choose between GNOME 2.24 and the recent KDE 4.2 desktop environments and has Compiz Fusion included. The DVD contains a staggering 2500 multimedia applications, all of which are derived from free media repositories and practically every existing multimedia application developed for Linux.

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Image courtesy: ArtistX.org and Softpedia

Here is a partial list of software included in the DVD: 

  • 2D Graphic Software: Gimp, Inkscape, Nip2, Krita, Cinepaint, Synfig, Rawstudio, Skencil, Hugin.
  • 3D Graphic softwares: Blender, Wings3D, Kpovmodeler + Povray 3.6, K3D.
  • Video softwares: Cinelerra, Kino, Openmovieeditor, Kdenlive, Pitivi, Avidemux, Devede, and many others.
  • Video and Music players: Mplayer, Helix Player, Videolan, Xine, Kaffeine, Kmplayer, LastFM and many others.
  • Music software: PD and externals, Rosegarden, Ardour, TerminatorX, Cecilia/Csound, Gnusound, Mixxx and many others.

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