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FFmpeg 0.6 adds webM support

Good news if you use FFmpeg in your video app or if you're simply running an application which uses FFmpeg to process video -- and let's face it, there are a ton. Version 0.6 has just been released, and among other things it adds support for Google's recently open sourced VP8 codec and the WebM container. AAC and H.264 decoding have also gotten a shot in the arm. More detail about the release ...

Videomonkey video converter for Mac picks up where VisualHub left off

With the discontinuation of VisualHub, one of the most popular video conversion apps for OS X, someone had to release an app to fill the void. That app might be VideoMonkey, which builds on VisualHub's source code and concept to convert videos to and from a number of popular formats. VideoMonkey actually improves on VisualHub in some ways, especially because it's a native Cocoa app, where Visual...

Burn downloaded videos easily with DVDCoach Express

One of the most frequent questions I get asked by retail customers is "Where can I get a program that burns my movies?" Nine times out of ten they actually mean "the movies I downloaded with Limewire." If you're in the same boat and need a nice, simple app to convert and burn your downloaded video files to DVD, take a look at DVDCoach Express. It's a free application for Windows that utilizes f...

Audacity 1.3.6 Beta adds support for editing WMA, M4A audio files

Open source, cross-platform audio editing application Audacity 1.3.6 beta is out, and it adds a handful of new features that make it even more useful. One of the most attractive new features is support for using FFmpeg to import and export audio files in a wide range of formats, including WMA, M4A, and AC3. You can even import audio tracks from video files using FFmpeg. Here's how to set it up. ...

Quick Media Converter converts media... quickly

Quick Media Converter is a Windows utility that will let you convert practically any audio or video file from one format to another. MPEG to H.264? No problem. WAV to OGG? Sure, why not. Now let's get something out of the way here. Quick Media Converter is basically just a fancy front end for the open source, command line FFmpeg media encoder. But it's a really useful front end. The utility off...

Flipping the Linux switch: ZOMG! ffmpeg!

The plain truth is I don't like working with media files. Watching them, or listening to them, sure, I'm just as into that as the next girl. When it comes to actually converting them from something captured off an external device or my screen, though, my stomach turns. It's not an aversion that's peculiar to Linux. I hate using the Windows for those same tasks. Since I don't have access to a Mac, ...