If you are a movie junkie like me, chances are you have quite a number of movies on your computer that would be nice watching on your DVD player or home theater system, mobile phone or portable multimedia device.
Being a Linux user, the following three applications should help you with your transcoding task without resorting to the terminal.
From the site, “Transmageddon is a video transcoder for Linux and Unix systems built using GStreamer. It supports almost any format as its input and can generate a very large host of output files.
“The goal of the application was to help people to create the files they need to be able to play on their mobile devices and for people not hugely experienced with multimedia to generate a multimedia file without having to resort to command line tools with ungainly syntaxes.”
It is available in the Ubuntu repos and that of other popular distros like Fedora. Just go to the software center and search for it or copy and paste “sudo apt-get install transmageddon” in the terminal without the quotation marks.
WinFF is a cross platform application that is a GUI to FFMPEG capable of converting any video file that FFMPEG is capable of converting. You can convert different file formats into any given format output at the same time. It is available for download from the site together with an easy to follow installation instructions.
This is one of my favorite applications that must necessarily be installed upon any Linux installation I carry out. “It is a program to create video DVDs and CDs (VCD, sVCD or CVD), suitables for home players, from any number of video files, in any of the formats supported by Mplayer.
“The big advantage over other utilites is that it only needs Mplayer, Mencoder, DVDAuthor, VCDImager and MKisofs (well, and Python, PyGTK and PyGlade), so its dependencies are really small.”
DeVeDe does well what it was written to do and is available in the Ubuntu repos as well as that of other distros. Just hop to the software center and search for DeVeDe or copy and past “sudo apt-get install devede” in the terminal without the quotation marks.