The VideoLAN Server (VLS) can stream MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and MPEG-4 files, DVDs, digital satellite channels, digital terrestial television channels, and live videos on a network in unicast or multicast. A VideoLAN Client (VLC) or a set top box can receive the stream, decode, and display it.
dvd-slideshow makes a video slideshow with from a batch of pictures. The output can be in FLV, MP4, or DVD format. It consists of a set of scripts: dvd-slideshow reads a text file list of all the pictures you want in one slideshow and creates a movie with your audio tracks and specified timing. It supports effects such as fades, crops, and the Ken Burns effect. dvd-menu makes a top-level DVD menu with the output files from dvd-slideshow. dir2slideshow makes a dvd-slideshow input file from a directory of pictures. gallery2slideshow makes the input file from your Gallery album. The output is fed through dvdauthor to create DVDs.
pHash is an implementation of various perceptual hashing algorithms. A perceptual hash is a fingerprint of a multimedia file derived from various features from its content. Unlike cryptographic hash functions that rely on the avalanche effect of small changes in input leading to drastic changes in the output, perceptual hashes are "close" to one another if the features are similar. Potential applications include copyright protection, similarity searches for media files, or even digital forensics.
Weboob is a project that provides several applications (console or graphical) to interact with a lot of Web sites. There are more than 90 supported Web sites and 20 applications to view bank accounts, get bills, drag on dating Web sites, search and play videos, display the weather, read news, show train timelines, search torrents, interact with bug trackers, edit a wiki, listen to radio, view and download image galleries, look for a new home, and perform other useful tasks.
Minitube is a YouTube application for Mac, Linux, and Windows. With it, you can watch YouTube videos in a new way: you type a keyword, and Minitube gives you an endless video stream. Minitube does not require the Flash Player. It is not about cloning the original YouTube Web interface, but strives to create a new TV-like experience.
Andromeda turns collections of MP3s into fully-featured streaming Web sites. Many other file formats are supported, including: WMA, OGG, MPG, AVI, and WMV. It can be used as a personal jukebox on a local network or over the Internet (bandwidth permitting). It works well with PHP-Nuke, PostNuke, and phpWebSite. Additional features include skins, custom playlists, logons/accounts, and a search tool. Andromeda is also multilingual, speaking English, German, Russian, Dutch, Spanish, and many other languages. No database is required. ASP and PHP versions are available.
MozPlugger is a modification of Plugger, a very small multimedia plugin for the Unix versions of Netscape, Mozilla, and Opera which uses external programs to show and play many file formats. This modification fixes bugs which occurred with Mozilla 1.x and allows a player to stream a media file directly from the URL.