The modules described in this chapter implement various algorithms or interfaces that are mainly useful for multimedia applications. They are available at the discretion of the installation. Here's an overview:
|Manipulate raw audio data.
|Manipulate raw image data.
|Read and write audio files in AIFF or AIFC format.
|Provide an interface to the Sun AU sound format.
|Provide an interface to the WAV sound format.
|Module to read IFF chunks.
|Conversion functions between RGB and other color systems.
|Read and write image files in ``SGI RGB'' format (the module is not SGI specific though!).
|Determine the type of image contained in a file or byte stream.
|Determine type of a sound file.
|Access to OSS-compatible audio devices.