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Old 10-15-2018, 06:47 PM   #1
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Best Distro For Multimedia


Hello. I have been having problems with debian with multimedia and I have been asking lots of questions in debian support forms and finally someone from over there told me that debian isnt the best distro for multimedia and I agree. But he never told me a better distro for it. Does anyone know a distro that works very well with multimedia besides mint and ubuntu? Ive used both and dont like either. Ive heard manjaro is good.
 
Old 10-15-2018, 07:12 PM   #2
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Perhaps, PCLinuxOS?

https://www.pclinuxos.com/about/

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.....Music and Video: Listen, organize and stream mp3 music from your desktop. Sync your mp3 player with your music collection. Listen to streaming internet radio. Watch Youtube videos. Watch TV shows and movies online as well as DVDs. Design DVD slide shows and more. PCLinuxOS is a full multimedia operating system......
 
Old 10-15-2018, 11:11 PM   #3
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Practically any distro with media codecs installed would let you play media files (open source & proprietary format). Are you looking for anything specific such as editing , mixing etc ?

Have a look at these - https://www.ap-linux.com/ & http://www.bandshed.net/avlinux/

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Old 10-16-2018, 03:11 AM   #4
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yes, define multimedia.

from op's previous threads it seems they have problems with videos in browsers, and some esoteric usb sound card.
i guess a distro that comes with as many as possible (non-free) drivers included is what you need (and, i might add, one that doesn't require command line skills).
linux mint.
or ubuntu.
 
Old 10-16-2018, 03:23 AM   #5
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To let you all know more about myself I went to tech school and recently graduated and worked a lot with PBX and asterisk which are based on fedora and CentOS in case people reading dont work with voip much. So I understand Fedora and Cent command line very well because I was always configuring things. I thought maybe I should give fedora a go but fedora Ive heard Is not the best daily driver but I also thought that maybe installing arch would be interesting as I already have worked with config files a bunch. But I dont have a lot of time to spend hours and hours a day for months setting up arch so I thought installing manjaro and then studying more about arch could be a good idea because then Ill have arch ready to go without having to work on it for such a long time but then ill know what to do if something breaks from the arch knowledge I studied. But if someone thinks since i am familiar with fedora and centos if fedora might be a good pick I will try but like I said, I hear it is not the best daily driver.
 
Old 10-16-2018, 03:24 AM   #6
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So to clarify I have command-line skills I just post in noob section because I feel like people will be friendlier because as I am experienced with CentOS, I am a noob to other distros
'I am also both A+ and Net+ certified so I have extensive network and hardware backgrounds as well

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Old 10-16-2018, 03:45 AM   #7
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@masahutiga,

You still have not specified if your multimedia usage/needs are limited to playing music/movies on a media player/browser, or more than that.

If you are more comfortable to RHEL based distros, there is no need to switch. I have CentOS7, OpenSUSE 15 and manjaro set up with media codecs and I have no problems playing media in browsers or media players.

Moreover a good many suggestions have already been provided, so make some live USBs and see what you like.

Here are guides for Cent and suse--

CentOS -> https://wiki.centos.org/TipsAndTrick...mediaOnCentOS7 & https://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/...t-desktop.html

OpenSUSE Leap 15 -> http://opensuse-guide.org/codecs.php & https://itsfoss.com/things-to-do-aft...ling-opensuse/
 
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