What is good video editing software on Linux?

A video editor allows you to handle various post-production video editing jobs which typically involve arranging, cutting, pasting, trimming, and otherwise enhancing (e.g., adding effects to) video clips through the timeline interface. In modern video editing software, things like multi-codec import/transcoding, non-linear video editing, or even HD video support are pretty much standard nowadays. In […]
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How to watch live streaming video from the command line on Linux

There are quite a few popular live streaming services on the web (e.g., Dailymotion, YouTube Live, UStream, etc.). Most of these streaming services are accessed from a web browser via flash plugin. If you heavily use some of those services on Linux, you may notice that your web browser sometimes becomes unresponsive or otherwise consumes […]
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How to convert video to animated gif image on Linux

Once thought of as outdated art forms, animated GIF images have now come back. If you haven’t noticed, quite a few online sharing and social networking sites are now supporting animated GIF images, for example, on Tumblr, Flickr, Google+, and partly on Facebook. Due to their ease of consumption and sharing, GIF-ed animations are now […]
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How to identify video formats from command line on Linux

If you want to know what video/audio codec are used for the video file you downloaded from somewhere, you can play the video itself. Most media player software such as VLC or MPlayer can display properties of a video file being played. However, there are command-line utilities that allow you to determine video properties quickly. […]
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How to install FFmpeg on Linux

FFmpeg is cross-platform free software that can record, transcode, filter and stream audio and video data. FFmpeg builds are available for Linux, Windows and MacOS X platforms. While FFmpeg itself is a versatile multimedia tool for end-users, it also provides libavcodec, an audio/video codec library with which many multimedia applications are built. If you want […]
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