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Video Converter for Ubuntu 11.04

we uses a lot video file formats in our daily life, but probably with different devices (e.g ipod, PC, iPhone..), so the devices need the input files in specific formats (or in their native file formats), that’s where the video converters are required. Video Converter simply convert a video file format in to another video file format. so it acts like a format conversion tool.

On Ubuntu 11.04 (natty Narwhal), a lot of free and open source softwares are available in package repository but only few of them are quite usable. This post will explain about a simple video converter – ‘Transmageddon’ that you can find in Ubuntu Software Center, so the installation will be quite easy (Actually Installing Application or softwares in Ubuntu or most of the Linux Distribution, is very easy nowadays, Linux based Distros are becoming much user friendly due to the arrival of Ubuntu and Linux Mint).

Transmageddon – Video Converter for Ubuntu 11.04

Transmageddon is a video converter (of course it’s free and open source) specially developed for generating video file formats, for mobile devices. it’s very use, specify the input file and select the mobile device for which you want to generate output file. Most common supported video file formats are –

  • AVI
  • FLV
  • MP3
  • FLAC
  • Vorbis
  • DivX5
  • MPEG 4
  • Quick Time

Installing Transmageddon Video Transcoder/Converter on Ubuntu 11.04

#1  : Open Ubuntu Software Center and search for ‘transmageddon’ or ‘video converter’.


#2 : Select Transmageddon from the search result.

#3 : click on install button (Enter the login password, if required) and wait for the installation to complete.

Transmageddon Video Converter


how to install handbrake on ubuntu 10.10

What is Handbrake ?

A free open source software that will generate required video format(for the most of the common devices) from the particular source formats.Basically it is a video converter that you can use on Ubuntu 10.10(Maverick Meerkat)/10.04(Lucid Lynx) to transcode the target video type for ipod,iphone and mobile devices at zero cost! Actually Most of the Windows users don’t want to try Ubuntu 10.10 because they feel uncomfortable with the incompatibility problem of their favorite devices/Applications with Linux Environment,so handbrake is very useful for a lot of users.The Latest release is Handbrake 0.9.5,released on Jan,2011.

Features of Handbrake Video/Audio Converter

  • it’s available for All platforms e.g windows,Linux,Mac.
  • it is a multithreaded video converter
  • Handbrake supports DVD,VOB,blue ray formats as input
  • it can convert the source file in to variety of formats e.g mp4(m4v),mkv,MPEG-4(ffmpeg),Theora(libtheora),mp3,AAC,Vorbis etc.
  • Live Video Preview
  • video cropping and scaling
  • subtitles,srt,ssa etc
  • + a lot of extra features

handbrake on Ubuntu

Installing Handbrake video transcoder on Ubuntu 10.10

#1 : Download the .deb(Debian Package) of the handbrake software(Debian because here I’m dealing with Ubuntu 10.10,if you are using other flavor of Linux then choose the appropriate package from the list).

Download Handbrake for Ubuntu 10.10

or go to it’s official website.

#2 : After downloading the correct package,open it with Ubuntu Software Center;click on install to proceed.

#4 : When the installation is complete,go to the Applications menu and start using it.

For,Ubuntu a lot of free open source video converters/tools are available and all have some distinct features so try out alternative apps if some one doesn’t work well for you.If you have any idea regarding the open source video transcoding tools then you might want to share it though comments.Have Fun!!

convert video to ipod format

convert video to ipod format in linux

Video Converter tools or softwares are very demanded thesedays due to the ipods craze.So this post will explain about a free video converter software,so that GNU/Linux users(e.g Ubuntu 9.10/10.04/10.10 desktop users) can convert videos to various ipod formats.The name of that application is TLF(Thin Liquid Film).

convert video to ipod format

Thin Liquid Film(TLF) : Ipod Video Converter

By using Thin Liquid Film software,you can convert your video files into ipod file formats very quickly on Linux based operating system.It’s is written in pyqt so it works seamlessly on KDE desktops,but you can also use it on Gnome(or other desktops) Desktop after installing its dependencies.Hence it works well as a free and efficient video converter for Linux based os.
Features of TLF

  • Display Details about source video files
  • Options to configure output quality settings
  • show a preview of encoded video
  • easy way to change output settings for file(s).
  • It uses ffmpeg as the encoding engine
  • direct upload(to ipod) is very simple and fast

Requirements for TLF(Thin Liquid Film) applications

  • pyqt
  • ffmpeg
  • libgpod python bindings
  • mplayer

Download TLF

Install TLF
#1. To install TLF,first extract the downloaded(Link is given above ) package(*.bz2(how to extract rar/bz2 in Ubuntu)) by using commands or in GUI mode.(Assuming that you have installed all the dependencies as described in Requirements,if not then first install those dependencies from package manager(e.g from synaptic package manager in ubuntu 10.04/9.10 or earlier))

tar -jxpf *.tar.bz2     //for extracting archive file

#2. Then go to the directory where you see install.py file(script),and run the command –

sudo ./install.py

then enter your login password .Wait…for the installation to complete.