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    What language should I learn for audio/video?

    I'm ready to learn a programming language. I have specific goals in mind, but don't know what language to learn to meet them. I know HTML & CSS and have some PHP/MySQL chops and I'm not afraid of a long and arduous journey to reach my destination.

    The projects:
    1. I want to write an audio program that will randomly select four audio tracks from a database and mix them together, ad infinitum.

    2. I want to begin developing a non-linear video editing platform or interface through which I can make/manipulate moving images, whether it be imported video footage or animation.

    What language should I learn? Is there one suitable for both of these projects?

    Any input is greatly appreciated.

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    Regular Coder adarshakb's Avatar
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    start with basic programing concepts if u dont have any...
    any of the standard ones like c,c++, java would help...

    Then go into advanced topics...
    I like java for sound... and video editing is a tricky part.. i dono which is best but i dont want t guess

    Java is bit slow in sound but EASIEST language for the things you mentioned above.

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    C++ will help as most audio/video programs are written in it. I'd learn the syntax first, then right a plugin for something like Audacity or Adobe Premiere Pro CS3/CS4. Then move onto your own project once you understand how it's all done. Good luck, that stuff isn't the easiest....so many formats, encodings, decodings, etc.

    Check out GSpot (audio/video codec identifier) too. Just Google it, it's freeware.


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