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Nov 07, 2004, 03:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Derek Fountain)

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"When it comes to video processing, many free software users don't look beyond the well-known mainstream utilities, like transcode and MPlayer. When these utilities don't produce the desired output, the MJPEG Tools suite might be able to help. Mature, feature-rich, and of extremely high quality, the MJPEG Tools provide video manipulation facilities that you can use either as a complete end-to-end solution or as a toolbox from which you can select the exact tool you need for a given job. Whether you need assistance with capturing, improving, or encoding video, the MJPEG Tools can help.

"The original intent of the MJPEG Tools was to provide a package which would enable Linux users to capture and play back video through a PCI card based around the Zoran ZR36067 MJPEG chip. Wrapped in the standard Audio/Video Interleaved (AVI) container format, MJPEG--properly known as Motion JPEG--is essentially a sequence of JPEG still images which, when played back fast enough, show as a movie.

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