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9 Excellent Open Source Configuration Management Applications
This software automates the configuration of machines to a particular state. Like any other tools, they are designed to solve specific problems in certain ways. The goal is to get a system from whatever state it is in, into the desired state. Configuration management software are the tools of choice for many system administrators and devops professionals.

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Final Term
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  • bttvgrab
    bttvgrab is a program for grabbing video sequences under Linux using the video4linux driver. The goal of bttvgrab is to provide high-quality grabbing suitable for video recording. Currently, this is accomplished by trying hard not to leave out a single frame, and to catch temporary delays by buffering several frames.
  • CableTV
    CableTV is a CableCrypt decoder for Linux. It has been tested with BT878 cards under kernel 2.2.x and 2.4.x, and works perfect with many cable operators all across europe and around the world. There is only support for PAL. Chroma and polarity inversion is supported. Supports color MMX decoding and b/w x86 assembler decoding.
  • Capture
    Capture is a Direct Digital video player. Capture is based on dvgrab for data recording, libdv for video decoding and dv audio for sound playing.
  • dvgrab
    dvgrab saves video data from a digital video camcorder (Mini-DV) into an AVI file. Read more
  • Flava
    Flava is a personal video recording system which can be distributed over multiple nodes to perform the actions of recording, encoding, and storing television shows, as well as an adaptive management system.
  • Freevo
    Freevo is an open-source digital video jukebox (PVR, DVR) based on Linux in addition to a number of open-source audio/video tools. MPlayer is used to play audio and video files. Read more
  • Gephex
    Gephex is a modular video jockey software. The base visuals can be chosen from sources like video files or cameras. Then they can be modified by filters and mixers. Each modifier has several parameters, that can be controlled by signal-generators, input devices like joysticks, sound cards, or midi-devices.
  • Kvdr
    Kvdr is a GUI for your virtual Video Recorder.
  • Linux Video Studio
    Linux Video Studio is a simple/small application to make the capturing of video on MJPEG-hardware CODEC boards easier.
  • Meterec
    meterec works as a basic multi track tape recoder. The aim of this software is to minimise the interactions of the users with the computer and allow them to focus on their instrumental performance.
  • mpeg2dec
    mpeg2dec is an mpeg-1 and mpeg-2 video decoder. It is purposely kept simple : it does not include features like reading files from a DVD, output picture scaling, audio decoding, synchronisation, etc... The main purpose of mpeg2dec is to have a simple test bed for libmpeg2.
  • Nuppelvideo
    NuppelVideo is a simple low consuming and fast capture program for bttv-cards (BT8x8) it is based on the RTjpeg2.0 test3* programs from Justin Schoemann , who wrote the very fast and fine RTjpeg2.0 codec
  • Senator
    Senator is an opensource first try to provide ASF video streaming on the linux platform.
  • TCap
    TCap is a simple video4linux capture app that displays your video input in full screen using svgalib.
  • vcr
    vcr enables you to record a program using a video grabber card that's supported by the video4linux drivers. It doesn't require a graphical environment, and you can use all popupular windows codecs.
  • video-capture
    video-capture is a video device frame capture program capable of saving image frames to disk at full speed (i.e. 25 frames/second of PAL).
  • Video4Linux Grab
    Video4Linux Grab is a realtime Video4Linux recording software. It makes it possible to record AVI DIVX files in realtime from any Video4Linux device.
  • VidSplit
    VidSplit connects to a /dev/videoX device and split that into 2 channels using /dev/videoX pipes created by by vloopback. This allows running two V4L applications from a single real V4L source.
  • Vstream
    Vstream is a (fairly) fast video+audio capture utility targeted towards making MPEG movies.
  • x11rec
    x11rec is a very ad hoc X11 recorder which creates a movie. x11rec sequentially runs xwd to capture a sequence of window images and finally creates a movie file in an MNG or animated GIF format with ImageMagick and Gifsicle.

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