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10 Top Tools for Novelists
The software featured in this article is designed to meet the specialised needs of a budding novelist. There's the finest open source distraction-free tools, software designed to create visual novels, and tools to help capture and visualise ideas.

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Kega Fusion
Kega Fusion is an impressive multi-console emulator created by Steve Snake. The emulator supports most of the Sega consoles, including the GameGear, Genesis (Mega Drive), Master System, Sega 32X, Sega CD, Sega Pico, SG-1000, SG-3000 and SF-7000. Read more


  • qvcd
    qvcd is a graphical frontend for GNU vcdimager and cdrdao. Together with those tools, qvcd can be used to create a VideoCD out of an MPEG file.
  • qx11grab
    qx11grab is a systray program that uses ffmpeg for recording X11 desktop windows. This program grabs window dimensions with xevent and prepares the command line for ffmpeg with configuration options. It sends the generated parameter list to a new ffmpeg process.
  • regionset
    regionset adjusts and shows the region code of DVD drives.
  • ReplayTV 5000 Series Client
    ReplayTV 5000 Series Client allows users to download MPEG files from a ReplayTV. The program sends a request to the multicast address, and listens for answers.
  • setv4l
    a simple command line program for changing the picture settings of a video 4 linux device
  • shotdetect
    shotdetect is an application which can detect shots in a video. It is based on ffmpeg, it supports a lot of formats, and it can be used on the command line or with a GUI. It generates thumbs and an XML file. An XSL stylesheet can be applied to this file to generate another file.
  • Sinthgunt
    Sinthgunt is a graphical user interface for ffmpeg, a program that can convert digital audio and video into numerous formats.
  • SLMotion
    SLMotion is a program which applies a particular kind of special effect to video data. The effect first slows down a section of the video and then speeds up a section immediately afterward.
  • slowmoVideo
    slowmoVideo is an OpenSource program that creates smooth slow-motion videos from your footage, optionally with motion blur.
  • TCPCam
    TCPCam is a free, simple to use, setup, hack, video conference software for the Linux operating system. It basically takes the video stream from a video4linux device, and the audio from the sound board using the OSS API, and uses a single TCP port in order to forward this data to a remote host (and the reverse).
  • Thoggen
    Thoggen is a DVD backup utility ('DVD ripper') for Linux, based on GStreamer and Gtk+. It features a nice GUI, support for title preview, picture cropping, and picture resizing. It can encode into Ogg/Theora video. Read more
  • TiVo File Decoder
    TiVo File Decoder software converts a .TiVo file (produced by the TiVoToGo functionality on recent TiVo software releases) to a normal MPEG file.
  • Tivo2dvd
    Tivo2dvd creates and executes the series of commands required to access, format, and burn television shows from a Series II Tivo directly to a DVD. It supports processing multiple shows at once, to a DVD with menus.
  • TiVoBridge
    TiVoBridge is a packet repeater for both the TiVo discovery beacon and multicast DNS protocols. It is intended as a way for TiVo boxes and other devices or programs that use either of those (normally single-subnet) protocols to see each other across routers in a complex local network.
  • tovid
    tovid is a suite of utilities designed to make VCD, SVCD, and DVD authoring a little less painful. tovid can create MPEG output from arbitrary video formats; other components in the suite can help you identify video files, generate graphical menus for DVD, and write the XML for authoring DVDs.
  • traGtor
    traGtor is a GUI for ffmpeg. It lets you convert all your Audio and Videofiles in Ubuntu, Debian or Gentoo through FFmpeg without using a terminal.
  • ts2mpa
    ts2mpa is a simple tool to extract MPEG audio from an MPEG-2 transport stream.
  • TV-Out for NVidia cards
    This is a tool to enable TV-Out on Linux for NVidia cards. It does not need the kernel, supports multiple TV encoder chips. You may use all the features of the chip, down to direct register access, and all resolutions and sizes the chip supports.
  • umph
    umph is a command line tool for parsing video links from Youtube feeds, such as playlists, favorites and uploads. The parsed video links are printed to the standard output each separated with a newline.
  • upmpdcli
    upmpdcli is an UPnP Media Renderer front-end to MPD, the Music Player Daemon. It turns MPD into an UPnP Media Renderer.
    Video Analysis and Comparison Utilities and More: provides flexible input handling, an image processing library, and tools for objective and visual measurement of the video quality.
  • vcdautomenu
    vcdautomenu is a shell script (bash actually) that takes as arguments 3 MPEG files and auto-generates a VCD image complete with an animated menu.
  • VCDImager
    VCDImager is a full-featured mastering suite for authoring, disassembling and analyzing Video CDs and Super Video CDs.
  • VCDKutter
    VCDKutter is a small program using mtvp as backend to copy, split video CD dat files into small chunks.
  • vdr_remote
    vdr_remote is a graphical remote control for the video disk recorder vdr. It connects over a TCP/IP network and gives you a complete remote control.
  • Video Contact Sheet *NIX
    Video Contact Sheet *NIX (vcs for short) is a script that creates a contact sheet (preview) from videos by taking still captures distributed over the length of the video. The output image contains useful information on the video such as codecs, file size, screen size, frame rate, and length. It requires mplayer, imagemagick (convert and montage), and ffmpeg.
  • videocheck
    videocheck is a simple program for checking and analyzing video AVI file structure. The program is useful for recovering broken AVI files or finding bugs during development of software that produces AVI files.
  • Videoporama
    Videoporama is an application to make a video images slideshow. The export formats are DV (Raw .dv, Raw.dif, AVI Type 1, and AVI Type 2) and MPEG (VCD, SVCD, XVCD, and DVD). It's possible to add sound. It's possible to add transitions between images, and the transition type can be defined for each image.
  • Videotrans
    The videotrans project is a set of scripts that converts a movie file in any format that mplayer understands (AVI, etc) to a DVD compatible VOB file, including all the necessary conversions. Further, an automatic DVD menu generator is provided.
  • ViDown
    ViDown is a simple video downloader that downloads embedded videos from Bulgarian video sharing Web sites.
  • vidprofile
    vidprofile is a collection of a few components that finds the best way to create MPEG video with mjpegtools.
  • Vidrate
    Vidrate is a tool for allowing multiple people to vote which video files of a database should be kept.
  • Vobcopy
    Vobcopy copies DVD .vob files to harddisk, decrypting them on the way (thanks to libdvdread) and merges them into 2 GB files (or larger) with the name extracted from the DVD.
  • vobwalker
    vobwalker walks through a .VOB file containing DVD video, extracting lists of VOBUs to a set of chapter files. Each file begins with a VOBU that has no predecessor (i.e., does not point at a preceding VOBU) and contains the list of VOBUs found by following the successor pointers along the list.
  • X-ChaMan
    X-ChaMan is a chapter manager for AVI/DIVX movies. It can display a simple GUI menu providing a choice of language and chapter selection.
  • xine-plugin
    xine-plugin is a xine-based multimedia player plugin for Mozilla browsers and other plugin-compatible browsers.
  • Xmffmpeg
    Xmffmpeg is a GUI ffmpeg that It allows you to create VCD, PVCD, SVCD, PDVD, and DVD.
  • Xr3
    Xr3 is a very simple X Windows based GUI remote control program designed specifically for the ReplayTV.
  • yaydl
    yaydl (yet another youtube downloader) is a commandline-oriented tool that allows you to download videos from video sharing Web sites (currently YouTube, Myvideo, Dailymotion, Clipfish,, Metacafe, and Vimeo).
  • YouGrabber
    YouGrabber is a command line video downloader made from scratch in ANSI C using the libcURL API.
  • youtube-dl
    youtube-dl is a small command-line program for downloading videos from Read more

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