A few news reports and blasts from the past showing opposition to software patentsRead more »
It wasn't that long ago that it was impossible to find good, free open source tools for working with and viewing video. Now that video runs rampant on the web, though, there are a whole lot of applications worth getting, even if you're currently happy with your video and encoding tools. Here are eight good applications to try.Read more »
"It's time for an update, especially during a period of rapid progress. Over the past six months, I've been incrementally reorganizing the entire codebase from top to bottom. This in itself didn't really produce direct tangible performance benefits. However, I was finally able to implement the Holy Grail: efficient per-token RD optimization.Read more »
The shortfilm “Big Buck Bunny”, made with the Free Software program Blender is available for download. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.
Note that the files are in a rather high resolution. Please use BitTorrent for download.
There is also a game planned...Read more »
Git is a free and open source version control system designed to handle very large projects with speed and efficiency. Scott Chacon started GitCasts to help teach people what Git is and how to use it.Read more »
Thanks to KDE 4 Plasma magic the video is nicely integrated into the context view of the user interface of Amarok 2. This feature is especially handy for watching YouTube videos, and they're working on integrating it directly with their SeeqPod service, allowing to find and play videos from the net in the blink of an eye.Read more »
It has been a while since I came up with the original concept which proved to be hard to get across. But now there’s a Python-GTK demo, a GTK feature request and a narrated videoRead more »
The newly formed Manchester Free software Group hosted Richard Stallman in Manchester or the first of May.
Talking on the subject of Free Software in ethics and practice", RMS drew a crowd of more than 300 people to the event, run in association with the BCS and IET.
"...As some of you Neuros old timers may recall, we were the first to port the Ogg Vorbis audio codec to a portable HDD audio player. Now it's time, hopefully, to do the same with the Ogg Theora video codec..."Read more »
VLC (VideoLan) is a cross-platform universial media player. It supports a variety of different inputs, including DVD, VCD, MPEG, AVI, WMV, MP4, and MOV. It has full subtitle support, as well as built-in video filters. There are skins for VLC available at the developer website.Read more »
Nexuiz is a 3d deathmatch game project, created online by a team of developers called Alientrap. It is available for download for Windows, Mac, and Linux (all the same archive).The first version was released May 31st 2005, released entirely GPL and free over the net, a first for a project of its kind. Since then it has been downloaded over half a million times, and the game is still being updated and developed, currently at version 2.3 and new releases being developed.Read more »
Ubuntu is one of the widely used GNU OS which is considered as Newbie friendly . But still there are few things to work .. Here is a small/quick guide that will let you enable Playback for any type of Audio/Video files.. Since most users get baffled after they fail to play media files. So I thought of posting a guide which will let you play every Media files like DivX,Real Media,AC3,MPEG4 to name a few .. So lets get started .Read more »
Despite some commentators deploring the state of Linux video editing tools, I continue to believe that somewhere out there is a non-linear editing program that is feature rich, intuitive and stable for the Linux platform. Maybe I'm deluded, but I would settle for a nice tool in its current state, that has an active community, a development road map and doesn't crash all the time!
I decided to give Open Movie Editor a chance. I thought this project was largely dead, but a new release was made on January 2nd 2008, so it looks to be still very much alive. I was also somewhat put off by the screenshots on the website. The GUI looks poor and clunky. After installation I am pleased to say that this isn't entirely the case.Read more »