Python Multimedia:Beginner's Guide

Python Multimedia:Beginner's Guide
Authors
Ninad Sathaye
ISBN
1849510164
Published
13 Aug 2010
Purchase online
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Learn how to develop Multimedia applications using Python with this practical step-by-step guide *Use Python Imaging Library for digital image processing. *Create exciting 2D cartoon characters using Pyglet multimedia framework *Create GUI-based audio and video players using QT Phonon framework. *Get to grips with the primer on GStreamer multimedia framework and use this API for audio and video processing.In Detail

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Learn how to develop Multimedia applications using Python with this practical step-by-step guide

  • Use Python Imaging Library for digital image processing.
  • Create exciting 2D cartoon characters using Pyglet multimedia framework
  • Create GUI-based audio and video players using QT Phonon framework.
  • Get to grips with the primer on GStreamer multimedia framework and use this API for audio and video processing.

In Detail

Multimedia applications are used by a range of industries to enhance the visual appeal of a product. This book will teach the reader how to perform multimedia processing using Python.

This step-by-step guide gives you hands-on experience for developing exciting multimedia applications using Python. This book will help you to build applications for processing images, creating 2D animations and processing audio and video.

Writing applications that work with images, videos, and other sensory effects is great. Not every application gets to make full use of audio/visual effects, but a certain amount of multimedia makes any application a lot more appealing. There are numerous multimedia libraries for which Python bindings are available. These libraries enable working with different kinds of media, such as images, audio, video, games, and so on. This book introduces the reader to the most widely used open source libraries through several exciting, real world projects. Popular multimedia frameworks and libraries such as GStreamer,Pyglet, QT Phonon, and Python Imaging library are used to develop various multimedia applications.

Learn how to develop Multimedia applications using Python with this practical step-by-step guide.

What you will learn from this book

  • How to develop utilities for some frequently needed image processing operations such as resizing, brightness and contrast adjustment, flipping and rotating images, and so on.
  • How to digitally enhance images using image filters.
  • How to blend images together, creating watermarks, thumbnails, and so on.
  • How to write audio and video file format conversion utilities.
  • How to combine two or more audio tracks, 'mixing' audio and video tracks.
  • How to develop an 'MP3 file cutter tool' to extract a portion of audio.
  • How to separate audio and video tracks.
  • How to develop programs to record sound, 'visualize' audio tracks, add special audio effects such as fading , echo, and so on.
  • How to save video frames as still images.

Approach

A practical guide, this book provides step-by-step instructions for developing multimedia applications, showcasing real world examples throughout.

Who this book is written for

This book is for Python developers who want to dip their toes into working with images, animations, audio and video processing using Python.

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