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Arista - Multimedia Transcoder for GNOME

Arista is an easy-to-use multimedia transcoder for the GNOME desktop. It focuses on the goal of transcoding media, namely the devices you wish to play the media on. It is designed for use by people who are not familiar with audio and video encoding and want an easy way to get multimedia to their devices. It supports input from DVD and V4L devices as well as regular files.

Arista Features:
  * Presets for iPod, computer, DVD player, PSP, Playstation 3, and more
  * Live preview to see encoded quality
  * Automatically discover available DVD media and Video 4 Linux (v4l) devices
  * Rip straight from DVD media easily (requires libdvdcss)
  * Rip straight from v4l devices
  * Simple terminal client for scripting
  * Automatic preset updating

Arista Requirement:
Arista is written in Python and requires the bindings for GTK+ 2.16 or newer, GStreamer, GConf, GObject, Cairo, and DBus. If you are an Ubuntu user this means you need to be using at least Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty). The GStreamer plugins required depend on the presets available, but at this time you should have gst-plugins-good, gst-plugins-bad, gst-plugins-ugly, and gst-ffmpeg. If you are on Ubuntu don't forget to install the multi-verse packages.

Installing Arista:
OpenSuSe user can install Arista using "1-click" installer - here
Ubuntu user can install Arista using command: sudo apt-get install arista


Anonymous said...

Or if you're looking for something similar...
Try HandBrake

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