Howto: Video Editing, Converting, & Recording in Ubuntu

Hi! Let's start video editing!
I'll give You a few tips and a little information about this.
Note: It is recommended to install ffmpeg, mencoder ,libxvidcore4 and GStreamer because these are all used by many programs!

Easy way to install these: Last updated/checked:21-08-2007


sudo apt-get install gstreamer0.8-a52dec gstreamer0.8-aa gstreamer0.8-audiofile gstreamer0.8-cdio gstreamer0.8-dv gstreamer0.8-dvd gstreamer0.8-faac gstreamer0.8-faad gstreamer0.8-misc gstreamer0.10-alsa gstreamer0.10-doc gstreamer0.10-esd gstreamer0.10-ffmpeg gstreamer0.10-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer0.10-gl gstreamer0.10-gnomevfs gstreamer0.10-gnonlin gstreamer0.10-gnonlin-dev gstreamer0.10-pitfdll gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-dbg gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-doc gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad-multiverse-dbg gstreamer0.10-plugins-base gstreamer0.10-plugins-base-apps gstreamer0.10-plugins-base-dbg gstreamer0.10-plugins-base-doc gstreamer0.10-plugins-farsight gstreamer0.10-plugins-good gstreamer0.10-plugins-good-dbg gstreamer0.10-plugins-good-doc gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-dbg gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-doc gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse gstreamer0.10-plugins-ugly-multiverse-dbg gstreamer0.10-sdl gstreamer0.10-tools gstreamer0.10-x gstreamer-tools irb1.8 liba52-0.7.4 libbreakpoint-ruby1.8 libcdaudio1 libcmdparse2-ruby1.8 libdaemonize-ruby1.8 libdvdnav4 libdvdread3 libfaac0 libfaad2-0 libfreebob0 libgems-ruby1.8 libglib2-ruby libgsm1 libgstreamer0.8-0 libgstreamer0.8-ruby libgstreamer0.10-0 libgstreamer0.10-0-dbg libgstreamer0.10-ruby1.8 libgstreamer-gconf0.8-0 libgstreamer-perl libgstreamer-plugins0.8-0 libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0 libgstreamer-plugins-pulse0.10-0 libid3tag0 libjack0.100.0-0 libjinglebase0.3-0 libjinglep2p0.3-0 libjinglexmllite0.3-0 libjinglexmpp0.3-0 liblame0 liblog4r-ruby1.8 libmad0 libmjpegtools0c2a libmms0 libmp4v2-0 libmpcdec3 libmpeg2-4 libncurses-ruby1.8 libopenssl-ruby1.8 libpulse0 libquicktime0 libreadline-ruby1.8 libruby1.8 libruby1.8-dbg libruby1.8-extras libsidplay1 libsoundtouch1c2 libswfdec0.3 libwavpack1 libxvidcore4 libxvidcore4-dev rdoc1.8 ruby1.8 ruby ffmpeg mencoder mplayer xvid4conf

DVD ripping:

Currently there are four program for this:

Quite well featured program. It usually works. Easy to use and install.
Uses xvid, x264 and others.
More: crop, scale.
I advise this for everybody.
Install: Last updated/checked:21-08-2007

sudo apt-get install acidrip
Thoggen DVD ripper:
I tested this: Passed.
Can crop.
Problem: Export to ogg theora video only.
Install: Last updated/checked:21-08-2007

sudo apt-get install thoggen
I haven't tested yet.
Install: Last updated/checked:21-08-2007

sudo apt-get install dvd95
This is the advanced tool for ripping. There are a lot of features in it:
-export to ogg,avi,mpg(uses ffmpeg, xvid and others)
-uses mp3&ac3 audio codec, with multiple audio tracks
-might rip subtitles(haven't tested)
-crop frame
I advise this for skilled people.
Install: Last updated/checked:21-08-2007

sudo apt-get install dvdrip subtitleripper xvid4conf lsdvd ogmtools fping hal
and install the attached .deb!(needed for subtitles)

Creating a video disc:

.mpg/.avi(divx,xvid)/(perhaps more)->DVD/VCD/SVCD/CVD/DivX,MPEG-4
DeVeDe3.01 does all of this. And it is simple to use! 3.01 makes menu automatically!
Download link: Last updated/checked:21-08-2007

Feisty users might need a fix for Mencoder to convert .mpg files:
Download link: Last updated/checked:21-08-2007
Install steps:
1.Unpack it
2.Open terminal
3.type cd (directory where you extracted) Example: cd '/home/nandor/Desktop/mplayer_fixed'

sudo ./
5.type your password
=;Only use if the output of .mpg files isn't enjoyable.(I meant if the sound is HORRIBLE!)=;

Video file compressing/converting:
.avi->.mpg/.mpg->avi and much more!;)
Lots of filters:
-interlacing:yadif,mcDeinterlace,Deinterlace,DGBob, etc.
-colors:Mplayer eq2,Mplayer hue,contrast,luma equalizer,etc.
-noise:Mplayer denoise3d,Mplayer hqdn3d,FluxSmooth,etc.
-misc:Blend remover,Hard pulldown removal,etc.
Download link: Last updated/checked:21-08-2007

DVD-video disc with customizable menu:
.mpg/.avi(divx,xvid)/(perhaps more)->DVD+advanced,customizable menu
ManDVD is a nice program for this.
Download link: Last updated/checked:21-08-2007

This is my favorite multimedia software because it is totally reliable!
Before download need to know:
-Kino 1.0.0 automatically found the IEEE 1394 port on my computer.:)
1.0.0 download link (i386): Last updated/checked:21-08-2007
1.0.0 download link (amd64): Last updated/checked:21-08-2007

-I had to give permissions to Kino 1.1.1 to capture from firewire.:(
1.1.1 download link: Last updated/checked:21-08-2007

Giving permissions to Kino:
If Kino wants raw1394 to be loaded and permissions to it, type:

sudo chown user name /dev/raw1394
Don't forget to change user name to your name!

Kino can:
-capture in 4:3 or 16:9, PAL or NTSC
-capture from firewire port(IEEE 1394)
-edit the captured files
-save projects in SMIL 2.0/Kino 0.9.1 XML/MJPEG Tools ELI/SRT subtitle
-add effects
-import .mpg/.avi/.ogg Theora Video files/perhaps more
-export files to IEEE 1394
-export files to .dv(uncompressed video,approximately 9GB/40min)
-export files to .mpg(many options)
-export to still images to .jpg
-export audio .wav/.mp2(with MJPEG mp2enc)/.mp3(with lame)/.ogg(with oggenc)

FFMPEG external encoder:
-export to .vob(DVD-Video) Dual or Single pass
-export to .flv Dual Pass
-export to H.264 MP4 Dual or Single Pass
-export to MPEG-4 AVI Dual or Single Pass
-export to VCD

Mencoder external encoder:
-export to XviD MPEG-4 AVI Single Pass(I think the best);)

One problem::neutral:
Kino captures in .dv so you need approximately 30GB to record 120min and more space to export! And don't capture more than 120min into one file. Kino might make a mistake.

External encoders:
Use the first Code, on the top of this page.

Cinelerra is a software like Kino. The difference is that Cinelerra is difficult to control and buggy a bit! This has mutitrack mode.
However here is a download link(i386): Last updated/checked:21-08-2007

LIVES is a software like Kino too. The difference is that LIVES is very slow, quite difficult to use and so buggy! It has multitrack mode!
However You can download it from here: Last updated/checked:21-08-2007

MythTV is a multimedia tool. It uses PCTV cards. It records,edits .mpg and others.
I haven't found it in .deb packages so here is its home page: Last updated/checked:21-08-2007

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