Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Arista Transcoder - Video conversion tool for Ubuntu

Every now and then, you find it necessary to convert your video format to some other format to fit it into your mobile device, ipod or any other video player. If you're on windows you may use Videora, or Total Video converter. But when you're on Ubuntu, you may find it very difficult to find the right package. But here's one which's too good, very simple and very intuitive.

Arista Transcoder.

As its website says, it is the easiest way to convert your media. Arista comes with a whole lot of features.

Video formats it supports are : H.264, MPEG2, MPEG4/DivX, VP8, Theora, Flash Video.
And some of the audio formats are : AA3, Vorbis, OGG, FLAC, Speex and WAV.

If you're not sure of the format you want to convert it to, you can just right away select the device to which you're converting the file to. Just select any of the following device from the list: Android, Computer, DVD Player, iPhone/iPod/iPad, Nokia N Series or Web.

In addition to all this, you can create a video using your webcam directly and store it in any of the formats as said above. You can also create presets and store them and share them with others. You can visit the preset page of arista transcoder for more information. 

Installation Instruction

Arista Transcoder being Open-source, you can download the code from their website and compile it.

Or you can straight away download it from your Ubuntu Software Center.

Or in your terminal, you can just type in

sudo apt-get install arista
Hope that saves a lot of time for you.

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