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FOSS video software for all your needs

Filed under: Software and Technology by Hari
Posted on Wed, Jan 14, 2009 at 22:18 IST (last updated: Thu, May 7, 2009 @ 21:12 IST)

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Well, if you want to set up a simple video editing and post-production studio with Linux for non-professional use, here's a list of all you need.

Mencoder/MPlayer - probably the best known FOSS media suite, this is your best bet when it comes to post-processing/converting/enhancing and playing back your video files and putting them together. With Mencoder, you can not only convert between formats, you can also apply filters to videos to enhance visual quality. You might also consider using my Mencoder GUI, BiaMove to make things a tad easier.

DeVeDe - Create Video CDs and Video DVDs effortlessly from video files of any format with this simple GUI tool. You can also create simple DVD menus using this program and store the results in a BIN/CUE or ISO file.

Kdenlive - an advanced non-linear video editing front-end for KDE which might make it easier to put together a full-length movie from a series of video clips. You can even make a video slide show from still graphic images using this tool.

K3b - To burn your video CDs/DVDs to a disk to play on your home system or share with friends.

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4 comment(s)

  1. Sorry I haven't been around much. I'm much busier since I started the business. Free time is now a luxury.

    Comment by RT Cunningham (visitor) on Thu, Jan 15, 2009 @ 07:07 IST #
  2. I have also been busy, RT, since I started studying Law. Haven't had much online time myself for a while.

    Comment by Hari (blog owner) on Thu, Jan 15, 2009 @ 07:13 IST #
  3. Hmm. I suppose I have been spoiled by having a Dad who has worked from home using Final Cut Pro. That is major over kill for youtube giggles and home movies though, and this looks like a good starting point of the things you'd need for video.

    Comment by titanium (visitor) on Thu, Jan 15, 2009 @ 16:36 IST #
  4. Sadly I don't own an Apple. Or should I say happily? I suppose it depends on your POV, but I've heard that Apple Macs are really the ultimate when it comes to professional media work.

    Comment by Hari (blog owner) on Thu, Jan 15, 2009 @ 19:43 IST #

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