Linux video creation and editing open source software list

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Dan MacDonald compiled a list of Linux (open source) video creation and editing softwares.


From video capture to editing to DVD authoring and encoding, you can create high quality videos easily with free, open source software 🙂

=> Cinelerra – Non-linear digital video editor and compositor
=> Kino – FireWire DV video capture
=> Xawdecode – analog (VHS and camcorder) video capture, DVB capture, streaming and TV/DVR functionality
=> MEncoder – video conversion
=> DeVeDe – MEncoder GUI for easy DVD and VCD creation
=> MPlayer – DVD and video playback
=> dvd::rip – for ripping DVD video
=> Firefox with the Flash 9 plugin and >VideoDownloader extension – for capturing video off the Web
=> K3b – for burning DVD or VCD images

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My personal experience with Linux video editing softwares…

My personal experience is that video editing on Linux is not easy. At least not 1 and ½ year back. I may try out all of these software’s again.

Finally we end up using commercial DVD authoring tools under Windows XP for creating Linux training stuff 🙁


Posted by: Vivek Gite

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5 comment

  1. Hi,

    If some one wants to video / dvd authoring its very easy now. One has to use
    tovid (uses mencoder libs)
    both opf these available in ubuntu repository

  2. Video editing in linux is nowadays pretty fine. A lot of progress was made last 2 years.
    I experienced Kdenlive and Kino as easy to use. I also experienced that Cinelerra is more difficult to learn , but once you know the program it is not difficult any more. It worth to study the (good) manual. You will get very nice tools.
    I suppose that Lives and others are on the same level of ease as Kino and Kdenlive.

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