Apr 21, 2009

Introducing Arista Transcoder

(Jaunty only)
Arista Transcoder is an easy to use multimedia transcoder for the GNOME Desktop. Arista focuses on being easy to use by making the complex task of encoding for various devices simple. Pick your input, pick your target device, choose a file to save to and go.

The 0.8 release is the first public release and includes a to-do of items that will be completed for the 1.0 final release. All development will happen on Launchpad, which provides bug tracking, distributed version control, milestone / roadmap planning and tracking, a forum and translation utilities.


* Presets for iPod, computer, DVD player, PSP, and more
* Live preview to see encoded quality
* Automatically discover available DVD drives and media
* Rip straight from DVD media easily (requires libdvdcss)
* Simple terminal client for scripting

Jaunty is the first release that supports everything needed to run Arista (GTK+ 2.16, latest GStreamer libraries, etc.). Make sure you have all the GStreamer plugins installed (including those in Multiverse!)

The author Daniel G. Taylor is looking for any feedback and/or help others can provide.

More info here: http://programmer-art.org/projects/arista-transcoder


  1. i had install this app , but the problem is when i convert the flv files to psp , there is a line in the converted video.... how i can undone this ? im using ubuntu 10 , and the arista trascoder version is 0.9.3