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  1. So many times i see posts in Linux video forums simply asking
    "what app can i use ??"

    I too was one of these people not that long ago.
    Well it seems recently i have developed a decent list of apps i have come across but by no means exhaustive.

    So i figured why not have a thread with all that i know and added to by others and what they have seen out there. Will definately help beginners and quite possible people who have been searching high and low for that 'exact' app they are after.

    So without further adieu....


    GUI



    Acidrip

    ripping and encoding DVD tool using mplayer and mencoder
    AcidRip is a Gtk::Perl application for ripping and encoding DVD's. It
    neatly wraps MPlayer and MEncoder, which I think is pretty handy, seeing as
    MPlayer is by far the best bit of video playing kit around for Linux. As
    well as creating a simple Graphical Interface for those scared of getting
    down and dirty with MEncoders command line interface, It also automates the
    process in a number of ways:


    Avidemux

    A great starting point for someone coming from Windows. A VirtualDub clone it can also encode to mpeg1/2. A little slower in seeking lossless video, but maybe that was a hard drive issue of mine.


    DVD Slide Show

    tools to create dvd slideshow with menus
    dvd-slideshow
    This is the main script. It generates a DVD-compatible MPEG2 video file
    with audio from a text file input listing of pictures and effects.

    dvd-menu
    Creates a simple DVD menu with buttons that link to MPEG2 files generated
    with dvd-slideshow or ones that you have created yourself.

    gallery2slideshow
    Instead of a GUI to create slideshows, I already have almost everything set
    up from my web page that uses the Gallery program. I figured it wouldn't be
    that hard to just get a listing of all the images in a given album
    (sub-albums not supported!) and to generate an appropriate input file to
    dvd-slideshow.

    jigl2slideshow
    Does the same thing as gallery2slideshow, but works on a jigl gallery


    Kino

    (Site also homes dvgrab: DV capturing app)
    Kino is mostly thought of as a DV captuing and editing app but it can do more. I havent devled deep into this app as i have issues with my firewire and camcorder under Linux. I probably should explore its effects/editing ability.

    Cinelerra

    This looks like it has great potential but i have yet to really get into this one either. If anyone has a guide/tutorial for this please post.

    Kmenc15

    Essentially a script generator for MEncoder. Has a wide variety of options and generates a script for copying so you can batch up encodes. Also allows visual editing of start (-ss) and end positions (-endpos)
    Sadly files i have tried to open with it have errored for some reason, although they play in mplayer. Its early days and has alot of potential i think.

    gmencoder

    This the main GUI for MEncoder, but i find a little limiting to what MEncoder can really do. Its geared mainly for DVD backup.

    KDenlive

    A nice little Non-linear editor i havent got into yet.

    LiVES

    Another Non-linear editor i havent really got into besides trying to load a lavc video file and having it crash KDE on me :\
    Only one i have found to do a fade out/in effect.

    LVE

    Yet another non-linear editor that ....... i haven't looked into much.

    Konverter

    Similiar to Kmenc15 but it hasn't got the visual editor. Seems to be less buggy though.

    KLVEmkdvd

    A very tidy looking DVD compiler. Doesn't seem to have any menu options.

    mpgtx

    No idea. Found this on my travels last week and then noticed it was installed b another board members app : mediacity.

    Drip

    A DVD ripper. Never used it.

    mediacity

    Very new product still being tested in these very forums. Written in Java. Developed by Graham Trott (a.k.a. Jerry Attrix)

    QDVDauthor

    A GUI frontend for DVDauthor.

    Varsha

    Another DVD authoring program written in Java this time.

    DVD::rip

    A nice all in one DVD ripper. Does everything from the ripping to the burning. Writtne in Perl. Uses Transcode as a backend.





    CLI



    MEncoder

    The best encoder i have found, often the backend for many of the GUI's listed.

    lxdvdrip

    A simplified all-in-one DVD ripper.

    ffmpeg

    We owe alot to this project like lavcodec.

    transcode

    A bit slow but does thing MEncoder can't.

    encode2mpeg

    Uses MPlayer and MEncoder as a backend as well as mjpegtools to convert anything into a DVD/SVCD or VCD.


    Mjpegtools

    Good for operations on mpeg files like multiplexing etc. Used as a backend for other tools like tovid.


    tovid

    Same as encode2mpeg except a little more in its infancy. Has better installer and documentation though.

    DVDauthor

    A DVDauthoring suite. For making menu's and compiling DVD compliant files.





    Audio


    Audacity

    Very handy visual audio editor in the same fashion as GoldWave for Windows.

    A fast, cross-platform audio editor
    Audacity is a multi-track audio editor for Linux/Unix, MacOS and
    Windows. It is designed for easy recording, playing and editing of
    digital audio. Audacity features digital effects and spectrum
    analysis tools. Editing is very fast and provides unlimited
    undo/redo.

    Supported file formats include Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV, AIFF, and AU.


    Glame

    versatile audio processor
    GLAME provides a powerful and extensible framework for processing
    audio files similar to what GIMP offers in the graphics area. GLAME so
    far features a graphical frontend to set up filter networks and perform
    basic audio editing tasks. A flexible Scheme-based command line editor
    offers low-level access for scripting purposes.


    sox

    A universal sound sample translator
    SOX (SOund eXchange) is a generic utility for translating
    sound files from one format to another, possibly performing
    a sound effect at the same time. Sox is able to handle formats
    like .ogg (vorbis), mp3, wav, aiff, voc, snd, au, gsm and several
    more.





    misc.

    Xvicap

    Handy video screen capturing with a nice tutorial (with of course video files showing how to use it )

    MKVmerge GUI

    Part of the MKVtoolnix, a good way to merge your mpeg4 videos with there Ogg Vorbis audio.
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  2. I am not sure to add it to mine or just leave it as a reply and let additional replies add-on with more recommendations.

    hmmmm
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  3. This isn't an app recommendation but I would like to recommend the site www.linuxquestions.org, a great Linux forum, which can be a great companion to the video-help forum in troubleshooting your problems installing or using these apps.
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    This should probably be a sticky.
    Want my help? Ask here! (not via PM!)
    FAQs: Best Blank Discs • Best TBCs • Best VCRs for capture • Restore VHS
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    Originally Posted by DaveQB
    I am not sure to add it to mine or just leave it as a reply and let additional replies add-on with more recommendations.

    hmmmm
    I'd keep adding on to your first post, that way when more people come and browse they can see everything in the first post

    If you edit your post and the apps I listed, I'll edit my post and remove them so it isn't double posted.
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  7. Hi

    I would like to recommend the following application

    Well, I'm using it now for video recording under linux...

    Zapping

    http://zapping.sourceforge.net/

    Has a variate range of video codecs and audio codecs and it have a very friendly interface (Gnome/GTK based)

    Requires the Gnome 2.6.1 or later to work and a 2.6 kernel because the application supports Video 4 Linux 2

    Support Video 4 Linux (first version) too (kernels <= 2.4) but is recommended the V4L2 (of course)

    Thanx and bye, bye!!!
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    Another good recommendation is to utilize each Distro's download and install procedure.

    Many Linux versions have a tool (YAST, RPMdrake, etc) for downloading and installing new software all ready to go in a package optimized for that particular OS.

    I recall when I installed Linux almost none of the Video Apps directly downloaded from their Web page would play nice, but the built-in download/update/install setup to locate the same app nearly always worked great. I believe the expectation that a standard binary applicable to every distro exists is one reason for the new Linux user to give up on a great OS. It is very possible to download binaries and install directly *but* this doesn't always work --*dealing with interlocking dependencies isn't the best introduction to Linux.

    And not all Linux distros require a fee to access the download database of pre-complied apps.

    Cheers
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  9. Well, as I use the professional Slackware Linux Distribution 10.1 I usually don't care if the downloaded program will work or not because...

    ...I usually get the source code preferable in gzipped or bzipped 'tarball'

    So, I untar/ungzip or unbzip it to /usr/src or /usr/local/src

    And after read the README's, INSTALL's or the requirements for compile the program...

    I solve the dependencies (libraries or needed applications) and if an library/application I don't have it...

    ...I get it again on source code, I compile it, and if the application has a 'configure' script

    # ./configure
    # make
    # make installl

    And sometimes I usually fix the code (only when the app become unstable)

    And two personal notes:

    - I hate RPM's (RedHat Package Management) and the Debian packages

    - Is very more interesting you get a source code and 'do it yourself' as the concept of Linux and other free UNI*CES (Unix) like Free/Net/OpenBSD :P 8)

    Bye!!!
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  10. Originally Posted by BlooderButcher
    Well, as I use the professional Slackware Linux Distribution 10.1 I usually don't care if the downloaded program will work or not because...

    ...I usually get the source code preferable in gzipped or bzipped 'tarball'

    So, I untar/ungzip or unbzip it to /usr/src or /usr/local/src

    And after read the README's, INSTALL's or the requirements for compile the program...

    I solve the dependencies (libraries or needed applications) and if an library/application I don't have it...

    ...I get it again on source code, I compile it, and if the application has a 'configure' script

    # ./configure
    # make
    # make installl

    And sometimes I usually fix the code (only when the app become unstable)

    And two personal notes:

    - I hate RPM's (RedHat Package Management) and the Debian packages

    - Is very more interesting you get a source code and 'do it yourself' as the concept of Linux and other free UNI*CES (Unix) like Free/Net/OpenBSD :P 8)

    Bye!!!
    Hello fellow Slacker!!!!! 8) 8)

    Yep I do the same thing as you, usually compiling from source.
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    The FAQ has some great links. I took these links, and added some more, but intead of categorizing them as Command Line vs GUI, I tried to organize them a bit more functionally. However this is not easy, as many of these packages cross all boundaries. I suspect in my "haste" to finish this list, I miscategorized many.

    DVD RIPPING PROGRAMS

    chaplin [chaplin parses a DVD disc or image and extracts the exact duration for each chapter of a given title. Then the total list of chapters is split into a user-selectable number of subsets. Each subset should have approximately the same duration. This is a very useful approach for multi-cd rips (backups). You no longer simply split the movie in the middle of the frame count but you choose two sets of chapters for both parts which both have (almost) the same length. Then the disc-break is not at a rather random point (concering the story telling of the movie) but at the end of a dvd-chapter. The chapter timings and the split sets are also very useful for chapter navigation (even on a single disc). The normal output mode of chaplin thus prints the chapter's relative beginning time and the duration in a wide number of formats, ranging from seconds, frame counts to timestamps].
    http://www.lallafa.de/bp/chaplin.html

    cpvdvd [a tool to transfer a DVD title to your harddisk on Linux. This tool copies all required files for a movie title from a DVD on your harddisk for further processing with libdvdreads image mode (e.g. transcode). It automatically selects the title with longest duration (but you can also pick a specific one). The tool determines the correct title set (VTS-VOB files) for the selected title, clones the navigation information (IFO files) and extracts (decodes) the data into new video object streams.]
    http://www.lallafa.de/bp/cpdvd.html

    cpvts [can raw copy title sets from a DVD to your harddisc. This tool can copy a single or all title sets from a DVD to a directory].
    http://www.lallafa.de/bp/cpvts.html

    dvdbackup [rips DVD to harddisk]
    http://dvd-create.sourceforge.net/download.shtml
    http://dvd-create.sourceforge.net/

    DVDRipOMatic [translate movie from DVD to XviD format]
    http://pingwing.xs4all.nl/view.php/page/DVDRipOMatic

    gbDVDenc [rip and encode DVD into mpeg files]
    http://sakya.altervista.org/gbdvdenc/index.html

    k9copy [a small utility which allows the copy of DVD9 to a DVD5 on Linux. The DVD video stream is compressed by the program Vamps. K9Copy reproduces the original structure of the DVD. The navigation packs as well as IFO files are modified to point on the compressed MPEG stream]
    http://k9copy.free.fr/

    kdvdbackup [backing up movie DVD's to hard disk. It uses the libdvdread and libdvdnav library]
    http://agmanager.sourceforge.net/

    ldvd [DVD backup tool with GUI]
    http://ldvd9to5.gff-clan.net/

    lxdvdrip [command line rip, author, preview, burn]
    http://developer.berlios.de/projects/lxdvdrip
    http://openfacts.berlios.de/index-en.phtml?title=lxdvdrip

    ogmrip [an application/libraries for ripping and encoding DVD into AVI or OGM files. Relies on mplayer, mencoder, ogmtools, oggenc and lame].
    http://ogmrip.sourceforge.net/

    streamdvd [fastbackup to DVD on fly – can handle DVD9 to DVD5]
    http://www.badabum.de/streamdvd.html

    subtitleripper [tools to extract DVD-subtitles]
    http://subtitleripper.sourceforge.net/ - home page
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/subtitleripper - download

    thoggen [a DVD backup utility ('DVD ripper') for Linux, based on GStreamer and Gtk+]
    http://thoggen.net/

    VanRed (eVaporate and Reauthor DVDs) is an application which makes it possible to copy the main movie from a DVD to your hard disc and which allows you to remove certain audio and subtitle streams and evaporates (requant) if necessary the video stream.
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/charemma

    Video-DVDRip [also called dvd::rip - GUI to rip and transcode]
    http://www.exit1.org/dvdrip/

    vobcopy [copies vob files to hard disk]
    http://vobcopy.org/projects/c/c.shtml


    DVD Shrinking Programs

    dvdshrink [xdvdshrink: BASH and Perl-Gtk2 to create archival copies of DVD content on single-layer writable DVDs]
    [It backus up only one user selectable video track, audio stream, and subtitles]
    http://dvdshrink.sourceforge.net/ and http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=133818

    klvemkdvd [front end for lvemkdvd - build DVD file systems from mpeg files]
    [It backs up only one user selectable video track, and one user selectable audio stream]
    http://lvempeg.sourceforge.net/klvemkdvd.html

    ldvd [DVD backup tool with GUI]
    http://ldvd9to5.gff-clan.net/

    tovid [A suite of shell scripts to make VCD, SVCD and DVD authoring easier. Converts arbitrary video formats into (S)VCD/DVD-compliant mpeg, and can help with menu creation and disc authoring].
    http://tovid.sourceforge.net/
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/tovid

    vamps-tools [set of utilities to help duplicate/requantize DVD on the fly. Main tool is both a resize factor calculator and a dvdauthor configuration file generator].
    http://vamps-tools.sourceforge.net/
    [There are no downloads available (yet) for this program, as the project hasn't released any files]

    Video-DVDRip [also called dvd::rip - GUI to rip and transcode]
    http://www.exit1.org/dvdrip/


    DVD Authoring Programs

    DeVeDe [the DeVeDe project creates video DVDs, suitables for home players].
    http://www.rastersoft.com/programas/devede.html

    dvdauthor [generates a DVD movie from a valid mpeg2 stream that should play when you put it in a DVD player]
    http://dvdauthor.sourceforge.net/ - home
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/dvdauthor

    DVDAuthorWizard-0.92 [create video DVD with multiple titles & menu]
    http://pingwing.xs4all.nl/view.php/page/DVDAuthor

    DVD Home Video Project [a tool that provides a simple, quick way to transform video on a DV camcorder into a DVD].
    http://people.eecs.ku.edu/~ssantner/index.html

    DV Slideshow [creates slideshows from photos, adds music – stores in Sony DV format]
    [Not yet released]
    http://pingwing.xs4all.nl/view.php/page/DVSlideshow

    dvdslideshow [create standard DVD video from a batch of pictures]
    http://dvd-slideshow.sourceforge.net/ and

    dvdstyler [frontend for dvdauthor and dvd-slideshow – single movie/single menu]
    http://dvdstyler.sourceforge.net/docs-linux.html
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/dvdstyler/

    dvdwizard [wrapper-script automate creation of DVD chapters/menu's. Needs dvdauthor,
    [No home URL but there is a download for the script]:
    http://www.wershofen.de/downloads/dvdwizard.tar.gz

    klvemkdvd [front end for lvemkdvd - build DVD file systems from mpeg files]
    http://lvempeg.sourceforge.net/klvemkdvd.html

    kmediafactory [authoring done by dvdauthor, ffmpeg, ImageMagick]
    http://susku.pyhaselka.fi/damu/software/kmediafactory/
    kmediafactory-0.40-1.lee.matheson.i686 [I had to compile myself]

    lvemkdvd [linux video editor - part of lve package]
    http://lvempeg.sourceforge.net/

    lxdvdrip [command line rip, author, preview, burn]
    http://openfacts.berlios.de/index-en.phtml?title=lxdvdrip – home
    http://developer.berlios.de/projects/lxdvdrip – download

    ManDVD [This is a program to create DVD Vidéo.]
    http://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=38347
    http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/ManDVD-12812.shtml
    ManDVD forum: http://csgib36.ifrance.com/phpBB2/index.php

    pgcedit [a DVD IFO and Menu editor designed to allow the modification of the navigation commands and parameters of an already authored DVD structure]
    https://www.videohelp.com/~r0lZ/pgcedit/

    qdvdauthor [gui frontend for dvd-author and dvd-slideshow]
    http://qdvdauthor.sourceforge.net/

    tovid [A suite of shell scripts to make VCD, SVCD and DVD authoring easier. Converts arbitrary video formats into (S)VCD/DVD-compliant mpeg, and can help with menu creation and disc authoring].
    http://tovid.sourceforge.net/
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/tovid

    varsha [java frontend to dvdauthor, dvd+rw-tools, mkisofs, mjpegtools etc...]
    http://varsha.sourceforge.net/ and http://sourceforge.net/projects/varsha

    Videotrans [a set of scripts that convert a movie file in any format that mplayer understands to a DVD-compatible VOB file, doing all the necessary conversions automatically. An automatic DVD menu generator is also provided.]
    http://videotrans.sourceforge.net/
    http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/Videotrans-6982.shtml


    VCD/SVCD

    kavi2svcd [GUI frontend to transcode, mplex, vcdimager, cdrdao for creating VCD and SVCD]
    http://www.cornelinux.de/web/linux/kavi2svcd/index-english.html
    http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=73070 - download

    libvcd [VCD/SVCD image mastering/ripping tool]
    [part of vcdimager]
    http://www.vcdimager.org/

    tovid [A suite of shell scripts to make VCD, SVCD and DVD authoring easier. Converts arbitrary video formats into (S)VCD/DVD-compliant mpeg, and can help with menu creation and disc authoring].
    http://tovid.sourceforge.net/
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/tovid

    vcdimager [VCD/SVCD authoring software]
    http://www.vcdimager.org/


    DVD Tools

    bitterbpp [bitterbpp is a GUI interface for MPlayer, transcoding DVD titles (video, audio, and subtitles) to Matroska file format]
    http://sunfryes.com/bitterbpp/about.html

    ffmpeg [fast MPEG1/MPEG4/H263/RV and AC3/MPEG audio encoder]
    http://ffmpeg.sourceforge.net/index.php

    gmencoder [Last update June-2003. A gnome-2 front-end to mplayer/mencoder. Suuports postprocesing, cropping, scaling, subtitles ripping, multiple passes for encoding]
    http://gmencoder.sourceforge.net/

    kmenc15 [Last update April-2005. A Qt/KDE MEncoder frontend designed to be a VirtualDub replacement for Linux. Useful for editing and encoding AVIs. It does not support opening of MPEGs. Allows cutting and merging at exact frames, applying any MPlayer/MEncoder filter, with preview.]
    http://kmenc15.sourceforge.net/

    KmPg2 [an MPEG2 encoding wizard that allows the user to create DVD compatible MPEG2 streams].
    http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Multimedia/Video/KmPg2-MPEG2-Encoder-5324.shtml

    Konverter [Last update 24-June-2005 (v.0.93). A KDE MEncoder frontend for video conversions, scaling and cropping]
    http://www.kraus.tk/projects/konverter/

    libdvdcss2 [a library designed for accessing DVDs like a block device and not bother about the decryption]
    http://developers.videolan.org/libdvdcss/index.html

    libdvdnav [provides support to applications wishing to make use of advanced DVD features (menus)]
    http://dvd.sourceforge.net/

    libdvdread [provides a foundation for reading DVD-Video images]
    http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/groups/dvd/index.shtml

    libmpeg2 [a free MPEG-2 video stream decoder (for mpeg-1 and mpeg-2 video streams)]
    http://libmpeg2.sourceforge.net/

    lve [LVE provides frame and GOP editing of MPEG1/2 elementary ("ES") and program streams ("PS"), including VOB format]
    http://lvempeg.sourceforge.net/

    mediacity [a digital photo organizer, a tool for creating slideshows you can put on a Web page and a tool for authoring video-DVDs. Requires Java5]
    http://www.eclecity.net/mediacity.html
    Can run by clicking on this java application link below:
    http://www.eclecity.net/mediacity.jnlp

    mjpegtools [a set of tools that can do recording of videos and playback, simple cut-and-paste editing and the MPEG compression of audio and video under Linux]
    http://mjpeg.sourceforge.net/
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/mjpeg

    mkdvd [last update June-2004 (v.2.13) but there is active support on forum - a front-end for several programs which simplifies converting most kinds of movies to a DVD. While mkdvd is not a graphical front-end, it automates the entire task of creating a DVD into one simple command.]
    [external progrms used by mkdvd: mplayer, dvdauthor, mkisofs, cdrecord-prodvd, dvd+rw-tools, ffmpeg, toolame, pike]
    http://fredrik.hubbe.net/hacks/mkdvd.html
    mkdvd forum: http://fredrik.hubbe.net/hacker/viewforum.php?f=4
    development version: http://fredrik.hubbe.net/hacks/mkdvd-beta.tgz

    mkvtoolnix [last update 21-Aug-2005 (v.1.5.5) - a set of tools to create, alter and inspect Matroska files. They do for Matroska what the OGMtools do for the OGM format].
    http://www.bunkus.org/videotools/mkvtoolnix/
    http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat/4/idpl/2182692/com/mkvtoolnix-1.5.5-0.1.i586.rpm.html

    mpgtx [Last update January-2005 - a command line MPEG audio/video/system file toolbox]
    http://mpgtx.sourceforge.net/
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpgtx/

    transcode [a text-console video stream processing tool for decoding and encoding]
    http://www.transcoding.org/cgi-bin/transcode
    http://inferno.slug.org/cgi-bin/transcode and

    win32 codecs [media player windows codec dlls for several multimedia formats]
    http://mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/news.html

    winki the ripper [last update 19-July-2005 (v.0.3.11) - program for video encoding. A graphical frontend for GNOME written in python to command line tools like mencoder, mplayer, mkvtoolnix, oggenc and lsdvd ].
    [Limitation: it cannot use external audio nor subtitles files]
    http://www.winki-the-ripper.de/

    Video Editors

    avidemux [intended as linux virtualdub clone, that can also encode mpeg1/2]
    http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/

    Cinelerra [for capturing, compositing, and editing audio and video]
    http://heroinewarrior.com/cinelerra.php3/

    KDEnlive [Last update March-2004. A Non-linear editor]
    http://kdenlive.sourceforge.net/

    kino [Kino is a non-linear DV editor for GNU/Linux. Features integration with IEEE 1394 for capture, VTR control, and recording back to the camera. It captures video to disk in AVI format in both type-1 DV and type-2 DV (separate audio stream) encodings]
    http://kino.schirmacher.de/

    MainActor + other packages [capture, edit and export videos with a computer]
    http://www.mainconcept.com/index_flash.shtml

    Media Players

    gxine [a GTK+ based GUI for the libxine video player library]
    http://xinehq.de/

    kaffeine [A xine-based Media Player for KDE3]
    http://kaffeine.sourceforge.net/

    libxine [frontend video and multimediaplayer, supports DVD, MPEG, AVI, DivX, VCD, Quicktime]
    http://xinehq.de/

    mplayer [MPlayer is a movie player for LINUX]
    http://www.mplayerhq.hu/homepage/design7/news.html

    ogle [The first opensource DVD player to support DVD menus]
    http://www.dtek.chalmers.se/groups/dvd/index.shtml

    totem [The official movie player of the GNOME desktop environment based on xine-lib or GStreamer. It features a
    playlist, a full-screen mode, seek and volume controls, as well as keyboard navigation].
    http://www.gnome.org/projects/totem/

    vlc [VideoLAN Media Player is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats]
    http://www.videolan.org/ and

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    Edit1 (14-Sep-05): - changed location of avidemux in the list
    Edit2 (6-Oct-05): - changed packages order to alphabetical (within categories)
    Edit3 (12-Nov-05) - added k9copy, tovid, Videotrans, and gbDVDenc
    Edit4 (12-Nov-05) - added VanRed
    Edit5 (25-May-06) - added KmPg2, DeVeDe, DVD Home Video Project
    Edit6 (28-May-06) - added chaplin, cpdvd, cpvts
    Edit7 (17-Jun-06) - added ManDVD
    Edit8 (29-Jul-06) - added ManDVD forum URL
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  12. Great! looks like a good list of apps, I'm going to try some of them with synaptic the next time I boot up my Kunbuntu install. 8)
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    I noticed above that Avidedux is under DVD tools and not under
    video editors/converters.
    Plus it states "[intended (falls short) as linux virtualdub clone" What?
    IMHO it better that virtualdub I can do more with Avidemux than I ever could do with virtualdub. Cutting a video clip with virtualdub is a real pain the the &^*^*% Just wanted to try & set the record stright
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  14. Originally Posted by courtrrb
    I noticed above that Avidedux is under DVD tools and not under
    video editors/converters.
    Plus it states "[intended (falls short) as linux virtualdub clone" What?
    IMHO it better that virtualdub I can do more with Avidemux than I ever could do with virtualdub. Cutting a video clip with virtualdub is a real pain the the &^*^*% Just wanted to try & set the record stright
    I have had problems with avidemux where it will not correctly encode, open a file, or quit unexpectedly. Perhaps this was just a combination of the version and my distro.
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    I've had the same issues with avidemux. Not opening files on the first try, then it will the second time. I hit encode, an hour later avidemux states it's finished, but did output a file. Sometimes it works, sometimes it does not.

    I've decided to only use tovid, ogmrip, and thoggen.
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    I've never had any of these problems that you speak of. The only time It would not read a file was when I didn't let the recording program stop by it self as in just turning off the system or hitting cntl-c and then only from windows programs. How are you loading it? With my system it's an rpm and loads all dependics at the same time. So like I said since I've never had any of these problems and found virtualdub a royal pain in the ^%&^* so what I said still stands. I do use tovid but found that the full 2 hr dvd movies are coming out in less than 2g file size and look terriable on my settop box.
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    Depends on the system it's on.
    I've compiled from scratch, and used the .deb.

    Same problems across all versions. Avidemux has very low dependancies, as all of the codecs are internal. It has been 6-8 months since I've updated AviDemux, so maybe all of the issues were fixed

    I just did a fresh batch of install of debian on a few computers, I'll have to try out the newest version of AviDemux later.


    The issues I had opening files were mainly with Divx5 encoded avis. It would error out once, then reload it just fine the next time. I loaded the file by using the open command.

    The main reason I stopped using avidemux to encoded was the 24hour encoding times it was taking compared to tovid's 3 hour encode times.
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    Originally Posted by courtrrb
    I noticed above that Avidedux is under DVD tools and not under video editors/converters.
    Plus it states "[intended (falls short) as linux virtualdub clone" What?
    IMHO it better that virtualdub I can do more with Avidemux than I ever could do with virtualdub. Cutting a video clip with virtualdub is a real pain the the &^*^*% Just wanted to try & set the record stright
    I changed the location of avidemux in the list. I suspect many other programs are in the wrong location in the list. Its difficult to "categorize" many of the programs.

    I also removed the "subjective" aspect in the comment on "avidemux", as in such a list, subjective comments probably are "out of place" (unless they are REALLY REALLY obvious). I think I copied that comment from somewhere else, as in truth, I know very little about "Virtual Dub", and very little about "Avidemux". I believe I read some where the origins for both programs were similar, albeit one runs on MS-Windows and one runs on Linux.

    The videohelp.com small editor window is not condusive to editting large posts. Hopefully I did not mess up the formatting in my editting efforts.
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  19. Originally Posted by courtrrb
    I've never had any of these problems that you speak of. The only time It would not read a file was when I didn't let the recording program stop by it self as in just turning off the system or hitting cntl-c and then only from windows programs. How are you loading it? With my system it's an rpm and loads all dependics at the same time. So like I said since I've never had any of these problems and found virtualdub a royal pain in the ^%&^* so what I said still stands. I do use tovid but found that the full 2 hr dvd movies are coming out in less than 2g file size and look terriable on my settop box.
    Well I think the exact type of video that you are trying to open in it is what can cause the problems. For example my capture card, a DVC 150, captures directly to mpeg2. However these mpeg2s have something different with the headers (or something) and therefore they have issues in Avidemux, although they shouldn't. Its hard to tell from one system to another as well, I have used both apt-get and src compile for avidemux
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    I use a Hauppauge pvr250 and it record directly to mpeg as well. When I record I set the bit rate to max and the video looks great. The only thing I can use to keep the video clean and shorten it down to fit on a DVD5 is Avidemux. I tried tovid (Which I use also) but it dosn't have a way of reducing the bit rate So I get 2 file that combined wont fit on a DVD5. kmenc15 but it wont even read the file. Transcode work fine also but it just way to slow on my machine a P4-2.6G If I would lower the bit rate I would get file that would fit on a DVD5 to begin with and would need any re-encoding.
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  21. Originally Posted by courtrrb
    I use a Hauppauge pvr250 and it record directly to mpeg as well. When I record I set the bit rate to max and the video looks great. The only thing I can use to keep the video clean and shorten it down to fit on a DVD5 is Avidemux. I tried tovid (Which I use also) but it dosn't have a way of reducing the bit rate So I get 2 file that combined wont fit on a DVD5. kmenc15 but it wont even read the file. Transcode work fine also but it just way to slow on my machine a P4-2.6G If I would lower the bit rate I would get file that would fit on a DVD5 to begin with and would need any re-encoding.
    Wow I wish I could get avidemux to do that for me!!!
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    Updated the list putting tovid in a few places, and adding k9copy, Videotrans and gbDVDenc.
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  23. Originally Posted by oldcpu
    Updated the list putting tovid in a few places, and adding k9copy, Videotrans and gbDVDenc.
    Sounds good, I've heard some good things about k9copy
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    Hello there.

    I like seeing this list of apps for Linux. As I am considering changing, or making a multi-boot, one of my systems to use SUSE Linux.

    I have a question for anyone here - would anyone have much experience with 64-bit Linux? Apps and drivers?

    Appreciate whatever anyone can tell me.
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  25. I know there is an unofficial debian port to 64, but its not very far developed yet. You might be better going with a 32 install to get used to linux, and then maybe going to 64 later
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    Thanks for responding.

    It has been awhile since I have used Unix, and for sure I would need to brush up and get used to this platform again.....

    But I was sort of hoping to hear a bit more.

    From what I have been reading around though, I get the distinct impression - despite the longevity of 64-bit Linux - there really aren't that many apps, and particularly drivers made for this address space.

    I guess I will probably have to settle for the 32-bit platform for right now.

    I was so hoping to get into some REAL throughput.
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    I tried to use avidemux, but it give me this errror:

    Configure: error: *** SPIDERMONKEY javascript engine not found !***

    I installed a lot of spidermonkey packages but without luck. I cannot emulate VirtualDub because it asked for codecs...

    I pretend to use Linux instead of windows, but I can't find a program like VirtualDub or TMPGEncoder.

    Please help me!
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    Originally Posted by xpablox
    I tried to use avidemux, but it give me this errror:
    Configure: error: *** SPIDERMONKEY javascript engine not found !***

    I installed a lot of spidermonkey packages but without luck. I cannot emulate
    Please, I recommend you go to the avidemux forum and repeat your request for help.
    http://www.avidemux.org/pun/
    Perhaps also, in your post on the avidemux forum, list your linux version/distribution, so someone with a similar linux distribution can walk you through what needs to be done to get spidermonkey running.
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    Updated the list, adding KmPg2, DeVeDe, DVD Home Video Project.
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