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Are there any resources or video related products for Linux that you know of?
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  • CamStream - Webcam and video applications for Linux. 
  • Celtx - A cross-platform, pre-production software for film, video, theatre, and animation; multilingual support. 
  • Cinelerra - A movie studio in a Linux box. 
  • DV(Digital Video) over IP [DVTS] - DVTS (Digital Video Transport System) is an application for sending and receiving DV(Digital Video) streams using the Internet; latest Linux release for the 2.6 kernel is: 2004-05-31. Also available in Japanese. 
  • DVD Resources for Open Source Development - A repository of DVD-related software and DVD information resources for Open Source development. 
  • DVD Ripping and Transcoding with Linux - Last updated in 2002; author will not be updating this, but some of the information is still useful and not outdated. Note: this guide is not for the faint-hearted. It involves a lot of compiling code, installing software, doing things on the command line. 
  • DVD Slideshow - Software that creates DVD slideshows from a group of pictures, directories, and/or online photo albums; special effects, such as cross-fading, are available as well. Latest release is 0.8.0, 2007-01-15. 
  • DVD-Baker Homepage - A cross-platform application designed to turn image collections into DVD slideshows. 
  • DVDStyler - A cross-platform DVD authoring system; available in several languages. 
  • DVR - Digital Video Recorder for Linux - Latest stable release is dvr-3.2, 2004. 
  • Democracy - Free and Open Source Internet TV Platform - An open and democratic television and video platform with tools for creating, finding and distributing videos without the DRM nonsense. 
  • Digital Tipping Point - A Linux and Open Source advocacy and news site. Of particular interest is the open source documentary film project. Site also available in Spanish. 
  • - The Definitive DVD Backup Resource - A goldmine of information about DVD backups (ripping); contains news, guides, FAQs, downloads, glossary of terms, and useful links; a multilingual site.  
  • EffecTV - A real-time video effector; a wide variety of effectors are available for use while watching video or TV; site available in English and Japanese. 
  • FAME - Fast Assembly MPEG Encoder - A real-time MPEG-1/MPEG-4 encoder; tools for encoding multimedia content. Latest release is: 0.9.0, 2002-05-30 
  • FFMpeg Streaming Multimedia System - An audio/video conversion tool; includes libavcodec, the leading open source codec library. 
  • Fedora Myth(TV)ology - An information site for MythTV on Fedora; includes a comprehensive HOWTO (Step-by-step guide to building a MythTV System on Fedora Core 3 w/ATrpms); tips and tricks, universal remotes and setting up a high-definition TV. 
  • FreeFrame Open Video Plugin System - Homepage - A cross-platform real-time video effects plugin API. 
  • FreeJ - A real-time video processing tool. 
  • Freevo - An open-source home theatre PC platform based on Linux with open-source audio/video tools, such as MPlayer and Xine. 
  • GCfilms - An application for managing movie collections. 
  • GNU VCDImager - Bleeding Edge Page - A full-featured mastering suite for authoring, disassembling and analyzing video CDs and super video CDs. Latest release is: 0.7, 2005-07. 
  • Gnash - GNU Project - Free Software Foundation (FSF) - A GNU Flash movie player. 
  • Griffith - A cross-platform movie collection manager application with multilingual support. 
  • HasciiCam - Live ASCII video on the web; latest version is 0.9.1, 2003. 
  • Kino - Kino is a non-linear DV editor for GNU/Linux. It features excellent integration with IEEE-1394 for capture, VTR control, and recording back to the camera. 
  • KDEnlive - A video editing GUI for KDE. 
  • KMPlayer - A KDE Video player plugin for Konqueror using MPlayer or Xine. 
  • Kaffeine Media Player - For KDE 3.x. 
  • KnoppMyth - A 500 MB bootable CD that installs a special Linux version with all the MythTV commands; allows the user to get MythTV up and running easily.  
  • LiVES - The Linux Video Editing System. 
  • Linux AVI file library - A working implementation of a few multimedia-related utilities for x86 Linux. Some of these utilities include: video capture and recompression applications that would work with most popular AVI file formats, and, the most popular, an AVI movie player that plays DivX. Latest release is 0.7.45-20060306, 2006-03-06. 
  • Linux DV - Digital Video for Linux - Two software packages for video: Kino (a non-linear DV editor) and dv/grab. 
  • Linux Tutorial: Video, DVD, TV and Multimedia - Linux video, DVD, TV, HDTV and Hauppauge WinTV PCI card use. Included in this tutorial are links to software, video formats and information pertaining to video multimedia on Linux. This page also includes a tutorial on the use of the Hauppauge WinTV PCI card under Linux. (2004) 
  • LinuxMovies - An association of over 300 technologists advancing Linux motion picture technology. 
  • MJPEG - Tools for recording/playback of videos - 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; latest version is 1.8, 2005-09-25. 
  • Making Movies with Linux from Production to Distribution - A little dated (reference to the 2.4 kernel), but information is still helpful. 
  • Maxemum TV-Guide - A KDE TV-guide; has backends to grab TV listings from many countries including Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Sweden, the UK and the U.S. 
  • Motion - Motion detection software. 
  • Motion Guide - User guide for Motion software detector edited by Kenneth Lavrsen. (2006) 
  • Mplayer - the Movie Player - A movie player for Linux with support for many formats including MPEG/VOB, AVI, Ogg/OGM, VIVO, ASF/WMA/WMV, QT/MOV/MP4. Site also available in Hungarian and Spanish; the documentation is available in many languages. 
  • MythTV - Linux PVR (personal video recorder) software. Note: as of January 2006 an information and documentation wiki for MythTV has started. See: 
  • MythTV Forum - - The Myth-TV users community forum; available in English, French, German, and Spanish. 
  • NewsForge Article - "MythTV: Easy Personal Video Recording with Linux" - A summary article about MythTV PVR software; includes many helpful resource links. (2005) 
  • OGMRip - An application and a set of libraries for ripping and encoding DVD into AVI or OGM files using a wide variety of codecs; for GNOME 2. 
  • Ogle DVD Player - An open source DVD player; latest version is 0.9.2, 2003. 
  • OpenAL - A cross-platform 3D audio API appropriate for use with gaming applications and many other types of audio applications. 
  • PhpDvr - A digital video recorder for Linux; features include: remote control motion detection, full record history, record management, live monitoring and configuration from a web browser. 
  • Quasar DV Codec Home Page - A software decoder for DV format video, as defined by the IEC 61834 and SMPTE 314M standards. DV is the encoding format used by consumer-grade digital camcorders; latest release is 0.104, 2004-11-29. 
  • Quicktime for Linux - A convenient way to read and write uncompressed Quicktime movies on Linux. 
  • Stony Brook Video Server project - 1999 Master's thesis but still contains very useful information. 
  • Swfdec - A library for rendering Flash (tm) animations and games. 
  • TVNow for Linux - A program that displays the North American satellite and network TV Listings that are provided by the TVNOW company. 
  • The DVD Rip Site - A full-featured DVD copy program written in Perl; an easy-to-use Gtk+ GUI to control almost all aspects of the ripping and transcoding process. 
  • The Drip Project - DVD to DIVX conversion - A DVD transcoder for Linux with a Gnome environment. 
  • The aviManager Homepage - A movie database for large movie (DivX,DVD,...) collections written in Perl. 
  • The dvdauthor Homepage - A set of tools to generate DVD files for playback on a stand-alone DVD player. 
  • The oKle Home Page - KDE 3.x DVD Player - Last version is 0.4, 2003. 
  • Totem - The official movie player of the GNOME desktop environment based on Xine-lib or GStreamer. 
  • Transcode - A Linux text-console utility for video streams; video encoding suite. 
  • Varsha - Making DVD on Linux - A DVD authoring tool for Linux. 
  • Vgrabbj - Video Stream Grabber - This app. is used to grab single images from a video4linux device (e.g. webcam) and store it in a file (jpg/png). Latest version is 0.96, 2004. 
  • Video Disk Recorder - Instructions for a home-built digital satellite receiver and video recorder; latest version is 1.1.4, 2006-06-11. 
  • Video Whale Project - An implementation of video-wall that uses GStreamer and Xinerama. 
  • VideoLAN - VLC Media Player - A cross-platform media player which can also act as a server to stream a wide variety of formats including MPEG 1,2, and 4, dvds, satellite and ground-based digital TV.  
  • Videotrans - A set of scripts to convert movies in any format to a DVD-compatible VOB format and then combine one or more of these movies into a complete DVD with a movie selection menu. 
  • WebVCR+ - Web interface to record TV shows on a hard drive. 
  • Welcome to Veejay - Video Editing & Visual Instrument - A real-time video sampler and interactive video instrument. 
  • XMovie - Intended for uncompressed movie playback, nonstandard output from Cinelerra, and testing decoder libraries. 
  • XdTV - Software to watch, record, and stream TV which supports the bttv, bktr, and dvb APIs. 
  • Xine - A free multimedia player; plays CDs, DVDs, and VCDs; decodes multimedia files from local disk drives, and displays multimedia streamed over the Internet.  
  • :: Home of the XviD codec - Software for video compression. 
  • ZoneMinder - Linux Video Camera and CCTV Security with Motion Detection - A Linux-based motion detection system
  • Additional links can be found here

Last update: 09:05 AM Wednesday, February 14, 2007


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