KDE DVDAuthor Wizard will assist you while creating a DVD from one or more DVD-compatible MPEG-2 files. It is designed to be very easy to use. All you need to do is add one or more files to the playlist and answer the questions that follow. You can add a menu that will contain animated thumbnails of the files in the playlist. PAL and NTSC menus are supported, both in widescreen 16:9 and standard 4:3 format.
DVD Rip-O-Matic is a simple DVD-to-XviD ripping wizard that uses MEncoder to do the actual encoding. The wizard was designed to be very easy to use; it automatically detects the optimal settings. It should also produce very high quality AVI files, even if you have no idea what the settings mean and just use it in the next-next-next-finish way.
KmPg2 is a user-friendly MPEG2 encoding wizard which assists the user while creating high quality DVD compatible MPEG2 streams from any input video. It is designed to be easy to use, requiring little technical knowledge. The wizard uses the powerful video processing tools and the MPEG2 encoder from the MJPEGTools project. KmPg2 features a separate profiler, which can be used to interactively create custom preprocessing profiles for specific types of video material.
mp3togo is a command line tool for creating sets of low bit-rate MP3 or Ogg Vorbis files for use on a portable player. It reads MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, m4a, and WAV files, decodes and normalizes the file, and then encodes the file in the desired output type. This makes large archives of music compatible with generic portable players no matter what formats exist in the archive. The smaller, disposable files produced can be stored at a greater density on small capacity portable devices. Files can be specified on the command line or read from m3u files or a running instance of XMMS or Amarok. A cluster mode distributes the transcoding to local LAN nodes.
Oggify is a program that was written to help manage and convert FLAC audio files into other formats. It ships with MP3 and Ogg Vorbis support. It is intended to allow a user to have a directory tree of FLAC files, and be able to update a tree of MP3 or Ogg files as they add new FLAC files. It has an easy command-line interface with a variety of adjustable settings. It also features a plugin architecture to make it easy to add support for more formats.
CD Stack is an advanced CD ripping and encoding application. It features shortcuts for when you have a large number of discs to rip and allows precise control over MP3 encoding. It can optionally import songs into iTunes, complete with track information and cover art. It uses the LAME Encoder to encode MP3s. A Universal binary is available.