About This Guide

This document provides an introduction to the SGI Digital Media Software Development Kit (dmSDK). The dmSDK provides a cross-platform library for controlling digital media hardware. It supports audio and video I/O devices and transcoders.

This document is a general user's guide, for a more detailed treatment of a particular function, see the online reference pages for dmSDK.

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command 

This fixed-space font denotes literal items such as commands, files, routines, path names, signals, messages, and programming language structures.

variable 

Italic typeface denotes variable entries and words or concepts being defined.

user input 

This bold, fixed-space font denotes literal items that the user enters in interactive sessions. Output is shown in nonbold, fixed-space font.

[] 

Brackets enclose optional portions of a command or directive line.

... 

Ellipses indicate that a preceding element can be repeated.

manpage(x) 

Man page section identifiers appear in parentheses after man page names.

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