LiVES is a simple to use yet powerful video effects, editing, conversion, and playback system aimed at the digital video artist and VJ. It runs under Linux, BSD, Mac OS X/Darwin, IRIX, and openMosix. It is frame and sample accurate, can handle almost all types of video, and is fully extendable through plugins and the included plugin builder tool. It can also be controlled remotely using OSC.
ANDREW's Not a DVD Ripping and Encoding Wizard, but a command-line interface that simplifies the use of some programs to create AVI, Matroska, MP4, or OGM files from DVDs. ANDREW runs in interactive or batch mode; works on-the-fly or ripping DVDs to the hard drive; handles progressive, telecine, and interlaced NTSC and PAL formats; selects multiple audio and subtitle tracks by preferences or in full manual mode; splits movies into several files or encodes them by target size or video bit rate; and more.
OGMRip is an application and a set of libraries for ripping and encoding DVDs into AVI/OGM files using a wide variety of codecs. It relies on mplayer, mencoder, ogmtools, oggenc, and lame to perform its tasks. The GUI features a clean HIG-compliant GNOME 2 interface and tries to minimize (as much as possible) esoteric settings.
SubTimer is an easy-to-use subtitle editor based on SubStation Alpha, an abandoned freeware project for Windows. It features simple editing (cut, copy, paste, line split and merge, insert, and delete), time shifting for shifting a range of subtitles by a specified amount of time, timing based on an audio file (the audio wave is displayed on the screen, and the user can pick the start and end times by clicking on it), and UniCode support. It supports Substation Alpha (srt), SubRip (ssa), and plain text subtitle formats.
Linux Video Maker is application for generating DVD or (S)VCD structures that are ready to record on CD or DVD. It is a GUI for transcode, mplex, DVDAuthor, and few other programs. It makes the creation of DVDs and VCDs easier, especially for beginners. Linux Video Maker prevents many mistakes, especially in the conversion process, which can take a lot of time.
vidprofile is a collection of a few components that finds the best way to create MPEG video with mjpegtools. It fully characterizes mpeg2enc from mjpegtools and helps answer the question: given a file size limit, what are the best mpeg2enc options (and values) to use that give the highest possible quality MPEG video? mpeg2enc has an abundance of command line options, and each one tweaks the encoded output (some options tweak to larger degrees than others). vidprofile offers a set of tools to let the user fully test each of the options in mpeg2enc and quantify the output video's size and quality.
DVD95 is an GNOME application to convert DVD9 to DVD5 (4.7 GB). It needs no additional packages, since embedded versions of vamps and dvdauthor are included. The interface is pretty simple to use. The shrinking factor may be computed for best results, or an adaptive compression ratio method may be used. The DVD can be converted to a file tree or an ISO file. The result can be viewed in xine, vlc, or mplayer. Burning the converted image is done with third party software. The output can either include or omit the menus in the source.