Mobile Devices Oriented Multimedia Converter for Ubuntu Linux – Transmageddon

‘Transmageddon’ is a multimedia converter that lets you easily convert files so that they’ll be playable in your mobile device. It achieves this by giving you a list of prebuilt ‘presets’, you just select your phone model from the presets and then add files and all the rest (resolution selection, bitrate adjustments etc) will taken care of automatically.

It supports GNU/Linux and can be easily installed in Ubuntu, has a simple user friendly interface, built based on the ‘Gstreamer’ framework supports a big number of codecs … what can I say it’s real time saver :).

Main features…

*. Presets support include: Apple iPod Nano, HTC Android G1, Nokia N770/N800/N810, Sony PSP, Sony Playstation 3 and Generic GNU/Linux Computer (which makes sure to use Open-source codecs).

*. Supports a lot of codecs thanks to Gstreamer such as: MP3, OGG Vorbis, Theora, Xvid, Divx, MPEG4, H264/263, AC3, AAC, On2V8 (real format), Windows Media Audio & Video, etc.

*. You can either choose a built in pre-set or go for the manual trascoding.

*. Change the container format to: OGG, MKV, MPEG4, ASF, Quicktime, FLV, Avi, WebM, etc.

*. The “No Presets” mode just converts the multimedia file into any given format and uses the source file’s attributes (video resolutions, bit-rate, frame rate etc).

*. Flip/Rotate video.

You can install transmageddon transcoder in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Ocelot, 11.04 Natty Narwhal, 10.10 and 10.04 by simply using the below command in your Terminal window.

sudo apt-get install transmageddon

This is not a utility that lets you change video resolution, bit-rate, FPS etc but if you want skip the hassle of changing various codec related settings while encoding then this is very handy indeed.

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