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Ten obscure Linux applications you need to try

Mar 18, 2009, 18:32 (1 Talkback[s])

"2. TransKode
Sticking with the multimedia theme, TransKode is a front end for the highly flexible, modular command-line toolset Transcode, which is one of the most versatile audio and video-converting tools available.

"Transcode has both a graphical and a text-only interface and supports a vast number of formats including DV, Mpeg-2, Mpeg-2 Part 2, H.264, Quicktime, AC3 and any format included under Libavcodec. Transcode can import DVDs on the fly and record from Video4Linux devices.

"3. Giver
This is one of those brilliant little pieces of software that you won't be able to live without once you've sampled it. Giver allows you to drag and drop files to users on your network. It will also automatically detect other Giver users on your network."

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