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42 Best Free Linux Video Software
There is an excellent set of free, open source video software available on the Linux platform which is both fully featured and mature. Become a digital video editing master, turn your Linux machine into a Home Theatre box are two options that are explored in this article.

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  • Device3Dfx
    Device3Dfx gives you a /dev/3dfx which allows Glide applications to run without root privileges. It is useful for any video card with a 3dfx chipset that isn't using the XFree86 3.9/4 DRI system.
  • Display Doctor
    universal display driver utility that supports over 250 different graphics chips
  • Freedreno
    Freedreno is an open source driver project for adreno GPUs.
    GATOS is an effort to create standard drivers for all currently unsupported features of ATI video cards, specifically TV features.
  • Intel Graphics Drivers
    Free software drivers for the recently released Intel 965GM Express Chipset family mobile graphics controller. These drivers include support for 2D and 3D graphics features for the mobile version of the newest generation Intel graphics architecture.
  • Kyro Linux Tools
    allows owners of the Kyro 1/2 graphics cards to configure and tweak it to get the most out of it.
  • nouveau
    The nouveau project aims to build high-quality, open source drivers for nVidia cards.
  • nVidia XFree86/ Drivers
    These are XFree86/ drivers for the TNT, TNT2, TNT2 Ultra, GeForce, and Quadro chipsets. The GLX component is also included. Currently, there are drivers for both Linux (32-bit and 64-bit) and FreeBSD.
  • nVidia XFree86_40
    XFree86 4.0 drivers for the TNT, TNT2, TNT2 Ultra, GeForce, and Quadro chipsets. The GLX componet is also included.
  • RadeonOverclock
    RadeonOverclock allows the setting of core and memory frequency on Radeon graphics cards (currently only under Linux). It should work on chips version R100 and up. It has been tested with the Radeon 7500, 9500, and 9700 Pro.
  • RivaTV
    trying to produce linux drivers for graphics boards with an nVidia chip that have a video-in feature. The best known boards with this feature are ones made by Asus and Elsa
  • SiS6326FB
    a FrameBuffer driver for Linux that supports SiS6326-based graphic cards (and compatible
  • SuperVESA FrameBuffer Driver
    a FrameBuffer driver for Linux boxes. It's intended to work with nearly all VESA 2.0-compliant graphic cards. It's based in the VESAFB driver from the kernel, but this allows to change the graphic mode 'on-the-fly', and even have each console with its own resolution and/or color depth
  • vga256fb
    the framebuffer device driver for the standard and non-standard 256 color modes of the original VGA video card
  • Voodoo3 3500 TV
    the aim is to create a Video4Linux compatible driver set for the Voodoo3 3500 video card

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