ZoneMinder is a suite of applications intended for use in video camera security applications, including theft prevention and child or family member monitoring. It supports capture, analysis, recording, and monitoring of video data coming from one or more video or network cameras attached to a Linux system. It also features a user-friendly Web interface which allows viewing, archival, review, and deletion of images and movies captured by the cameras. The image analysis system is highly configurable, permitting retention of specific events, while eliminating false positives. ZoneMinder supports both directly connected and network cameras and is built around the definition of a set of individual 'zones' of varying sensitivity and functionality for each camera. This allows the elimination of regions which should be ignored or the definition of areas which will alarm if various thresholds are exceeded in conjunction with other zones. All management, control, and other functions are supported through the Web interface.
wxCam is a webcam application for Linux. It supports video recording (in an uncompressed AVI format or Xvid format), snapshot taking, and some special commands for Philips webcams, so you can also use the program for astronomy purposes. It supports both video4linux 1 and 2 drivers.
Record TV is a system of scripts for recording TV on your Linux desktop PC. Record TV is designed to follow the Unix philosophy by attempting to do one thing well. It makes use of the cron and at commands to do the scheduling, and is flexible enough to work with lots of different UI styles. It concerns itself simply with understanding your TV listings and deciding which programs to record.
Videoporama (formerly known as Images2dvgui) is an application to make a video images slideshow. The supported export formats are DV (raw .dv and AVI), MPEG (VCD, SVCD, and DVD), FLV, and h264. The export resolution is from 384x288 to full 1080HD. It's possible to add multiples sound. It's possible to add images, titres and video sequences with transitions between sequences. The transition type can be defined for each sequence. There is also a Ken Burns effect, which zooms and travels over an image with multiple passage points and a fixed plan during the effect.
MJPG-streamer takes images from an input plugin and streams them to several output plugins. It is the successor of the UVC-streamer, so it supports Linux-UVC V4L2 compatible webcams as input plugins. The most popular output plugin is the HTTP daemon. It serves the JPEG input as an MJPEG stream or simple snapshots to a HTTP client like Firefox, VideoLanClient (VLC), or TCPMP. By using the camozola Java applet, browsers like Opera and Internet Explorer can also view the stream.
Vidrate is a tool for allowing multiple people to vote which video files of a database should be kept. This tool can help you to quickly free some space on your file server without specifically asking all the server's users which movies should be kept. The interface also allows you to mark videos as seen and to assign comments. Included is a cron job that periodically scans the video directory for new or deleted videos and also deletes videos that have the required number of votes.
Deejayd is a multi purpose media player that can be completely controlled through the network using XML messages. It suppports playlists, searching, and many media tags. It can playback many music and video formats using either its xine backend (recommended) or its GStreamer backend.