Best Free and Open Source Software – Video

Last Updated on March 31, 2024

Video Software
With a huge selection of open source software available, Linux offers the ideal environment for video enthusiasts.
Digital Asset ManagementDigital Asset Management - Organize, access, catalogue, find, retrieve and distribute creative digital assets such as images and videos.
MediaDVD Authoring Tools - DVD authoring is the process of creating a DVD video capable of playing on a DVD player. DVD authoring software must conform to the specifications set by the DVD Forum.
DVD ToolsDVD Tools - Play DVD multimedia, create DVD videos, software to write to them, as well as applications that copy video content from DVD media to a hard disk.
mpvFront-Ends for mpv - Watch media with an attractive graphical user interface running mpv as the multimedia engine.
Media CentersMedia Centers - Turn your Linux box into a state of the art media center with an integrated easy-to-use interface.
Media PlayersMedia Players - Software that's the perfect media player (video and audio). Most Linux distros ship at least one media player. But there’s lots of high quality alternatives which we cover.
ScreencastingScreen Recorders - This software lets you make digital recordings of computer screen output, typically carrying audio narration.
Subtitle DownloadersSubtitle Downloaders - We showcase the best free and open source tools to download subtitles.
Subtitle EditorsSubtitle Editors - A subtitle editor is a type of computer software that lets users create and edit subtitles. These subtitles are superimposed over, and synchronized with, video.
Terminal Session RecordersTerminal Session Recorders - A screencast is a digital recording of computer screen output, often carrying audio narration. Screencasting software takes a series of screenshots of a running application, recording the user’s actions, and creating a video file.
Video ConvertersVideo Converters - The process of the conversion of digital data (typically video and audio files) from one format to another.
Video EditingVideo Editors - Video editing is the process of editing motion video footage. Video editing is becoming a central function of the desktop.
WebcamWebcam Tools - A webcam is a video capture device that is either connected to a computer directly (typically by USB) or over a computer network. We cover webcam suites, video surveillance and more.
YouTube ToolsYouTube Tools - Bypass the web-only barrier of YouTube. Access YouTube content in a different and more efficient way.
YouTube ToolsYouTube Tools: Console Based - Bypass the web-only barrier of YouTube direct from your terminal.
MediaVideo - A very large round-up of players, video recorders, collection managers and much more.
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