Digital Video

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Codecs / formats

AVI

H.264

MPEG2

MPEG4

Ogg Theora

Software

All available with Ubuntu unless otherwise noted.

blender is an integrated 3d suite for modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, interactive creation and playback (games)

Camtasia (Windows) screen recorder

clive Video extraction utility for YouTube, Google Video and other video sites Command-line and fullscreen console program that extracts videos from YouTube, Google Video and other video sites. It supports embedded video extraction, and can be used with an external encoder (e.g. ffmpeg) to re-encode the extracted videos to different video formats (e.g. avi, mpeg, flv). dvgrab

ffmpeg This package contains the ffplay multimedia player, the ffserver streaming server and the ffmpeg audio and video encoder. They support most existing file formats (AVI, MPEG, OGG, Matroska, ASF...) and encoding formats (MPEG, DivX, MPEG4, AC3, DV...).

ffmpegthumbnailer

flash player (Adobe)

gimp - lets you draw, paint, edit images, and much more! GIMP includes the functionality and plug-ins of other famous image editing and processing programs.

gimp-gap - GAP is a collection of plug-ins to extend the GIMP with capabilities to edit and create animations and movies as sequences of single frames. It adds a Video menu to image windows in the GIMP.

iriverter converts video for use on various multimedia players. iriverter is a cross-platform frontend to mencoder designed to facilitate the conversion of almost any video format to one that is playable on various multimedia players.

Macromedia StudioMX (now Adobe) including

  • Director
  • Fireworks
  • Freehand

mplayer mencoder MPlayer's Movie Encoder A simple movie encoder, designed to encode MPlayer-playable movies (AVI/ASF/OGG/DVD/VCD/VOB/MPG/MOV/VIV/FLI/RM/NUV/NET) to other MPlayer-playable formats. It can encode with various codecs, like DivX4 (1 or 2 passes), libavcodec, PCM/MP3/VBRMP3 audio. Also has stream copying and video resizing abilities.

MPlayer's Movie Encoder A simple movie encoder, designed to encode MPlayer-playable movies (AVI/ASF/OGG/DVD/VCD/VOB/MPG/MOV/VIV/FLI/RM/NUV/NET) to other MPlayer-playable formats. It can encode with various codecs, like DivX4 (1 or 2 passes), libavcodec, PCM/MP3/VBRMP3 audio. Also has stream copying and video resizing abilities.

pandora - GIMP Plugin that arranges images for creation of panoramic images. Pandora uses gradients, and overlays to blend the images, allowing a seamless appearance.

python-urlgrabber

pyvnc2swf capture screen via vnc and convert to swf movies

totem is a simple yet featureful media player for GNOME which can read a large number of file formats.

xine

Hardware

Osprey 210 which uses the Bt878 chipset. http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/html_single/BTTV/