XMBC is a home theater application which runs in fullscreen, has a beautiful, modern interface, support for pictures, music and video collections and playlists, television and radio.
One of the new changes in the latest release of SMPlayer is the version system, which changed and now follows a two-digit year and month number, in a similar way to Ubuntu for example. Hence, the latest version is 14.3, and was put out a few hours ago, while the previous version was 0.8.6.
Videoporama is an application you can use to create video presentations from pictures that runs on Linux and Windows. It comes with various transition effects, option to add sound to the video, many different presets and uses mplayer for previewing the slideshow before processing it.
Video: UDS Natty 11.04 - Mark Shuttleworth's Keynote
For those who haven't upgraded to Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat yet or simply never tried Nautilus Elementary, I though I'd create a video showing off the new features such as ClutterFlow (well, that's not new, it was also implemented in Nautilus Elementary for Ubuntu 9.10 but it was missing in Ubuntu 10.04), Embedded Terminal (with a GUI to configure it) and so on:
Firstly, why should you use Mplayer with hardware accelerated video decoding? Check out this video (look at the CPU usage for the same video when played with and without vdpau) I've just recorded:.
If you ever tried to record your desktop using GTK-RecordMyDesktop (it's probably the same using the KDE front-end but I didn't test that), you've probably noticed the video doesn't work on YouTube or it's rendered ver
Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs.
If you hear the term Direct2D, you are probably thinking of some outdated technology that preceded the Direct3D. That, however, is not true; Direct2D has only been introduced recently with Windows 7 and Server 2008. Although made by Microsoft, the Linux alternative shares the same name (well, almost; officially, it's Direct2DAccel).
Winff is a GUI fronted for the very well-known FFmpeg, which works on Windows and Linux (unfortunately it doesn't work on Mac OS X).
WinFF 1.2.0 was released a few days ago and it brings 2 new very interesting features: preview and cropping for videos.
Today I read an article written at LifeHacker regarding how to stream any video to an iPhone using the Air Video Software.
Unsurprisingly, the software supports Windows and Mac only. I tested it out using windows, and it worked flawlessly. So I couldn’t wait to try to set it up using WINE on Linux.
FFmpeg Little Helper is a web tool for generating FFmpeg code, meaning it creates the FFmpeg commands you need, by just selecting some options in drop-down menus.
HandBrake is a free, open-source video transcoder for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. It supports any DVD-like source and most multimedia files and can convert into the following formats:
SopCast is a simple, free way to broadcast video and audio or watch the video and listen to radio on the Internet. Adopting P2P(Peer-to-Peer) technology, It is very efficient and easy to use. Let anyone become a broadcaster without the costs of a powerful server and vast bandwidth. You can build your own TV stations comparable with large commercial sites with minimal resources.
DivFix++ is an open source AVI video repair and preview software which works on Windows, Linux and Mac OSX. It was designed for repair and preview of files downloaded from bittorrent, gnutella, emule, ftp, web or any such source and it can repair AVI and DivX files (for now).
A while ago I posted some fixed ffmpeg and x264 packages for Ubuntu Jaunty (.deb) but you may want to upgrade to the latest version of ffmpeg and x264 (whichever the latest version is). So this how-to will explain how to install the latest FFmpeg and x264 and then how to always update those packages.
Nvidia updated both the stable and beta drivers for Linux.
185.18.36 (stable) release highlights:
* Fixed a bug that caused kernel panics when starting X on some mobile GPUs.
I can't believe I missed this. VLC allows you to easily convert videos.[...]