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Old 04-27-2012, 03:39 AM   #1
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Musical Linux


Hi,

Some of us were dreaming out loud...would a subforum for Linux and music be an option?
Where musically minded Linux users could exchange ideas, patches, their (own/legally made) music (perhaps as link to somewhere) and above all help in need...

So, maybe a suggestion?

Thinking out loud...weekend only a few hours away...

Thor
 
Old 04-27-2012, 04:17 AM   #2
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I like the idea. But then you'd need(?) to create one for video and graphics. Perhaps, one generic section with 3 subforums (audio, video, graphics?) Just a thought.
 
Old 04-27-2012, 04:35 AM   #3
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That is a good idea, as fan of music and art i totaly agree, that would be a great asset to the forum.

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Old 04-27-2012, 04:59 AM   #4
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Thanks for the support, gang!

We appreciate this.

So, who's gonna ask Jeremy??

Thor
 
Old 04-27-2012, 06:18 AM   #5
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You have already asked Jeremy by starting this thread. Hopefully, Jeremy visits LQ from time to time. Lol
 
Old 04-27-2012, 09:02 AM   #6
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I think a general Linux Multimedia forum should suffice. Breaking it down into multiple subforums would just leave each one underpopulated, I think.
 
Old 04-27-2012, 09:11 AM   #7
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I think a general Linux Multimedia forum should suffice. Breaking it down into multiple subforums would just leave each one underpopulated, I think.
Good point. Let's see what the boss will say
 
Old 04-27-2012, 09:48 AM   #8
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Thanks for the feedback. As many Linux multimedia issues can contain both software and hardware aspects, it's possible we'd be open to the idea. One concern I'd have is that there is not enough demand for a dedicated top level forum for this. Thoughts on this?

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Old 04-27-2012, 09:48 AM   #9
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You have already asked Jeremy by starting this thread. Hopefully, Jeremy visits LQ from time to time. Lol
Indeed - I read each and every thread in the LQS&F forum (and respond to most).

--jeremy
 
Old 04-27-2012, 10:09 AM   #10
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It would be a great idea IMO, as I've always found audio/sound on Linux quite confusing because of the many different implementations available.

Last edited by manu-tm; 04-27-2012 at 04:57 PM.
 
Old 04-27-2012, 04:48 PM   #11
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Hmm, how about a sub station somewhere under Linux General? Does'nt have to be a top-level at all. A sub level should do nicely.
Some place to put questions about sound (OSS, ALSA,...) in general, things like "how do I make that sound with this program?" or even "anyone needs a drummer?" - maybe a hotspot for all creative streams on music using Linux as backbone.
Especially a "please critique" type of undercurrent...
Helping new users get to grip with things like Ardour, multi-track recording and even publishing stuff...why not?

Hey, great way to start the weekend!

Thor

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Old 04-27-2012, 05:11 PM   #12
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Indeed - I read each and every thread in the LQS&F forum (and respond to most).

--jeremy
I was kidding. I know you do
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Hmm, how about a sub station somewhere under Linux General? Does'nt have to be a top-level at all. A sub level should do nicely.
Some place to put questions about sound (OSS, ALSA,...) in general, things like "how do I make that sound with this program?" or even "anyone needs a drummer?" - maybe a hotspot for all creative streams on music using Linux as backbone.
Especially a "please critique" type of undercurrent...
Helping new users get to grip with things like Ardour, multi-track recording and even publishing stuff...why not?
Personally, I'd stick to technical things. All the stuff like "anyone needs a drummer" or "critique" would, IMHO, belong to Non-*NIX Forums/General.
 
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Old 04-27-2012, 05:39 PM   #13
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Personally, I'd stick to technical things. All the stuff like "anyone needs a drummer" or "critique" would, IMHO, belong to Non-*NIX Forums/General.
Good point...but, since that kind of threads/questions will come peaking around the corner anyway, maybe setting this thing under Non-*NIX Forums/General is a better option...
 
Old 04-27-2012, 09:38 PM   #14
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A lot of good thinking here if I may say.

To say something based on replies so far and not, it should be top level forum Linux - Multimedia. I agree with Cultist, no need for sub-forums.

If I may quote Wikipedia;
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Multimedia includes a combination of text, audio, still images, animation, video, or interactivity content forms.
Multimedia is usually recorded and played, displayed or accessed by information content processing devices, such as computerized and electronic devices, but can also be part of a live performance. Multimedia (as an adjective) also describes electronic media devices used to store and experience multimedia content.
Root have said;
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One concern I'd have is that there is not enough demand for a dedicated top level forum for this. Thoughts on this?
Well, there's one lovely thread in General about music, it has almost 35,000 views and more than 1000 replies, I'd say that's 36,000 reasons enough for Multimedia forum. That could be a place where all artistic souls could meet and believe me they would have a lot to talk about.

LQ is missing Multimedia forum.
 
Old 04-27-2012, 09:43 PM   #15
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I tend to agree with alan_ri. Persons frequently ask technical questions about Linux media players and those posts are scattered amount newbie, distro, and software forums.

I think a technical forum for those questions would provide a service.
 
  


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