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1 Arista Transcoder 0.9.4
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2 =======================
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3 A simple preset-based transcoder for the GNOME Desktop and a small script for
4 terminal-based transcoding. Settings are chosen based on output device and
5 quality preset.
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7 http://www.transcoder.org/
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9 Dependencies
10 ------------
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11 * python-gudev
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12 * python-cairo
13 * python-gobject
14 * python-gtk >=2.16
15 * python-gconf
16 * python-gstreamer
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17 * python-pynotify (optional)
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18 * gstreamer-ffmpeg
19 * gstreamer-plugins-base
20 * gstreamer-plugins-good
21 * gstreamer-plugins-bad
22 * gstreamer-plugins-ugly
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24 Installation
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26 Installation uses python distutils. After extracting the archive, run:
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28 python setup.py install
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30 If you are using Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) or later, make sure to install with:
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32 python setup.py install --install-layout=deb
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34 Don't forget to use sudo if necessary. This will install the arista python
35 module to your python site-packages or dist-packages path, install the arista
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36 programs into sys.prefix/bin and install all data files into
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37 sys.prefix/share/arista.
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39 Usage
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41 There are two clients available, a graphical client using GTK+ and a terminal
42 client. The graphical client is failry self-explanatory and can be launched
43 with:
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45 arista-gtk
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47 To use the terminal client please see:
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49 arista-transcode --help
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51 An example of using the terminal client:
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53 arista-transcode --device=ipod --preset=low test.mp4 test-ipod.m4v
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55 Other usefule terminal options:
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57 arista-transcode --info
58 arista-transcode --info ipod
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60 Generating a Test File
61 ----------------------
62 Sometimes it may be useful to generate a test file:
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64 gst-launch-0.10 videotestsrc num-buffers=500 ! x264enc ! mp4mux ! filesink location=test.mp4
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66 Creating New Device Presets
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68 New device presets can be created by specifying information about yourself and
69 the device you wish to support along with presets that describe how to create a
70 proper gstreamer pipeline to encode for the device in an xml file. Please see
71 the xml files in the presets directory that ship with Arista for examples.
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73 Contributing
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75 All active development has moved to GitHub.com. Code is managed through git and
76 new bugs should be opened in the GitHub tracker. Translations and Answers
77 are still managed on Launchpad. The GitHub page is here:
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79 http://github.com/danielgtaylor/arista
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81 You can grab a copy of the source code for Arista via:
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83 git clone git://github.com/danielgtaylor/arista.git
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85 Feel free to fork on GitHub and propose updates to the main branch. You can
86 keep your branch up to date via `git pull`
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88 The public website of this project is also open source, and can be found here:
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90 http://github.com/danielgtaylor/arista-website
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92 Feel free to fork it and contribute as well.
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