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TV / Video / DVD
DVDRTOOLS - DVDRECORD  - is a fork of cdrtools, with the primary goal of supporting writable DVD drives. dvdrtools is released under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) v2.

Cdrecord / Cdrecord-ProDVD  - Cdrecord allows you to create CD's on a CD-Recorder. Cdrecord-ProDVD supports CD-R(W), DVD-R and DVD-RW with all known DVD- writers. Version 2.01a11 and newer support DVD+R/DVD+RW in addition.

DVD+RW/+R for Linux  - This site is not about video. The scope of this page is computer storage applications, things like backup, archiving, data exchange... The downloadable files are an optional Linux 2.4 kernel DVD+RW patch and a couple of user-land utilities dubbed as dvd+rw-tools.

X-CD-Roast  - allows even the unexperienced user to create or copy a CD, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW with a few mouse clicks in a intuitive and nice looking GUI.

Graveman!  - is a GPL frontend for : cdrecord, mkisofs, readcd, sox, flac, dvd+rw-format / dvd+rw-tools and cdrdao.

BashBurn  - is the new name for the cd burning shell script Magma. It's not the best looking CD-burning application out there, but it does what you want it to do.

K3b  - is a GUI frontend to the cd recording programs cdrdao and cdrecord. It's aim is to provide a very user friendly interface to all the tasks that come with cd recording.

Brasero  - is a application to burn CD/DVD for the Gnome Desktop. It is designed to be as simple as possible and has some unique features to enable users to create their discs easily and quickly.

Much more CD & DVD burning frontends  - you can find in the Downloads - Audio / Music section (KOnCD, Nero Linux, cdw, Graveman!, BashBurn, Xfburn, gcombust, Gnome Toaster, CDRBQ, libburnia, ...).

transcode  - The "Linux Video Stream Processing Tool" is a linux text-console utility for video stream processing, running on a platform that supports shared libraries and threads.

AcidRip  - is an automated front end for MPlayer / Mencoder written in Perl, using Gtk::Perl for a graphical interface. Makes encoding a DVD just one button click.

dvd::rip  - is a Perl Gtk+ based DVD copy program build on top of a low level DVD Ripping API, which uses the "Linux Video Stream Processing Tool" transcode.

Zattoo  - has developed a software program that allows you to watch TV on your computer. All you need is a broadband connection and a current operating system (Windows XP or Vista, Mac OS X, or Linux). The service is legal and free of charge. To watch live TV on your PC, simply download the Zattoo Player, register, and get channel-surfing.

KWinTV  - is a TV application for the K Desktop Environment (KDE) based on the Video4Linux interface. kWinTV allows you to watch TV in a window on your PC screen using a TV card which is supported by a Video4Linux - based driver. Since kWinTV is (almost fully) integrated into the KDE it gives you some additional comfort and features like an easy to use User Interface, easy configuration and others.

LinuxTV  - This website is a platform for the development of open source software for digital television (DVB, DTV) receivers, Linux DVD players and tools to stream audio and video to the net.

xawtv  - is a small suite of video4linux related software. xawtv can handle both v4l1 and v4l2 interfaces. It does also support the Xvideo extention (XFree86 4.0) and the FreeBSD / OpenBSD bktr driver.

Xawdecode  - is a fork of xawtv that allows you to watch TV and make use of plugin extensions. It interacts with AleVT for Teletext and Nxtvepg for NextView, and uses the video4linux API.

OpenShot Video Editor  - is an open-source, non-linear video editor for Linux.

Cinecutie  - is a video editor and composer for Linux.

Kdenlive  - is a free and open-source intuitive and powerful multi-track video editor for GNU/Linux and FreeBSD.

Zapping  - is a TV viewer for the Gnome desktop. With Zapping and a TV card you can watch TV, take screenshots, and record video and audio. Zapping has a Teletext viewer built in and supports Closed Caption and Teletext subtitles. Got a remote control? Zapping supports LIRC too.

Kmediagrab  - is a front end to some of mplayer/ mencoder features. In detail it grabs audio/ video from a DVD , a Tv video card and translate a video file from one format to another. It's intended for the medium user who wants to use its video card as a vi.

VLC  - (initially VideoLAN Client) is a highly portable multimedia player for various audio and video formats (MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, DivX, mp3, ogg, ...) as well as DVDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

MPlayer  - is a movie player for LINUX. It plays most MPEG, VOB, AVI, OGG / OGM, VIVO, ASF / WMA / WMV, QT / MOV / MP4, FLI, RM, NuppelVideo, YUV4MPEG, FILM, RoQ, PVA files.

Xine  - is a free multimedia player. It plays back CDs, DVDs, and VCDs. It also decodes multimedia files like AVI, MOV, WMV, and MP3 from local disk drives, and displays multimedia streamed over the Internet. It interprets many of the most common multimedia formats available -- and some of the most uncommon formats, too. All those features come in a reusable library (xine-lib) which can easily be embedded in your applications.

Miro  - is a free HD video player. It can play almost any video file and offers over 6,000 free internet TV shows and video podcasts. Miro has a simple, gorgeous interface designed for fullscreen HD video. Miro is 100% free and open source, developed by a non-profit organization and volunteers around the world.

Bangarang  - (Bangarang - a Jamaican word for noise, chaos or disorder) is a KDE media player.

libdvdcss  - is a simple library designed for accessing DVDs like a block device without having to bother about the decryption.

3GP/AMR multimedia converter for linux  - 3gp converter is the frontend, that uses ffmpeg to convert video files in the 3gp format, which is used by mobile phones.It has very nice graphical user interface,and you can set custom encoding parameters for video streams, such as resolution,aspect ratio,cropping,bitrate, framerate, used codec (h263, mpeg4), and one or two pass encoding. For audio streams, bitrate, samplerate (AAC only),stereo of mono sound (AAC only),audio volume(fade in,fade out), and audio codec (amr_nb, AAC) can be chosen, you can encode AMR audio files(can be usefull for old mobiles).Also you can cantrol priority of encoding,set size and time limits of encoded file, and more.

Moonlight  - is an open source implementation of Microsoft's Silverlight, primarily for Linux and other Unix/X11 based operating systems. In September of 2007, Microsoft and Novell announced a technical collaboration that includes access to Microsoft's test suites for Silverlight and the distribution of a Media Pack for Linux users that will contain licensed media codecs for video and audio.

Moonlight for Debian  - Debian is tracking the packaging process of Moonlight here.

Video Disk Recorder (VDR)  - describes how to build your own digital satellite receiver and video disk recorder.

Network-Integrated Multimedia Middleware (NMM)  - provides an architecture that allows to create distributed multimedia application easily: local and remote multimedia devices or software components can be controlled transparently and integrated into a common multimedia processing flow graph. NMM is implemented in C++, and distributed under the LGPL.

Freevo  - is an open-source home theatre PC platform and a number of open-source audio/video tools. Freevo can be used both for a standalone PVR computer with a TV+remote, as well as on a regular desktop computer using the monitor and keyboard.

MythTV  - is a homebrew PVR project. It's been under heavy development for over a year, and is now quite useable and featureful. Pre-compiled binaries are available for a number of distributions.

PiTiVi  - is an open source video editor, written in Python and based on GStreamer and GTK+. Taking into account the fact that not everybody has the same knowledge of video editing, nor the same needs, PiTIVi provides several ways of creating and modifying a timeline. Ranging from a simple synopsis view (a-la iMovie) to the full-blown editing view (aka Complex View) which puts you in complete control of your editing.

Kino  - is a non-linear DV (digital video) editor for GNU/Linux. It features integration with IEEE-1394 for capture, VTR control, and recording back to the camera. It captures video to disk in RawDV and AVI format, in both type-1 DV and type-2 DV (separate audio stream) encodings. You can load multiple video clips, cut and paste portions of video/audio, and save to an edit decision list (SMIL XML format). Most edit and navigation commands are mapped to equivalent vi key commands. Also, Kino can load movies and export the composite movie in a number of formats: DV over IEEE 1394, Raw DV, DV AVI, still frames, WAV, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and DivX. Still frame export uses Imlib1, which has built-in support for PPM, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, and whatever your ImageMagick installation supports.

wxCam  - is a webcam application for linux. It supports video recording (in an avi uncompressed and Xvid format), snapshot taking, and some special commands for philips webcams, so you can also use the program for astronomy purposes. It supports both video4linux 1 and 2 drivers, so it should work on a very large number of devices.


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