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Arista is an easy-to-use multimedia transcoder for the GNOME desktop. It focuses on the goal of transcoding media, namely the devices you wish to play the media on. It is designed for use by people who are not familiar with audio and video encoding and want an easy way to get multimedia to their devices. It supports input from DVD and V4L devices as well as regular files.

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Recent releases

  •  20 Jun 2011 18:01

    Release Notes: This release has a restructured user interface, the ability to edit and manage presets, drag and drop support, updated presets, and various bugfixes.

    •  22 Dec 2010 23:55

      Release Notes: Updated default presets, a feature to allow video transforms in templates, and bugfixes.

      •  13 Jun 2010 01:43

        Release Notes: Many small bugs were fixed. The code falls back to using DBus and HAL for systems without udev. The DVD title can be automatically selected. A Nautilus extension was added.

        •  30 May 2010 16:42

          Release Notes: This is a quick fix for 0.9.4, which could exhibit a severe issue where the GTK+ interface would lock up in certain cases.

          •  30 May 2010 00:47

            Release Notes: This release fixes bugs and adds features. The code was ported from DBus+HAL to udev. Many small crashers or inconveniences were fixed. The ability to convert entire directories was implemented. Desktop notifications are used to show when a job completes. The device preset format was overhauled, and icons were added to presets. A simple preset generator was added. WebM is supported if you are using the latest version of GStreamer. New presets for the Web were added.


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