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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’.

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#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

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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).

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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.

How to Play ARF file on Ubuntu 10.04-Linux

Play ARF file by Converting them to mp4
ARF i.e Advanced Recording Format is a format recorded by NBR(Network Based Recording).For Ubuntu or other Linux versions currently no player is available which can play .arf files i.e WebEx(Player used to play and convert arf and wrf formats) is not supported on Linux based system or Ubuntu 10.04.That’s why to play arf file only one option is available and that is to convert the arf format to mp4 or swf or other simple formats.So you can use a converter tool “NBR2MP4” to generate mp4(That we can play Using VLC player) file from arf.
Playing ARF format by converting them to mp4 : Ubuntu 10.04 ,Linux based systems

NBR2MP4 is a simple tool and converter that can be used to convert arf formats to mp4 formats.You can install it from command line in few steps(It’s very simple).
Download arf converter for Ubuntu 10.04 and other Linux distros
download nbr2mp4 for ubuntu

Install ARF converter on Ubuntu 10.04 or on linux

1. After downloading the nbr2mp4.tar file,extract it to any directory e.g extra_softwares.It will create a directory nbr2_mp4 and a script file nbr2mp4.sh.

2. Then Make the file nbr2mp4.sh executable by typing this command on the terminal-
rkjha@rkjha-desktop:~/extra_softwares$ chmod +x ./nbr2mp4.sh

3. Next,Install the converter by typing the command-
rkjha@rkjha-desktop:~/extra_softwares$ ./nbr2mp4.sh
Type the directory where you want to install the software[/home/rkjha/extra_softwares]:

Extracting files…
Installation is complete.

When it will ask “Type the directory where you want to install….” then just hit enter to install in the current directory(extra_softwares).

4. That’s All…You have installed the arf to mp4 converter successfully..

Converting ARF format to MP4: Ubuntu-Linux

Now,first go to the directory nbr_2mp4 created in extra_softwares(The Directory where you installed the nbr2mp4).next,use the following command to convert format-
./nbr2mp4 SOURCE [MP4-DIRECTORY] [FPS]

Where SOURCE means the name of the arf file which you want to convert and don’t forget to specify pathname if it is in the different directory.MP4-DIRECTORY stands for the output file i.e filename.mp4,it’s name will be same as arf file except the extension of .mp4(Use ./ to generate in the same directory as of input file).In FPS(Frame Per Second) field you can specify between 3 to 10(Default value is 5).The quality of the mp4 file(output file) is directly proportional to the FPS.

e.g rkjha@rkjha-desktop:~/extra_softwares/nbr2_mp4$ ./nbr2mp4 tutorial1.arf ./ 8
Converting /home/rkjha/extra_softwares/nbr2_mp4/tutorial1.arf to /home/rkjha/extra_softwares/nbr2_mp4/./tutorial1.mp4
Retrieving video data, fps=8…

video converter for ubuntu 11.04

video converter for ubuntu 10.04

Video Format Conversion Tool for Ubuntu 10.04
For Ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx), the recommended video converter is Transmageddon Video Transcoder.The main purposes of this software is to help peoples in creating different formats of files so that they can play on their mobile devices without much effort.Transmageddon is very easy to use with a simple and easy to use user interface(GUI). It has support for almost all common files formats and you can directly choose the mobile devices(i.e for Sony PSP or Nokia OR Apple Ipod Nano or Sony Playstation3 or Motorola KRZR K1v) from the options and it will automatically geneate the required format.The full list of supported Codecs(Containers,Audio and Video encoders) are

  • Ogg
  • AVI
  • flv
  • MPEG TS
  • MPEG4
  • Quick Time
  • MXT
  • MP3
  • AAC
  • FLAC
  • Vorbis
  • Theora
  • MPEG2
  • xvid
  • DivX5
  • Dirac

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Install video converter-Transmageddon Video Transcoder on Ubuntu

  1. Open Ubuntu Software Center(USC) from Aplications.
  2. Search for “Transmageddon” or “Video Transcoder” in the quick search bar.
  3. Click on install button to proceed for installation;it may ask you to enter your login password(Ubuntu 10.04 user account) if so then enter.
  4. Downloading and installing process will finish within few minutes.
  5. That’s All…Now open it from Applications->Sound & Video->Transmageddon Video Transcoder…..

Also visit https://xpstopdf.net  for converting *.xps documents to *.pdf format. It’s a free web based tool.