[Novalug] Video converter
Bryan J. Smith
b.j.smith at ieee.org
Tue Oct 6 14:35:55 EDT 2009
Okay, because I'm the idiot here ... let me point out that was 1 search.
I was thinking that people could "follow my lead" and do more searches.
I was merely pointing to FreshMeat, with an example.
The problem with e-mail is that people don't differentiate between different
approaches. What some might think is playful, "hey, do you remember that
FreshMeat exists?" is taken as arrogant sarcasm.
Which is why I shouldn't even bother pointing things out. I can't be playful.
I can't be direct. I can't do anything without such.
Yes, I personally use Handbrake for ripping/encoding. I then use a couple
of DVD menu programs. All GUIs. I use a couple of scripts I wrote too, for
batch work. Freshmeat is far from perfect, and takes a couple searches.
But I don't try to tell people what to use, much less guilt people for Windows.
As I said, there are options. Try them out, see what does and doesn't work.
That's all I can suggest. Sorry for the added humor.
From: John Franklin <franklin at elfie.org>
On Oct 6, 2009, at 1:54 PM, Bryan J. Smith wrote:
>Whoa! Lo'n behold ...
>A lot of this stuff is over five (5) years old.
That link returned a grand total of 7 hits, broken down we have:
* 2 VoIP applications
* 1 ffmpeg front end for Mac OS X (that I've used and would only recommend it if your alternative is doing ffmpeg via SMS on a RAZR with a wonky 6 key)
* 1 that processes video to "detect shots" (crime prevention? photo shoot video taping?) No home page, no downloads.
* 1 that specifically creates video for mobile phones (3gpp)
Of the two that might fit, the first one Xmffmpeg has a home page now owned by a squatter, and thus instantly disqualified. The second one WinFF is primarily written for Windows, but they bothered to do a GTK port. By just the name i ignored it entirely the first time through the list assuming it was a Windows only program. Based on the screen shots, this might be workable, but I have little hope of it being a "good" solution.
There really isn't a good linux front-end for video conversion to DVD. I wish there were.
Interestingly enough, Handbrake doesn't even show up. HB doesn't create DVDs, but it does use ffmpeg.
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