Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Everything You Wanted To Know About Watching, Playing & Transcoding Video

Everything you wanted to know about watching online video (Hulu, etc.), video formats, codecs, conversion, decrypting, ripping, burners and players:

(1) Guides & References:

(2) For Windows Users:

(3) For Linux Users

(4) Multiplatform Converters
  • DVD43 Decrypts DVDs on the fly to allow for the re-encoding into alternative formats for iPod, etc using Handbrake (see below).
  • Handbrake: An open-source GPL licensed multiplatform multithreaded DVD to mp4 converter. This is simply the best application out there to convert dvd movies to iPod videos. Most highly recommended.

(5) Web-Based Converters
  • Zamzar.com: Free online file conversion across different platforms without the hassle of extra software.

(8) RealPlayer

(9) Recommended Apps
  • Audacity: The best multiplatform (Windows, Linux, etc) open-source software to create podcasts, etc. for your lectures, presentations, etc. Most highly recommended.

(10) Tutorials

See my other blog postings in the "Everything You Want To Know" Series.
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