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There are several multi-media applications available for '''GNOME''' and '''KDE''' desktops.  These applications will run in either Fedora desktop environment.  To install software packages not already installed, please read [[User Guide - Managing Software|the chapter on managing software]].  You can install applications by either [[User Guide - Managing Software#Installing Software|using the PackageKit application]] or on the command line by [[User Guide - Managing Software#Installing Software 2|using Yum]].
 
There are several multi-media applications available for '''GNOME''' and '''KDE''' desktops.  These applications will run in either Fedora desktop environment.  To install software packages not already installed, please read [[User Guide - Managing Software|the chapter on managing software]].  You can install applications by either [[User Guide - Managing Software#Installing Software|using the PackageKit application]] or on the command line by [[User Guide - Managing Software#Installing Software 2|using Yum]].
 
== Applications Installed in '''GNOME''' and '''KDE''' Desktops ==
 
* To open these programs, in the '''GNOME''' desktop, select ''Applications > Sound and Video > YourApplication.''
 
* For applications in the '''KDE''' desktop, click the ''Kickoff Application Launcher > Applications > Multimedia > YourApplication.''
 
 
=== Cheese Webcam Booth ===
 
[[Image:Cheese.png]]  '''Cheese Webcam Booth''' takes photos and videos with your webcam.
 
 
==== Using Cheese Webcam Booth ====
 
The top menu provides the following operations and options:
 
* Selecting ''Cheese'' you can choose to turn on the ''Countdown'' timer, ''Take a photo'' or ''Record,'' depending on if you selected ''Photo'' or ''Video'' button, see the ''Fullscreen,'' and ''Quit'' the application.
 
* ''Edit'' lets you turn on ''Effects, Move to Trash, Move All to Trash,'' and change the ''Preferences.''
 
* Clicking on ''Help > Contents,'' or pressing '''[F1]''', opens the ''Cheese Manual.''
 
The  tabs, between the windows, are shortcuts of the choices in top menu.
 
 
More information is available on the [http://www.gnome.org/projects/cheese ''Cheese Website'']
 
 
=== Rhythmbox Music Music Player ===
 
[[Image:Rhythmbox.png]]  '''Rhythmbox Music Music Player''' plays CDs, internet radio, and is a music collection manager.
 
The first time you launch the '''Rhythmbox Music Player''', an assistant will help you import your music. On the second panel of the assistant, press the '''[Browse]''' button and select the folder where your music is stored, normally in your ''/Home/Music/'' directory.
 
 
==== Using Rhythmbox Music Player ====
 
The main functions of the '''''Rhythmbox Music Player''''' window are:
 
* The top panel Menubar which has all of the menus to perform tasks.  Press '''[F1]''' or ''Help > Contents'' on the menubar to pull up the manual.
 
* The second Toolbar panel accesses the ''player functions'' and provides details about the track that is playing.
 
* A ''Time Slider'', under the Toolbar panel, displays the position of the read of a track and allows you to jump to another part of a track.
 
* In the left window the ''Source List'' lets you access your ''music library, internet radio, internet,'' your ''playlist,'' and ''CDs''.  This consists of:
 
:* The '''''Rhythmbox Music Player''''' library, where all of the imported tracks are saved.
 
:* The ''Radio'' with internet radio stations.
 
:* ''Podcasts''.
 
:* ''Online Stores'':
 
:* All ''Playlists'' (normal and smart).
 
:* ''Audio CD's'' inserted into the computer's drives.
 
:* Portable players, such as an ''iPod,'' plugged in to your computer.
 
If you have a wheel mouse you can adjust the volume by placing the cursor on the volume icon and turning the wheel.
 
* In the ''Browser'', the rectangle window right of the ''Source List'',  you can browse and filter the ''Library'' tracks by ''genre, artist,'' or ''ablum'' name.  It also provides a ''Search'' function.
 
* The ''Tracks'' list is the bottom window and contains the lists of the tracks that belong to the source you selected.
 
* The ''Statusbar'' is the panel that runs along the bottom that displays information about the source you selected.
 
 
Visit the [http://projects.gnome.org/rhythmbox/ ''Rhythmbox website''] for more information.
 
 
=== Audio CD Extractor (Sound Juicer) ===
 
[[Image:Sound-juicer2.png]]  '''Audio CD Extractor (Sound Juicer)''' lets you extract the audio from CDs and convert them to audio files your computer can play.  This program also plays CDs.
 
 
[[Image:Kdesoundjuicer.png]]  '''KDE Audio CD Extractor (Sound Juicer)''' Icon.
 
 
==== Using Sound Juicer ====
 
Entering Track Data:
 
* Insert an audio CD and '''Sound Juicer''' will locate and retrieve the data from ''MusicBrainz'' (a free service).  If ''MusicBrainz'' cannot match the CD you have the option to enter the track information manually. The notifier will also ask you if you want to submit your album to the ''MusicBrainz'' database.  You will need to open a ''MusicBrainz'' account to submit albums to their database.
 
* To enter track data manually:
 
:* Fill in the text boxes for the ''title, artist, year,'' and ''genre'' of the CD. 
 
:* Below that is a list of the audio tracks on the CD.  You can determine the ''track title'' and ''artist'' for each track.
 
::* To edit the title of a track, first select the track, then click on the title.  When you have finished entering the title, press the '''[Enter]''' key.
 
:* Each track of the CD is automatically updated if they matched the artist before the edit.
 
Extracting Track Data:
 
* Select the tracks you want to save by clicking on the boxes in front of the tracks.  You also use ''Edit > Select All'' or ''> Deselect All.''
 
* Press the '''[Extract]''' button.  This will change to a '''[Stop]''' button when the program begins to extract the data.  You will see an icon next to the track being extracting.
 
* Press '''[F1]''', or ''Help > Contents,'' to see the manual.
 
 
For more information see the [http://burtonini.com/blog/computers/sound-juicer  '''''Sound Juicer''' website.'']
 
 
=== Sound Recorder ===
 
[[Image:Gnome-sound-recorder.png]]  '''Sound Recorder''' can record and play .flac, .oga (OGG audio), and .wav sound files.
 
 
==== Using Sound Recorder ====
 
* From the top menu select ''File > New,'' or press the '''[New]''' button on the second panel.
 
* On the ''Record as'' drop-down choose what type of file you want to record to.
 
* Press the red '''[Record]''' button or select ''Control > Record'' from the top menu to start recording.
 
* Press the '''[Stop]''' button or use ''Control > Stop'', on the top menu, to end the recording.
 
* Press the '''[Play]''' button or ''Control > Play'' to start the play-back.
 
* To open the audio mixer select ''File > Open Volume Control''.
 
* To save your file choose ''File > Save As'', and name your sound file.
 
* You can play an existing sound file by clicking the '''[Open]''' button, or selecting ''File > Open'' on the top menu, choose the file and click the '''[Open]''' button. Now press the '''[Play]''' button, or ''Control > Play'', to play the selected file.
 
* Selecting ''File > Properties'' displays information about the current sound file.
 
* Access the Sound Recorder manual by choosing ''Help > Contents,'' or press the '''[F1]''' key.
 
 
=== Totem Movie Player ===
 
[[Image:Totem.png]]  '''Totem Movie Player''' plays DVDs, CDs, and VCDs.
 
==== Using Totem Movie Player ====
 
* To open an audio, or video, file, select ''Movie > Open.''  Select the file you want and click the '''[+Add]''' button.  You can also drag a file in to the '''Totem Movie Player''' window.  See [http://www.gnome.org/projects/totem/#codecs ''Totem Codecs''] if '''Totem Movie Player''' returns error messages when you try to play a file.
 
* Select ''Movie > Open Location'' to open a file by URI location.
 
* ''Movie > Play Disc'' will play a DVD, VCD, or CD.
 
* ''Movie > Eject'' will eject the disc.
 
* Under the ''Eject'' option is the ''Playlist.''
 
* ''Movie > Play,'' and ''Movie > Pause,'' will play or pause the disc.
 
* Choosing ''Movie > Properties'' opens the sidebar which displays the properties of the file.
 
* From the ''Edit'' menu you can ''Take a Screenshot, Copy, Select All, Find, Find Next,'' go to the ''Previous'' file, configure ''Plugins,'' and set ''Preferences.''
 
* ''View'' allows you to go to ''Fullscreen, Fit Window to Movie,'' set the ''Aspect Ratio, Switch Angles, Show Controls, Subtitles,'' and show, or hide, the ''Sidebar.''
 
* ''Go'' will let you go to the ''DVD, Title, Audio, Angle,'' and ''Chapter'' menus, the ''Next Chapter'' or ''Movie,'' the ''Previous Chapter'' or Movie, Skip'' to a track, and ''Skip Forward'' or ''Backwards.''
 
* The ''Sound'' drop-down menu lets you change ''Language'' and turn the ''Volume Up'' or ''Down.''
 
* You can open the manual by selecting ''Help > Contents'' or pressing the '''[F1]''' key.
 
For more information visit the [http://projects.gnome.org/totem/ '''''Totem Movie Player''' website.'']
 
 
== '''GNOME''' Media Applications ==
 
 
=== CD/DVD Creator ===
 
[[Image:Cd-dvd-creator.png]]'''CD/DVD Creator''' is a CD and DVD burner.
 
 
==== Using CD/DVD Creator ====
 
To open select ''Applications > Sound and Video > '''CD/DVD Creator'''''.
 
 
'''To create a data disc:'''
 
* Drag the files and folders, that you want to write to CD or DVD, to  the '''CD/DVD Creator''' folder.
 
* Insert a writeable CD or DVD into your writer device. Doing this step first usually opens the ''CD/DVD Creator'' automatically.  You can configure the ''CD/DVD Creator'' to open automatically by going to ''System > Preferences > Hardware > Multimedia Systems Selector > ''and on the ''Audio'' and ''Video'' tabs select ''Autodetect'' from the drop-down menu.
 
* Click the '''''[Write to Disc]''''' button, or choose ''File > Write to CD/DVD.''
 
:* Here you can choose write to your ''CD/DVD'' or to a ''File Image''. An image file (ISO) is a normal file that will be saved to your computer and you can write to a CD later.
 
::* To write a disc image to a CD/DVD, right-click on the ''Disc Image File'', then choose ''Write to Disc'' from the popup menu.
 
:* You can type a name for your CD/DVD in the ''Disc name'' window and select a ''Write speed'' from the drop-down under ''Write Options''.  You will also see the size of your data that will be written to the disc.
 
* Press the '''''[Write]''''' button to copy your data to the CD/DVD.
 
'''To make a copy of a CD or DVD:'''
 
* Insert the disc you want to copy.
 
* Choose ''Places  > '''CD/DVD Creator''''' from the top panel menu bar.
 
* Right-click on the ''CD'' icon, and choose ''Copy Disc.''
 
* Follow the ''Write to Disc'' dialogue as above.
 
 
If you have only one write drive the program will first create a file on your computer. The original disk will be ejected, and ask you to change it for a blank disk to copy on.
 
 
The ''Help'' manual can be accessed by pressing the '''[F1]''' key or clicking ''Help > Contents'' on the top menu bar.
 
 
== '''GNOME''' Media Applications in the Repository ==
 
 
The applications below are not usually installed by default but are in the Repository. To install  these packages please, read [[User Guide - Managing Software|the chapter on managing software]].  You can install applications by either [[User Guide - Managing Software#Installing Software|using the PackageKit application]] or on the command line by [[User Guide - Managing Software#Installing Software 2|using Yum]].
 
 
[[Image:Brasero.png]]  '''Brasero''' Copies and burns CD/DVDs.  Visit the [http://projects.gnome.org/brasero/ Brasero website] for details.
 
 
[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Media_gnomebaker-48.png‎]]  ''''''GNOME'''Baker''' can burn music or data to a CD.  See the [http://www.biddell.co.uk/gnomebaker.php '''''GNOME'''Baker website''] for more information.
 
 
 
<!-- GNOMEBaker: ###############note ####################### * To burn a specific file to a CD click the '''Data CD''' action button, and then drag and drop the file from the top pane into the right hand side of the bottom pane. Entire folders can also be dragged and dropped.  Click the burn button to burn the files or folders to the disc.
 
* Burning an ISO image file such as the Fedora 9 DVD installation image is done through the ''Tools > Burn DVD Image'' menu.  If the <code>.iso</code> file is for a CD, choose ''Burn CD Image''.  Navigate to the image, select it, and click the ''OK'' button.  Click the ''Start'' button in the next window to confirm burning your disc image. -->
 
 
== '''KDE''' Media Applications ==
 
* To open applications in the '''KDE''' desktop, click the ''Kickoff Application Launcher > Applications > Multimedia > YourApplication.''
 
 
=== Amarok ===
 
[[Image:Amarok.png]] '''Amarok''' which is a CD player and collection manager.
 
 
==== Using Amarok ====
 
* When you select '''Amarok''', from menu, you can choose ''Play Media'' to play existing sound files, go to a ''Previous Track, Play/Pause, Stop,'' go to the ''Next Track,'' or ''Quit'' the application.
 
* ''Playlist'' lets you ''Add Media, Add Stream, Save Playlist, Undo, Redo, Clear Playlist, Repeat,'' and choose ''Random'' play.
 
* ''Tools'' lets you access the ''Cover Manager, Script Manager,'' and to ''Update Collection''.
 
* Under ''Settings'' you can ''Configure Shortcuts'' and ''Configure '''Amarok'''.''
 
* Selecting ''Help > '''Amarok''' Handbook'', or pressing '''[F1]''' key, opens the manual.
 
* On the left side of the application window you can select the ''Files'' you want to play, ''Playlist, Collections,'' or access the internet for ''music, podcasts,'' and ''radio'' stations. Details about your selection are displayed in the window to the right.
 
* The bottom center icons are: '''''[+]''' Adds a Widget, '''[-]''' Deletes a Widget,'' the arrows let you go to a ''Previous'' or ''Next Group'', and you can ''Zoom'' in or out.
 
* In the ''Playlist'' window you can do a ''Search'', go to the ''Next'' or ''Previous'' selection, and ''Search Preferences''. The options along the bottom allow you to ''Clear Playlist, Show Active Track, Undo, Redo, Save a Playlist'', and ''Export a Playlist As''.
 
Fom more information see the [http://amarok.kde.org/ '''''Amarok KDE''' website''.]
 
 
=== Dragon Player ===
 
[[Image:Dragonplayer.png]]  '''Dragon Player''' is a simple video player.
 
 
==== Using Dragon Player ====
 
* When you first open '''Dragon Player''' a pop-up window asks what you would like to play:
 
:* ''Play File'' or ''Play Disc''. If you choose one of these the program loads the file.
 
:* You can also ''Close'' the window or ''Quit'' the application.
 
* Selecting ''Play > Play Media'' allows you to play a ''DVD, VCD'', or ''Video File'', ''Play/Pause'' lets you pause and re-start the movie, ''Stop'' will stop the playback, and ''Quit'' closes the application
 
* The ''Settings'' menu lets you choose the ''Full Screen Mode, Aspect Ratio, Subtitles, Audio Channels'', to ''Confgure Shortcuts'' and ''Toolbars'' or to ''Show Toolbar.''
 
* ''Help > '''Dragon Player''' Handbook'', or pressing the '''[F1]''' key, opens the manual.
 
 
More details are available on the [http://dragonplayer.org/ '''''Dragon Player''' website.'']
 
 
=== Music Player (JuK) ===
 
[[Image:Juk.png]]  '''Music Player (JuK)''' is a collection and playlist manager as well as a music player.
 
 
==== Using JuK ====
 
* When the application opens you can choose to ''Add'' or ''Remove a Folder'', and ''Import playlists'', from the pop-up window.
 
* Selecting ''File'', on the top menu bar, you can choose to open a ''New'' file, ''Open'' an existing file, ''Add Folder, Rename, Edit, Search, Duplicate, Reload, Remove Save, Save As,'' or ''Quit'' the application.
 
* ''Edit'' allows you to ''Undo, Cut, Copy Paste, Clear,'' or ''Select All''.
 
* Under ''View'' you can configure '''JuK''' to ''Show the Search Bar, Show Tag Editor, Show History, Show Play Queue'' or ''Columns, Resize Playlist Columns Manually,'' and ''View Modes (Default, Compact or Tree).''
 
* From the ''Player'' drop list you select to ''Random Play, Loop Playlist, Play, Pause, Stop, Next, Previous,'' and ''Play the Next Album.''
 
* ''Tagger'' lets you ''Save'' or ''Delete tags, Refresh, Guess Tag Information,'' open the ''Cover Manager,'' and ''Rename a File.''
 
* From the ''Settings'' menu you can choose which ''Toolbars'' to display, ''Show Splash Screen on Startup, Dock in System Tray, Stay in System Tray on Close, Open Track Announcement, Tag Guesser, File Renamer,'' and ''Configure Shortcuts'' or ''Toolbars''.
 
* The second menu panel displays icons of the most used commands, which are also located in the top menu bar.
 
* The right window is home to your ''collection'' or ''playlist''.
 
* The main window displays information about the file, such as:  ''Track Name, Artist, Album, Cover, Track, Genre, Year,'' and ''Length''.
 
* To open the manual select ''Help > '''JuK''' Handbook'' or press the '''[F1]''' key.
 
 
More information is available on the [http://developer.kde.org/~wheeler/juk.html '''''JuK''' website'']
 
 
=== Media Player (Kaffeine) ===
 
 
[[Image:Kaffeine.png]]'''Kaffeine''' is a media player that can play streaming content, DVBs, DVDs, and CDs. 
 
You need the [http://sourceforge.net/project/downloading.php?groupname=kaffeine&filename=kaffeine-mozilla-0.2.tar.bz2&use_mirror=internap  Mozilla plugin] for the program to get streaming content over the web.
 
 
==== Using Kaffeine Media Player ====
 
The first window that opens contains five shortcut icons:
 
:* ''Play Playlist'' takes you to a current playlist.
 
:* ''Audio CD encoding'' will help you rip a track, or tracks, from a CD.
 
:* ''Play Audio CD'' plays a CD.
 
:* ''Play DVD'' will play a DVD.
 
:* ''Play VCD'' connects to streaming content.
 
* On the left side of the window are four small icons:
 
:* The '''''KDE''' icon,'' on top, brings up the first window, wherever you are in the program.
 
:* The '''''Kaffeine''' icon'' opens the ''Player Window.''
 
:* Clicking the next ''icon'' will open the ''Playlist.''
 
:* The ''Disc Icon'' takes you to the ''Play CD window'' that lists the details of the CD.
 
* The ''Toolbar,'' along the bottom of this window, allows you to ''Play, Pause, Skip Backward'' or ''Forward, Stop,'' and ''Adjust the Volume.''
 
The top menu panel has:
 
* ''File'' which allows you to ''Open a File, URL,'' or ''Directory, Open'' a ''DVD, VCD, Audio CD,'' and ''Network Broadcasting.''  You can also ''Save Stream, Save a Screenshot, Quit with Options, or Quit.''
 
* From the ''View'' menu you have the options for the ''Full Screen Mode, Minimal Mode, Toggle Playlist/Player, Enable Auto Resize,'' or ''Keep Original Aspect.''
 
* Selecting ''Player'' gives you the option to ''Play, Pause, Stop, Next'' or ''Previous'' (track), ''Fast Forward, Slow Motion, ''and ''Jump to Position.''  You can also ''Navigate'' a ''DVD, CD, Video,'' configure ''Subtitles,'' pull up ''Track Info,'' and Enable/Disable ''Plugins.''
 
* The ''Playlist'' drop-down lets you ''Shuffle, Repeat, Download covers, Clear Current Playlist,'' start a ''New Playlist, Import, Save,'' or ''Remove a Playlist.''
 
* ''Settings'' allow you to select a ''Player Engine'' (Xine or GStreamer), choose the ''Toolbars, Configure Shortcuts, Toolbars,'' and '''''Kaffeine''' Player'', and to set ''xine Engine Paramenters''.
 
* ''Clicking Help > '''Kaffeine''' Player Handbook,'' or pressing the '''[F1]''' key, opens the manual.
 
 
 
More information is available on the [http://kaffeine.kde.org/ '''''Kaffeine''' website''.]
 
 
=== KMix Sound Mixer ===
 
[[Image:Kmix.png]]  '''Sound Mixer (KMix)'''
 
 
==== Using KMix Sound Mixer ====
 
*The application Window has three sections with different controls: ''Output, Input'' and ''Switches.'' These sections contain ''volume sliders, switches'' for enabling/disabling ''record'' or ''playback,'' and ''multiple-choice selectors.''
 
:* ''Output'' controls are playback related, like the ''Master volume control.''
 
:* ''Input'' controls are ''record'' related, like ''Capture.''
 
:* ''Switches'' has all controls allowing you to switch some functionalities ''ON'' or ''OFF'' (like "Mic Boost (+20dB)"), and ''multiple-choice controls'' (like ''Mic Select: Mic1 or Mic2)''.
 
* '''KMix''' also features ''LED's'':
 
:* ''Green'' for ''playback.''
 
:* ''Red'' for ''recording.''
 
:* ''Yellow'' is for ''special soundcard functions.''
 
* Most of these controls have a context menu, you can access by a ''right mouse click'' on the icon.
 
:* For ''Split Channels,'' the right slider controls right side volume, and the left controls left side volume.
 
:* ''Muted'' can be on or off.
 
:* You can select ''Hide'' to hide this device
 
* To configure '''KMix''', from the menubar choose ''Preferences > Use Settings > Configure '''KMix'''.''  The options are:
 
:* ''Dock into panel'' will dock in the systray when pressing the window '''[Close]''' button.
 
:* ''Show labels'' will display labels for each of the sound devices.
 
:* ''Show lines'' to mark positions on the sliders. 
 
 
More information is available on the [http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdemultimedia/kmix/index.html '''''KMix''' website'']
 
 
=== KsCD ===
 
[[Image:KsCD.png]]'''KsCD''' is a simple CD player.
 
 
==== Using KsCD ====
 
* The button cluster on the left side contains:
 
:* ''Play'' in the center.
 
:* ''Previous'' to the left.
 
:* ''Next'' on the right side.
 
:* ''Stop'' on the bottom.
 
:* ''Eject'' on the top.
 
* The center window displays information about the file being played.
 
* The icons along the bottom allow you to setup ''Random'' play,'' Loop, Tracklist'', and ''Mute.''
 
* The three buttons on the top and center right are:
 
:* ''Volume control.''  Place your cursor on the white dot, hold down the right mouse key and drag it to the desired level.
 
:* The '''[-]''' button lets you ''minumize'' '''KsCD'''.
 
:* The '''[X]''' icon ''closes'' the application.
 
 
== '''KDE''' Media Programs in the Repository ==
 
 
The applications below are not usually installed by default but are in the Repository. To install  these packages please, read [[User Guide - Managing Software|the chapter on managing software]].  You can install applications by either [[User Guide - Managing Software#Installing Software|using the PackageKit application]] or on the command line by [[User Guide - Managing Software#Installing Software 2|using Yum]].
 
 
[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Media_k3b.png]]: '''K3b''' is a CD and DVD burning application.  More information is available on the [http://www.k3b.org/ '''K3b''' website]
 
 
<pre>
 
Content needs added: iPod/MP3 info here, needs written, draft & notes are in edit.
 
</pre> --[[User:Kirk202|Kirk Ziegler]] 18:37, 11 March 2009 (UTC)
 
 
<!-- ####################################### Add iPod ################################################################
 
--~~~~
 
 
== iPod/MP3 ==
 
 
 
{{draft}}
 
 
[[Image:IPod_Line.png|right|thumb|A series of Apple iPods.]]
 
Because of the proprietary nature of the '''Apple iPod''', it can be difficult to use it on your Linux platform without guidance.  Unfortunately, Apple has not (and has never announced plans to) release a Linux version of iTunes, and iTunes is not yet stable through Wine.  Luckily, there are several high-quality tools available for Linux users to manage media content on the iPod.  Among them are [http://www.gtkpod.org/about.html gtkpod], [http://www.yamipod.com YamiPod], and tools built into media players such as AmaroK, Rhythmbox, and Banshee.
 
 
This article will examine how to use several of these applications to synchronize music files and more to your iPod.  It is worth noting that iPods - especially newer models - will almost always have features that are not supported on Linux.  The only way to use such features is to use Apple's officially supported iTunes software.
 
 
 
== gtkpod ==
 
 
One of the open-source iPod management programs that has been around for the longest time is gtkpod.  It features a simple interface that makes a lot of sense and runs on most Linux distributions.  On the gtkpod.org website, it is described as "a platform independent Graphical User Interface for Apple's iPod using GTK2. It supports the first to fifth Generation including the iPod mini, iPod Photo, iPod Shuffle, iPod nano, and iPod Video."
 
 
Gtkpod has an extensive users guide in the form of [http://www.gtkpod.org/README their README file], which is available on their [http://www.gtkpod.org website].  This article tries to summarize the key points needed for the average user.
 
 
=== Installation ===
 
There are two preferred ways of installing gtkpod in Fedora.  In a console, type:
 
<pre>su -c "yum install gtkpod"</pre>
 
Alternatively, you can use the graphical installation tool included with Fedora to install the gtkpod package.  The tool can be accessed under the System -> Administration -> Add/Remove Software in Gnome.
 
You can now run gtkpod by either typing ''gtkpod'' in a console or by clicking on the shortcut found under Applications->Music and Video->gtkpod.
 
 
=== Transferring Music ===
 
 
This is what used to be here before I started working on it.
 
 
== Making your iPod work ==
 
 
I use hfsplus as the filesystem, this is the same filesystem as used by apple.  if you use hfsplus you cannot use the ipod on a windows system.
 
 
the Linux kernel does not support journalling on hfsplus,  which will cause you ipod to be mounted read-only.  to fix this  you have two options
 
* under OS X turn journalling of.  this is done at a console  usuing the command
 
{| border="1"
 
|-
 
| diskutil disableJournal volumeName
 
|}
 
* under linux  install hfs-tools ( Available in Fedora Extras) and run
 
{| border="1"
 
|-
 
| mkfs.hfsplus -v "iPod" /dev/sdXn  ( where X matches your device)
 
[[Category:How to]]
 
 
== mp3 Players ==
 
 
Personal digital media players can be used to store and listen to music away from a computer.  These are often referred to as ''mp3 players'', a potentially misleading name; not all of these players use mp3 files to store music.
 
 
Many mp3 players can be mounted as storage mediums, and music can be added to them just like a file can be added to any other disk.  See [[User Guide - Media| the chapter on media]] for more information.
 
 
Some players, however, require special applications to transfer music.
 
 
=== iPod Connectivity ===
 
 
The Fedora Project does not by default offer the ability to interact with the Apple iPod. However, a program called Gtkpod can be used to sync music, podcasts, and other content to your iPod. 
 
 
'''Gtkpod''' is not installed by default from the Live-CD or the DVD. If you do not have access to the Internet, you can use the Fedora DVD to install '''Gtkpod'''. The '''Add/Remove Software''' utility offers a graphical installation interface for new users.
 
 
Here is how to install '''Gtkpod''' using '''Add/Remove Software''' in the Gnome Desktop Environment.
 
 
Click ''System > Administration > Add/Remove Software''. This will open the '''Add/Remove Software''' application.
 
 
In the '''[Search Box]''' with the binoculars icon, type:
 
<pre>gtkpod
 
</pre>
 
 
Next, click the '''[Find]''' button. The message "Querying" appears in the lower left corner.
 
 
Tick the box next to <code>Gtkpod</code>. The message "Downloading repository information" appears in the lower left corner. The window area below the list of packages contains additional information about '''Gtkpod'''.
 
 
Select any additional packages to install or remove at this time by changing tick boxes next to the package name.
 
 
Finally, click the '''[Apply]''' button. This starts the '''Gtkpod''' installation process and concurrently installs or removes any additional packages where you modified the tick box. Follow any prompts to install additional packages.
 
 
 
'''Gtkpod''' is now installed on your computer.
 
 
 
Another way to install the '''Gtkpod''' application is to use the command line.
 
 
Click ''Applications > System Tools> Terminal'' to open the command line.
 
 
Type: 
 
 
<pre>su -c 'yum install gtkpod'
 
</pre>
 
 
You will be prompted for the computer's root password. Type in the root password and press 'Enter'. You will not see the password as you type. The terminal will start giving information about the application, and end with <code>Is this ok [y/N]:</code>.
 
 
Type: <pre> y</pre>
 
 
The terminal downloads the necessary files and completes the installation of '''Gtkpod'''.
 
 
After you install '''Gtkpod''' using one of the methods described above, launch the program by clicking ''Applications > Music and Video > gtkpod''.
 
 
For further help on iPod support, you can go to the [http://www.gtkpod.org/about.html ''Gtkpod'' website.]
 
 
{| border="1"
 
|-
 
|[[Image:Docs_Drafts_DesktopUserGuide_Multimedia_gtkpod.png]]||This is the default icon associated with '''Gtkpod'''.
 
|}
 
-->
 

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Media Basics

When you insert or connect a medium, such as a CD, DVD, hard drive, or flash drive, to your computer, Fedora automatically recognizes and makes it available for use. An icon is placed on your desktop and in the Places menu in GNOME. On the KDE desktop an icon is placed in the bottom panel next to the workspace switcher, and in the Kickoff Application Launcher > File Manager, the medium's icon is on the left of the file display window.

In GNOME you should unmount the medium before removing it from the computer. To do this, right-click on the device's icon and then select Unmount Volume or Eject, depending on what type of media you are using; during this process any remaining changes to the data on the media is written to the device, allowing safe removal without data loss. Removing the medium without unmounting it first could cause data to be corrupted; if this is the case, you will not be able to get your data back in the future.

There are several multi-media applications available for GNOME and KDE desktops. These applications will run in either Fedora desktop environment. To install software packages not already installed, please read the chapter on managing software. You can install applications by either using the PackageKit application or on the command line by using Yum.