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Submitted by adam on Fri, 09/04/2009 - 22:49.
We've included downloads and guides for the following tools to help you create your video, publish your video and play your video. In addition to this, there is also a selection of video tools available for advanced users.
Tools for creating video
- Handbrake - HandBrake enables you to copy and compress DVD video to MP4, AVI or OGM files for storage on your computer or distribution online.
- iMovie - iMovie is a popular and simple to use editing tool for Apple computers. It comes free with older Macintosh computers though you will now have to pay for it.
- Jubler - Jubler is an open source tool to edit text-based subtitles. It can be used as an authoring software for new subtitles or as a tool to convert, transform, correct and refine existing subtitles.
- Windows Movie Maker - All versions of Windows have free access to a basic video editing programme, called Windows Movie Maker (WMM).
Tools for publishing video
- Archive.org - The Internet Archive (commonly known as archive.org) is a non-profit organisation that hosts audio and video content from around the world. It's a place to upload your content to or find content you can redistribute or remix.Avidemux is an open source tool that you can use to you create DVD video files and add subtitles
- Avidemux - Avidemux is an open source tool that you can use to you create DVD video files and add subtitles.
- Blip.TV - Blip.tv is a video sharing service that provides content creators with free hosting.
- iSquint - If you are preparing a video to play it over the internet may need to make your video smaller, which is known as compressing and/or transcoding. If you are using a Mac we recommend using a freeware tool called iSquint to compress it into a smaller size.
- WordPress - Learn how to create a video podcast (sometimes called a vodcast) with a WordPress.com account.
Tools for playing video
- VLC is a audio/video player that will read almost any format you throw at it, including DVDs and VCDs. It can be used to rip CDs and DVDs, encode video and connect to audio and video streams, and that's just the half of it.is a browser for watching videos and subscribing to vodcasts - grab webpages with video and video RSS feeds (including podcasts, video blogs, and BitTorrent feeds), and watch them full screen, one after the other.
Tools for advanced users
The materials in this kit are aimed, as much as possible, at users with just getting to know about video production and distribution. If you are interested in more advanced content you might want to check out the tools listed below from the Audio/Video edition of NGO-in-a-box.
- Acidrip - ripping DVDs and CDs on Linux
- Blender - 3D animation
- Burn - CD and DVD burning
- DVD author - authoring DVDs
- ffmpegx - video compression
- Gnomebaker - CD and DVD burning on Linux
- Gtranscode - video compression
- Icecast - video streaming
- Kino - video editing
- Mediacoder - video compression
- Mplayer - for watching videos
- Plumi - set up your own YouTube
- Showinabox - video blogging
- Virtual Dub - video compression