thin liquid film project is an application which allows linux users to quickly and easily convert video files into a format suitable for playing on the video capable ipods. I wrote this application, after purchasing a video ipod, and being frustrated that the only real option for converting video was either via command-line, or via a servicemenu with no ability to configure the resulting video file.
TLF uses the ffmpeg engine to do the encoding. It is written in pyqt, so it should work with a default kde installation, and is very easy to install.
Here are some key features of "thin liquid film":
· Batch process any number of files;
· Display detailed information about source video files;
· Change output settings for one or many files;
· Save default settings for future sessions;
· Configure output quality settings;
· Choose between mpeg4 and h264 as output codec;
· Choose between 320 and 640 output video width, while maintaining aspect ratio;
· Choose between 1 or 2 pass encoding;
· Progress bar to show encoding progress;
· Uses ffmpeg as the encoding engine;
· Upload encoded files to your ipod directly;
· Set file information for upload to your ipod;
· Add files to existing or new video playlists on your ipod;
· Add files for encoding via the included servicemenu.
· ffmpeg with xvid/h264 codec support;
· libgpod python bindings - required for upload to ipod;
What's New in This Release:
· This is the infamous 1.0 release of thinlqiuidfilm. I've finally identified the cause of the last known bug in tlf - relating to the progress bar. I think this is caused by *ubuntu's insistence on using the dash shell as default, rather than the bash shell. I've put a little routine in the install script to detect this, and guidance on how to fix it. Otherwise, the only other changes are some minor tweaks to the install script.
· Next step is to widen the scope of tlf to be a task based gui for converting video to specific device formats or for specific formats. Hopefully, this will happen soon.