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* {{App|byzanz|Simple screencast tool that produces GIF animations.|http://blogs.gnome.org/otte/2009/08/30/byzanz-0-2-0/|{{Pkg|byzanz}}}}
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* {{App|Deepin Screen Recorder|Screen recorder application for Deepin desktop.|https://github.com/linuxdeepin/deepin-screen-recorder|{{Pkg|deepin-screen-recorder}}}}
 
* {{App|Deepin Screen Recorder|Screen recorder application for Deepin desktop.|https://github.com/linuxdeepin/deepin-screen-recorder|{{Pkg|deepin-screen-recorder}}}}
 
* {{App|FFcast|FFmpeg-based screencast tool written in Bash.|https://github.com/lolilolicon/FFcast|{{AUR|ffcast}}}}
 
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* {{App|[[RecordMyDesktop]]|Easy to use utility that records your desktop into the ogg format with a CLI, GTK+ or Qt interface. (inactive development)|http://recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/|CLI: {{Pkg|recordmydesktop}}, GTK+: {{Pkg|gtk-recordmydesktop}}, Qt: {{Pkg|qt-recordmydesktop}}}}
 
* {{App|[[RecordMyDesktop]]|Easy to use utility that records your desktop into the ogg format with a CLI, GTK+ or Qt interface. (inactive development)|http://recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/|CLI: {{Pkg|recordmydesktop}}, GTK+: {{Pkg|gtk-recordmydesktop}}, Qt: {{Pkg|qt-recordmydesktop}}}}
 
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:SimpleScreenRecorder|SimpleScreenRecorder]]|Feature-rich screen recorder written in C++/Qt5 that supports X11 and OpenGL.|http://www.maartenbaert.be/simplescreenrecorder/|{{Pkg|simplescreenrecorder}}}}
 
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:SimpleScreenRecorder|SimpleScreenRecorder]]|Feature-rich screen recorder written in C++/Qt5 that supports X11 and OpenGL.|http://www.maartenbaert.be/simplescreenrecorder/|{{Pkg|simplescreenrecorder}}}}
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* {{App|VokoScreen|Simple screencast GUI tool using FFmpeg.|http://www.kohaupt-online.de/hp|{{AUR|vokoscreen}}}}
 
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:XVidCap|XVidCap]]|Application used for recording a screencast or digital recording of an X Window System screen output with an audio narration.|http://xvidcap.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|xvidcap}}}}
 
* {{App|[[Wikipedia:XVidCap|XVidCap]]|Application used for recording a screencast or digital recording of an X Window System screen output with an audio narration.|http://xvidcap.sourceforge.net/|{{AUR|xvidcap}}}}
  

Revision as of 15:52, 18 May 2018

Multimedia

Codecs

See the main article: Codecs.

Image

Image viewers

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of image viewers.

Console
  • fbi — Image viewer for the linux framebuffer console.
https://www.kraxel.org/blog/linux/fbida/ || fbida
  • fbv — Very simple graphic file viewer for the framebuffer console.
http://s-tech.elsat.net.pl/fbv/ || fbvAUR
  • fim — Highly customizable and scriptable framebuffer image viewer based on fbi.
http://www.nongnu.org/fbi-improved/ || fimAUR
  • jfbview — Framebuffer PDF and image viewer based on Imlib2. Features include Vim-like controls, rotation and zoom, zoom-to-fit, and fast multi-threaded rendering.
http://seasonofcode.com/pages/jfbview.html || jfbviewAUR
Graphical
  • Deepin Image Viewer — Image viewer for the Deepin desktop environment.
https://github.com/linuxdeepin/deepin-image-viewer || deepin-image-viewer
  • Ephoto — A light image viewer based on EFL.
https://www.enlightenment.org/about-ephoto || ephotoAUR
  • Eye of GNOME — Image viewing and cataloging program, which is a part of the GNOME desktop environment.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/EyeOfGnome || eog
  • Eye of MATE — Simple graphics viewer for the MATE desktop.
https://github.com/mate-desktop/eom || eom
  • EyeSight — Image viewer for the Hawaii desktop environment.
http://hawaiios.org/projects/eyesight/ || eyesightAUR
  • feh — Fast, lightweight image viewer that uses imlib2.
https://feh.finalrewind.org/ || feh
  • GalaPix — OpenGL-based image viewer for simultaneously viewing and zooming large collections of image files,
https://github.com/Galapix/galapix || galapixAUR
  • Geeqie — Image browser and viewer (fork of GQview) that adds additional functionality such as support for RAW files.
http://geeqie.org/ || geeqie
  • GNOME Photos — Access, organize, and share your photos on GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Photos || gnome-photos
  • GPicView — Simple and fast image viewer for X, which is part of the LXDE desktop.
http://lxde.sourceforge.net/gpicview/ || GTK+ 2: gpicview, GTK+ 3: gpicview-gtk3
  • gThumb — Image viewer for the GNOME desktop.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/gthumb || gthumb
  • Gwenview — Fast and easy to use image viewer for the KDE desktop.
http://gwenview.sourceforge.net/ || gwenview
  • ida — X11 application (Motif based) for viewing images.
https://www.kraxel.org/blog/linux/fbida/ || fbida
  • imv — Lightweight image viewer with support for Wayland and animated GIFs which uses FreeImage.
https://www.github.com/eXeC64/imv/ || imv
  • LxImage-Qt — The LXQt image viewer.
https://github.com/lxde/lximage-qt || lximage-qt
  • meh — meh is a small, simple, super fast image viewer using raw XLib.
http://www.johnhawthorn.com/meh/ || meh-gitAUR
  • Mirage — PyGTK image viewer featuring support for crop and resize, custom actions and a thumbnail panel.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/mirageiv.berlios/ || mirageAUR
  • nomacs — Free (GPLv3) Qt image viewer for many operating systems. It is feature-rich but starts fast and can be configured to show additional widgets or only the image.
http://www.nomacs.org/ || nomacs
  • Pantheon Photos — Image viewer for Pantheon.
https://launchpad.net/pantheon-photos || pantheon-photos
  • Phototonic — Fast and functional image viewer and organizer (Qt).
https://github.com/oferkv/phototonic/ || phototonicAUR
  • PhotoQt — Fast and highly configurable image viewer with a simple and nice interface.
http://photoqt.org/ || photoqtAUR
  • qimgv — Fast and easy to use Qt5 image viewer. Supports webm/mp4 playback via mpv.
https://github.com/easymodo/qimgv/ || qimgvAUR
  • Quick Image Viewer — Very small and fast image viewer based on GTK+ and imlib2.
http://spiegl.de/qiv/ || qiv
  • Ristretto — Fast and lightweight image viewer for the Xfce desktop environment.
http://docs.xfce.org/apps/ristretto/start || ristretto
  • Shotwell — A digital photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Shotwell || shotwell
  • shufti — shufti non-destructively saves and restores the zoom level, rotation, window size, desktop location and viewing area on a per-image/file location basis
https://github.com/danboid/shufti || shuftiAUR
  • sxiv — Simple image viewer based on imlib2 that works well with tiling window managers.
https://github.com/muennich/sxiv || sxiv
  • Viewnior — Minimalistic GTK+ image viewer featuring support for flipping, rotating, animations and configurable mouse actions.
http://siyanpanayotov.com/project/viewnior/ || viewnior
  • Vimiv — An image viewer with vim-like keybindings. It is written in python3 using the Gtk3 toolkit.
http://karlch.github.io/vimiv || vimiv
  • Xloadimage — Classic X image viewer.
http://sioseis.ucsd.edu/xloadimage.html || xloadimage

Raster graphics editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of raster graphics editors.

Console
  • dcraw — Converts many camera RAW formats.
http://www.cybercom.net/~dcoffin/dcraw/ || dcraw
  • GraphicsMagick — Fork of ImageMagick designed to have API and command-line stability. It also supports multi-CPU for enhanced performance and thus is used by some large commercial sites (Flickr, etsy) for its performance.
http://www.graphicsmagick.org/ || graphicsmagick
  • ImageMagick — Command-line image manipulation program. It is known for its accurate format conversions with support for over 100 formats. Its API enables it to be scripted and it is usually used as a backend processor.
http://www.imagemagick.org/script/index.php || imagemagick
Graphical
  • AzPainter — Painting software.
http://azpainter.sourceforge.jp/ || azpainterAUR
  • Converseen — Batch image converter and resizer.
http://converseen.fasterland.net/ || converseen
  • darktable — Photography workflow and RAW development application.
http://www.darktable.org/ || darktable
  • Deepin Draw — Lightweight drawing tool for Deepin desktop.
https://github.com/linuxdeepin/deepin-draw || deepin-draw
  • digiKam — KDE-based image organizer with built-in editing features via a plugin architecture. digiKam asserts it is more full featured than similar applications with a larger set of image manipulation features including RAW image import and manipulation.
http://www.digikam.org/ || digikam
  • GIMP — Image editing suite in the vein of proprietary editors such as Adobe Photoshop. GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) has been started in the mid 1990s and has acquired a large number of plugins and additional tools.
http://www.gimp.org/ || gimp
  • G'MIC — Full-featured open-source framework for image processing, providing several different user interfaces to convert/manipulate/filter/visualize generic image datasets, ranging from 1d scalar signals to 3d+t sequences of multi-spectral volumetric images, including 2d color images.
http://www.gmic.eu/ || gmic
https://www.gnu.org/software/gpaint/ || gpaintAUR
  • Hugin — Panorama photo stitcher.
http://hugin.sourceforge.net/ || hugin
  • KolourPaint — Free raster graphics editor for KDE, similar to Microsoft's Paint application before Windows 7, but with some additional features such as support for transparency. Part of kde-applications and kdegraphics groups.
http://kolourpaint.org || kolourpaint
  • Krita — Digital painting and illustration software included based on the KDE platform.
http://krita.org/ || krita
  • Luminance HDR — Open source graphical user interface application that aims to provide a workflow for HDR imaging.
http://qtpfsgui.sourceforge.net/ || luminancehdr
  • mtPaint — Graphics editing program geared towards creating indexed palette images and pixel art.
http://mtpaint.sourceforge.net/ || mtpaint
  • MyPaint — Free software graphics application for digital painters.
http://mypaint.org || mypaint
  • Pinta — Drawing and editing program modeled after Paint.NET. Its goal is to provide a simplified alternative to GIMP for casual users.
http://pinta-project.com/ || pinta
  • Rawstudio — Raw-image converter written in GTK+.
https://rawstudio.org/ || rawstudioAUR
  • RawTherapee — A powerful cross-platform raw image processing program.
http://www.rawtherapee.com/ || rawtherapee
  • XPaint — Color image editing tool which features most standard paint program options.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/sf-xpaint/ || xpaintAUR

Some image viewers like Ephoto, GNOME Photos, gThumb, ida, nomacs, Pantheon Photos, Phototonic and Shotwell also provide some basic image manipulation functionality.

Vector graphics editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of vector graphics editors.

Console
  • Asymptote — A descriptive vector graphics language (like PGF/TikZ and Metapost) with a C-like syntax and LaTeX support.
http://asymptote.sourceforge.net || asymptote
  • Graphviz — Set of tools for drawing graphs in the descriptive DOT language.
http://www.graphviz.org || graphviz
  • qasm2circ — Quantum circuit generator for latex.
http://www.media.mit.edu/quanta/qasm2circ/ || qasm2circAUR
Graphical
  • Dia — GTK+-based diagram creation program.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Dia || dia
  • Gravit Designer — Proprietary vector design application. Based on the Electron platform.
https://designer.io/ || gravit-designer-binAUR
  • Inkscape — Vector graphics editor, with capabilities similar to Illustrator, CorelDraw, or Xara X, using the SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) file format. Inkscape supports many advanced SVG features (markers, clones, alpha blending, etc.) and great care is taken in designing a streamlined interface. It is very easy to edit nodes, perform complex path operations, trace bitmaps and much more. It's developers also aim to maintain a thriving user and developer community by using open, community-oriented development.
http://inkscape.org/ || inkscape
  • Karbon — Vector graphics editor, part of the Calligra Suite.
http://www.calligra-suite.org/karbon/ || calligra
  • LibreOffice Draw — Vector graphics editor and diagramming tool included in the LibreOffice suite similar to Microsoft Visio.
https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/draw/ || libreoffice-still or libreoffice-fresh
  • Mockingbot — Proprietary prototyping & collaboration design tool. Based on the Electron platform.
http://mockingbot.com/ || mockingbotAUR
http://pencil.evolus.vn/ || pencilAUR
  • sK1 — Replacement for Adobe Illustrator or CorelDraw, oriented for "prepress ready" PostScript & PDF output.
http://sk1project.net/ || sk1
  • yEd — General-purpose proprietary diagramming program for flowcharts, network diagrams, UML diagrams, BPMN diagrams, mind maps, organization charts, and Entity Relationship diagrams.
https://www.yworks.com/products/yed || yedAUR
  • Xfig — Interactive drawing tool.
http://mcj.sourceforge.net/ || xfig

3D computer graphics

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of 3D computer graphics software.

  • Art of Illusion — 3D modeling and rendering studio written in Java.
http://www.artofillusion.org/ || aoiAUR
  • Blender — Fully integrated 3D graphics creation suite capable of 3D modeling, texturing, and animation, among other things.
http://www.blender.org/ || blender
  • Goxel — Open Source 3D voxel editor.
https://guillaumechereau.github.io/goxel/ || goxelAUR
  • MakeHuman™ — Parametrical modeling program for creating human bodies.
http://www.makehuman.org/ || makehumanAUR
  • Sweet Home 3D — Interior design software application for the planning and development of floor plans
http://sweethome3d.com/ || sweethome3d
  • POV-Ray — Script-based raytracer for creating 3D graphics.
http://www.povray.org/ || povray
  • VoxelShop — Extremely intuitive and powerful software to modify and create voxel objects.
https://blackflux.com/node/11 || voxelshopAUR
  • Wings 3D — Advanced subdivision modeler that is both powerful and easy to use.
http://www.wings3d.com/ || wings3d

Color pickers

  • Agave — Colorscheme designer tool for GNOME.
https://web.archive.org/web/20170327063642/http://home.gna.org/colorscheme/ || agave
  • Chameleon — Simple color picker for X11 which outputs colors to stdout.
https://github.com/seebye/chameleon || chameleon-gitAUR
  • ColorGrab — Cross-platform color picker.
https://github.com/nielssp/colorgrab || colorgrabAUR
  • Color Picker — Simplistic color picker for the Pantheon desktop.
https://github.com/RonnyDo/ColorPicker || color-picker-gitAUR
  • delicolour — Lightweight GTK+ 3 color finder.
https://github.com/eepp/delicolour || delicolourAUR
  • Deepin Picker — Color picker tool for Deepin desktop.
https://github.com/eepp/delicolour || deepin-picker
  • gcolor2 — Simple GTK+ 2 color selector.
http://gcolor2.sourceforge.net/ || gcolor2
  • GPick — Advanced color picker tool.
http://www.gpick.org/ || gpick
  • KColorChooser — Simple application to select the color from the screen or from a pallete. Part of kdegraphics
https://www.kde.org/applications/graphics/kcolorchooser/ || kcolorchooser
  • MATE Color Selection — Choose colors from the palette or the screen. Run with mate-color-select.
https://mate-desktop.org/ || mate-desktop
  • Pick — Simple color picker tool for the Linux desktop.
https://www.kryogenix.org/code/pick || pick-colour-pickerAUR
  • xcolor — Lightweight color picker for X11.
https://soft.github.io/xcolor/ || xcolorAUR

Screenshot

See also Screen capture.

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Notes: There is a suitable page dedicated to the topic, so the content should be in one place. It's not like that every list of applications present on the wiki must be unconditionally on this page. (Discuss in Talk:List of applications#List of screenshot tools)
  • Deepin Screenshot — A quite easy-to-use screenshot tool. Features: global hotkey to trigger screenshot tool, take screenshot of a selected area, easy to add text and line drawings onto the screenshot. Python/Qt5 based.
https://www.deepin.org/ || deepin-screenshot
  • Escrotum — Screen capture using pygtk, inspired by scrot.
https://github.com/Roger/escrotum || escrotum-gitAUR
  • Flameshot — QT5 based software for interactive screenshot taking. Select the desired area, draw with different tools and enjoy the customization capabilities.
https://github.com/lupoDharkael/flameshot || flameshot
http://gnome.org || gnome-screenshot
  • gscreenshot — Simple GTK+ screenshot utility with delays, selection, and copy-to-clipboard functionality.
https://github.com/thenaterhood/gscreenshot || gscreenshotAUR
  • imgur-screenshot — Take screenshot selection, upload to imgur. + more cool things
https://github.com/jomo/imgur-screenshot || imgur-screenshot-gitAUR
  • KShare — A ShareX inspired cross platform utility written with Qt.
https://kshare.arsenarsen.com || kshareAUR
  • Lightscreen — Lightscreen is a simple tool to automate the tedious process of saving and cataloging screenshots, it operates as a hidden background process that is invoked with one (or multiple) hotkeys and then saves a screenshot file to disk according to the user's preferences.
http://lightscreen.com.ar || lightscreenAUR
  • LXQt Screenshot — Screenshot tool for LXQt. Run with lximage-qt --screenshot.
https://github.com/lxde/lximage-qt || lximage-qt
  • maim — A simple command line utility that takes screenshots. It's meant to replace scrot and performs better than scrot in many ways.
https://github.com/naelstrof/maim || maim
  • MATE Screenshot — Screenshot tool for the MATE desktop.
http://mate-desktop.org || mate-utils
  • screencloud — allows you to take a screenshot of the entire screen or to select an area and then uploading the screenshot to imgur+auth. has plugins and system tray.
http://screencloud.net/ || screencloudAUR
  • screengrab — Cross-platform application designed to quickly take screenshots (Qt).
https://github.com/DOOMer/screengrab || screengrabAUR
  • Scrot — Simple command-line screenshot utility for X.
http://freecode.com/projects/scrot || scrot
  • Shutter — Rich screenshot and editing program. Supports delay.
http://shutter-project.org/ || shutterAUR
  • SpectacleKDE application for taking screenshots. It is capable of capturing images of the whole desktop, a single window, a section of a window, a selected rectangular region or a freehand region. Part of kdegraphics.
https://github.com/KDE/spectacle/ || spectacle
  • Xfce4 Screenshooter — This application allows you to capture the entire screen, the active window or a selected region. You can set the delay that elapses before the screenshot is taken and the action that will be done with the screenshot: save it to a PNG file, copy it to the clipboard, open it using another application, or host it on free online image hosting services Imgur and ZimageZ. Part of xfce4-goodies.
http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/xfce4-screenshooter || xfce4-screenshooter
  • xwd — X Window System image dumping utility
http://xorg.freedesktop.org/ || xorg-xwd

Digital camera managers

See Libgphoto2#Installation.

Audio

Audio systems

See also the main article Sound system and Wikipedia:Sound server.

Audio players

See also Music Player Daemon and Wikipedia:Comparison of audio player software.

Console
  • cmus — Very feature-rich ncurses-based music player.
https://cmus.github.io/ || cmus
  • Cplay — Curses front-end for various audio players (ogg123, mpg123, mpg321, splay, madplay, and mikmod, xmp, and sox).
https://directory.fsf.org/wiki/Cplay || cplayAUR
  • Herrie — Minimalistic console-based music player with native AudioScrobbler support.
https://github.com/EdSchouten/herrie || herrieAUR
  • MOC — Ncurses console audio player with support for the MP3, OGG, and WAV formats.
https://moc.daper.net/ || moc
  • MPFC — Gstreamer-based audio player with curses interface.
https://code.google.com/archive/p/mpfc/ || mpfcAUR
  • mpg123 — Fast free MP3 console audio player for Linux, FreeBSD, Solaris, HP-UX and nearly all other UNIX systems (also decodes MP1 and MP2 files).
https://www.mpg123.org/ || mpg123
  • mps-youtube — Terminal based YouTube jukebox with playlist management. Plays audio/video through mplayer/mpv.
https://github.com/mps-youtube/mps-youtube || mps-youtube
  • pianobar — Console-based frontend for the online radio Pandora.
https://6xq.net/projects/pianobar/ || pianobar
  • whistle — Curses-based commandline audio player.
https://github.com/ap0calypse/whistle/ || whistle-gitAUR
  • XMMS2 — Complete rewrite of the popular music player.
https://xmms2.org || xmms2
Graphical
  • Amarok — Mature Qt-based player known for its plethora of features.
https://amarok.kde.org/ || amarok
http://audacious-media-player.org/ || audacious
http://banshee.fm/ || bansheeAUR
https://www.clementine-player.org/ || clementine
  • DeaDBeeF — Light and fast music player with many features, no GNOME or KDE dependencies, supports console-only, as well as a GTK+ GUI, comes with many plugins, and has a metadata editor.
http://deadbeef.sourceforge.net/ || deadbeef
  • Deepin Music — Awesome music player with brilliant and tweakful UI Deepin-UI based.
https://github.com/linuxdeepin/deepin-music || deepin-music
  • Exaile — GTK+ clone of Amarok.
http://www.exaile.org/ || exaileAUR
  • gmusicbrowser — Open-source jukebox for large collections of MP3/OGG/FLAC files.
https://gmusicbrowser.org/ || gmusicbrowserAUR
  • GNOME Music — Music is the new GNOME music playing application. It aims to combine an elegant and immersive browsing experience with simple and straightforward controls.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Music || gnome-music
  • Goggles Music Manager — Music collection manager and player that automatically categorizes your music, supports gapless playback, features easy tag editing, and internet radio support. Uses the Fox toolkit.
https://gogglesmm.github.io/ || gogglesmm
  • Guayadeque — Full featured media player that can easily manage large collections and uses the GStreamer media framework.
http://guayadeque.org/ || guayadequeAUR
  • JuK — JuK is an audio jukebox application, supporting collections of MP3, Ogg Vorbis, and FLAC audio files.
https://www.kde.org/applications/multimedia/juk/ || juk
  • Kaku — An highly integrated music player supports different online platform like YouTube, SoundCloud, Vimeo and more. Based on the Electron platform.
http://kaku.rocks/ || kaku-binAUR
  • Lollypop — A GNOME music player.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Lollypop || lollypop
  • LXMusic — A minimalist xmms2-based music player.
https://wiki.lxde.org/en/LXMusic || GTK+ 2: lxmusic, GTK+ 3: lxmusic-gtk3
  • Miam-player — Cross-platform open source music player.
http://mbach.github.io/Miam-Player/ || miam-playerAUR
  • Muine — A music player written in C Sharp.
https://muine.gooeylinux.org/ || muine
  • Musique — Just another music player, only better.
http://flavio.tordini.org/musique || musiqueAUR
  • Nuvola Player — Integrated Google Music, 8tracks and Hype Machine player.
https://tiliado.eu/nuvolaplayer/ || nuvolaplayer-gitAUR
  • Pantheon Music — Simple, fast, and good looking music player. The official elementary music player.
https://github.com/elementary/music || pantheon-music
  • Pithos — Python/GTK Pandora Radio desktop client.
https://pithos.github.io/ || pithosAUR
  • Pragha — GTK+ music manager. (fork of the Consonance Music Manager)
https://pragha-music-player.github.io/ || pragha
  • Qmmp — Qt-based multimedia player with a user interface that is similar to Winamp or XMMS.
http://qmmp.ylsoftware.com/ || qmmp
  • Quod Libet — Audio player written with PyGTK and GStreamer with support for regular expressions in playlists.
https://github.com/quodlibet/quodlibet/ || quodlibet
  • Rhythmbox — GTK+ clone of iTunes, used by default in GNOME.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Rhythmbox || rhythmbox
  • Sayonara — Small, clear and fast audio player for Linux written in C++, uses the Qt framework.
https://sayonara-player.com/ || sayonara-playerAUR
  • SpotCommander — A remote control for Spotify, optimized for mobile devices. It works on any device with a modern browser, and it's free and open source.
https://olejon.github.io/spotcommander/ || spotcommanderAUR
  • Spotify — Proprietary music streaming service. It supports local playback and streaming from Spotify's vast library (requires a free account).
https://www.spotify.com/ || spotifyAUR
  • Tomahawk — Music player application written in C++/Qt. It decouples the name of the song from the source it was shared from - and fulfills the request using all of your available sources.
https://www.tomahawk-player.org/ || tomahawkAUR
  • Upplay — Qt-based UPnP audio control point.
https://lesbonscomptes.com/upplay/ || upplayAUR

Sound editing

See also Professional audio.

  • Ardour — Multichannel hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation.
http://ardour.org/ || ardour
  • Audacity — Program that lets you manipulate digital audio waveforms.
http://audacity.sourceforge.net/ || audacity
  • Bitwig Studio — Proprietary professional digital audio workstation.
http://bitwig.com/ || bitwig-studioAUR
  • Deepin Voice Recorder — Voice recorder application for Deepin desktop.
https://github.com/linuxdeepin/deepin-voice-recorder || deepin-voice-recorder
  • Gnac — Audio converter for GNOME.
http://gnac.sourceforge.net/ || gnac
  • GNOME Sound Recorder — The Sound Recorder application enables you to record and play .flac, .ogg (OGG audio, or .oga), and .wav sound files.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/SoundRecorder || gnome-sound-recorder
  • KWave — Sound editor for KDE.
http://kwave.sourceforge.net/ || kwave
  • LMMS — The Linux MultiMedia Studio. Free cross-platform software which allows you to produce music with your computer.
http://lmms.sourceforge.net/ || lmms
  • Qtractor — Qt-based hard disk recorder and digital audio workstation application that aims to provide digital audio workstation software simple enough for the average home user, and yet powerful enough for the professional user.
http://qtractor.sourceforge.net/qtractor-index.html || qtractor
  • Rosegarden — Digital audio workstation program developed with ALSA and Qt that acts as an audio and MIDI sequencer, scorewriter and musical composition and editing tool.
http://www.rosegardenmusic.com/ || rosegarden
  • SoundConverter — A graphical application to convert audio files into different formats.
http://soundconverter.org/ || soundconverter
  • soundKonverter — Qt-based GUI front-end to various audio converters.
https://github.com/dfaust/soundkonverter || soundkonverter
  • XCFA — Tool to extract the contens of audio CDs and convert them to various formats.
http://www.xcfa.tuxfamily.org/ || xcfaAUR

Visualization

  • C.A.V.A. — Console-based audio visualizer for Alsa, MPD and PulseAudio.
https://karlstav.github.io/cava/ || cavaAUR
  • cavalcade — Python GUI wrapper for CAVA utility.
https://github.com/worron/cavalcade/ || cavalcadeAUR
  • cli-visualizer — A highly configurable CLI-based audio visualizer.
https://github.com/dpayne/cli-visualizer || cli-visualizerAUR
  • ProjectM — Music visualizer which uses 3D accelerated iterative image-based rendering.
http://projectm.sourceforge.net/ || projectm
  • Sonic Visualiser — Advanced player with waveform and spectrogram visualiser, playback speed control and selection looping. Very useful for transcribing.
https://www.sonicvisualiser.org/ || sonic-visualiser
  • VSXu — Free to use program that lets you create and perform real-time audio visual presets.
http://www.vsxu.com/ || vsxuAUR

Audio tag editors

  • Audio Tag Tool — Tool to edit tags in MP3 and Ogg Vorbis files.
http://tagtool.sourceforge.net/ || tagtoolAUR
  • EasyTag — Utility for viewing, editing and writing ID3 tags of music files, supports many audio formats.
http://easytag.sourceforge.net/ || easytag
  • Ex Falso — Cross-platform free and open source audio tag editor and library organizer. Run with exfalso.
https://github.com/quodlibet/quodlibet/ || quodlibet
  • ID3 Mass Tagger — Command-line utility to edit ID3 1.x and 2.x tags.
http://squell.github.io/id3/ || id3AUR
  • Kid3 — MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, FLAC, MPC, MP4/AAC, MP2, Speex, TrueAudio, WavPack, WMA, WAV and AIFF files tag editor.
http://kid3.sourceforge.net/ || kid3
  • MP3Info — MP3 technical info viewer and ID3 1.x tag editor.
http://ibiblio.org/mp3info/ || mp3info
  • MusicBrainz Picard — Cross-platform audio tag editor written in Python (the official MusicBrainz tagger).
http://musicbrainz.org/doc/MusicBrainz_Picard || picard
  • Puddletag — Replacement for the famous MP3tag for Windows.
http://puddletag.sourceforge.net/ || puddletag
  • taffy — Simple command-line tag editor for many audio formats.
https://github.com/jangler/taffy || taffyAUR
  • Tag Editor — A tag editor with Qt GUI and command-line interface supporting MP4/M4A/AAC (iTunes), ID3v1/ID3v2, Vorbis, Opus, FLAC and Matroska.
https://github.com/Martchus/tageditor || tageditorAUR
  • Thunar Media Tags Plugin — Adds special features for media files to the Thunar File Manager, including the ability to edit tags.
http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/thunar-plugins/thunar-media-tags-plugin || thunar-media-tags-plugin
  • Qoobar — Universal QT-based audio tagger (specialized for classical music)
http://qoobar.sourceforge.net/en/index.htm || qoobarAUR

Lyrics

  • clyrics — Extensible lyrics fetcher, with daemon support for cmus and mocp.
https://github.com/trizen/clyrics || clyricsAUR
  • lyricsx — Lyrics editor.
https://github.com/timxx/lyricsx || lyricsxAUR
  • osdlyrics — Lyric show compatible with various media players.
https://github.com/osdlyrics/osdlyrics || osdlyrics

Volume managers

  • GVolWheel — An audio mixer which lets you control the volume through a tray icon.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/gvolwheel/ || gvolwheelAUR
  • pa-applet — PulseAudio system tray applet with volume bar.
https://github.com/fernandotcl/pa-applet || pa-applet-gitAUR
  • PNMixer — A fork of Obmixer. It has many new features such as ALSA channel selection, connect/disconnect detection, shortcuts, etc.
https://github.com/nicklan/pnmixer/wiki || pnmixerAUR
  • Volctl — Per-application volume control for GNU/Linux desktops.
https://buzz.github.io/volctl/ || volctlAUR
  • Volnoti — A lightweight volume notification daemon for GNU/Linux and other POSIX operating systems.
https://github.com/davidbrazdil/volnoti || volnotiAUR
  • Volti — A GTK application for controlling audio volume from system tray with an internal mixer and support for multimedia keys that uses only ALSA.
https://github.com/gen2brain/volti || voltiAUR
  • VolumeIcon — Another volume control for your system tray with channel selection, themes and an external mixer.
http://softwarebakery.com/maato/volumeicon.html || volumeicon
  • VolWheel — A little application which lets you control the sound volume easily through a tray icon you can scroll on.
http://oliwer.net/b/volwheel.html || volwheel

CD ripping

See Optical disc drive#CD 2.

Video

Video players

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of video player software.

Console
  • FFplay — Very simple and portable media player using the FFmpeg libraries and the SDL library.
http://ffmpeg.org/ || ffmpeg
  • gst-play-1.0 — Simple command line playback testing tool for GStreamer.
https://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/ || gst-plugins-base-libs
  • MPlayer — Video player that supports a complete and versatile array of video and audio formats.
http://www.mplayerhq.hu/design7/news.html || mplayer
  • mpv — Movie player based on MPlayer and mplayer2.
https://mpv.io/ || mpv
  • VLC media player — Command-line version of the famous video player that can play smoothly high definition videos in the TTY. The rc interface can be launched with vlc -I rc, and the ncurses interface can be launched with vlc -I ncurses.
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/ || vlc
Graphical
  • Baka MPlayer — Free and open source, cross-platform, mpv based multimedia player (Qt 5).
http://bakamplayer.u8sand.net/ || baka-mplayer
  • Deepin Movie — Movie player for Deepin desktop based on mpv.
https://github.com/linuxdeepin/deepin-movie-reborn || deepin-movie
https://www.kde.org/applications/multimedia/dragonplayer/ || dragon
  • GNOME MPlayer — Simple GTK+-based GUI for MPlayer.
http://kdekorte.googlepages.com/gnomemplayer || gnome-mplayer
  • GNOME MPV — Simple frontend for mpv (GTK+ 3).
https://gnome-mpv.github.io/ || gnome-mpv
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Videos || totem
  • Kaffeine — Very versatile KDE media player that, by default, utilizes VLC as its backend and has excellent support of digital TV (DVB).
https://www.kde.org/applications/multimedia/kaffeine/ || kaffeine
http://kmplayer.kde.org/ || kmplayer
  • Kodi — Media player and entertainment hub for digital media.
https://kodi.tv/ || kodi
  • KPlayer — Multimedia player for KDE4 using MPlayer as a backend.
http://kplayer.sourceforge.net/ || kplayerAUR
https://github.com/cmdrkotori/mpc-qt || mpc-qtAUR
  • minitube — YouTube desktop application written in C++ using Phonon and Qt.
https://flavio.tordini.org/minitube || minitube
  • mpv — Very basic GUI for mpv. Can be launched with mpv --player-operation-mode=pseudo-gui.
https://mpv.io/ || mpv
  • Parole — Modern media player based on the GStreamer framework.
http://goodies.xfce.org/projects/applications/parole/ || parole
  • QMPlay2 — Qt based video player. It can play and stream all formats supported by FFmpeg and libmodplug. It has on integrated module system, which includes a YouTube browser.
http://zaps166.sourceforge.net/?app=QMPlay2 || qmplay2AUR
  • QtAV Player — Simple media player based on QtAV and FFmpeg. Run with Player or QMLPlayer.
http://www.qtav.org/ || qtav
  • Rage — Video and audio player written with Enlightenment Foundation Libraries with some extra bells and whistles. Uses GStreamer
https://www.enlightenment.org/about-rage || rageAUR
  • SMPlayer — Qt multimedia player with extra features (CSS themes, YouTube integration, etc.) based on mpv. It can use MPlayer as alternative backend.
http://smplayer.sourceforge.net/ || smplayer
  • Snappy — Powerful media player with a minimalistic interface that uses GStreamer.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Snappy || snappy-player
  • tvtime — High quality television application for use with video capture cards.
https://linuxtv.org/ || tvtime
  • VLC media player — Middleweight video player with support for a wide variety of audio and video formats.
https://www.videolan.org/vlc/ || vlc
  • xine — Free multimedia player.
http://www.xine-project.org || xine-ui
  • Xnoise — GTK+ and GStreamer-based media player for both audio and video with "a slick GUI, great speed and lots of features." (development ceased)
http://www.xnoise-media-player.com/ || xnoise
  • xt7-player-mpv — Qt/Gambas GUI to mpv with a rich set of configurable options including filters and drivers, ladspa plugins support as well as library/playlist managment, YouTube, online radios, podcasts, DVB-T and more.
https://github.com/kokoko3k/xt7-player-mpv || xt7-player-mpvAUR

Video converters

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of video converters.

Console
  • Avidemux CLI — Free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks.
http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/ || avidemux-cli
  • FFmpeg — Complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video.
http://ffmpeg.org/ || ffmpeg
  • HandBrake CLI — Simple yet powerful video transcoder ideal for batch mkv/x264 ripping.
http://handbrake.fr/ || handbrake-cli
  • MEncoder — Free command line video decoding, encoding and filtering tool.
http://mplayerhq.hu/ || mencoder
  • Transcode — Command line tool for video stream processing.
https://bitbucket.org/france/transcode-tcforge || transcode
Graphical
  • Ciano — Simple multimedia file converter.
https://github.com/robertsanseries/ciano || ciano-gitAUR
  • Curlew — Easy to use multimedia converter written in Python and GTK3 and uses FFmpeg.
https://curlew.sourceforge.io/ || curlewAUR
  • FFmpegYAG — Advanced GUI for the popular FFmpeg audio/video encoding tool.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/ffmpegyag/ || ffmpegyagAUR
  • FF Multi Converter — Simple graphical application which enables you to convert audio, video, image and document files between all popular formats, by utilizing other command-line tools.
https://sites.google.com/site/ffmulticonverter/ || ffmulticonverterAUR
  • HandBrake — Simple yet powerful video transcoder ideal for batch mkv/x264 ripping. GTK+ version.
http://handbrake.fr/ || handbrake
  • QWinFF — Qt5 GUI for FFmpeg that can read audio and video files in various formats and convert them into other formats.
http://qwinff.github.io/ || qwinffAUR
  • traGtor — Convert all your audio and video files through FFmpeg without using a terminal.
http://mein-neues-blog.de/tragtor-gui-for-ffmpeg/ || tragtorAUR
  • Transmageddon — Simple python application for transcoding video into formats supported by GStreamer.
http://www.linuxrising.org/ || transmageddon
  • WinFF — Graphical video and audio batch converter using FFmpeg.
https://www.biggmatt.com/winff/ || winffAUR

Video editors

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of video editing software.

  • Avidemux — Free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks.
http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/ || avidemux-qt
  • Blender — Fully integrated 3D graphics creation suite with a built-in non-linear video editor.
http://www.blender.org/ || blender
http://cinelerra-cv.org/ || cinelerra-cv
  • Flowblade — Multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux, designed to provide a fast, robust editing experience.
https://github.com/jliljebl/flowblade || flowbladeAUR
  • Kdenlive — Non-linear video editor designed for basic to semi-professional work.
http://kdenlive.org/ || kdenlive
  • Lightworks — Professional proprietary non-linear editing system for editing and mastering digital video in various formats.
http://www.lwks.com/ || lwksAUR
  • LiVES — Video editor and VJ (live performance) platform.
http://lives-video.com/ || livesAUR
  • Natron — Open-source compositing software. Node-graph based. Similar in functionalities to Adobe After Effects and Nuke by The Foundry.
https://natron.fr/ || natronAUR
  • OpenShot — Non-linear video editor based on MLT framework.
http://www.openshotvideo.com/ || openshot
  • Pitivi — Video editor designed to be intuitive and integrate well in the GNOME desktop.
http://www.pitivi.org/ || pitivi
  • Shotcut — Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor.
http://www.shotcut.org/ || shotcutAUR
  • VidCutter — Fast lossless media cutter + joiner w/ frame-accurate SmartCut options powered by mpv, FFmpeg via a sleek Qt5 GUI.
https://vidcutter.ozmartians.com/ || vidcutterAUR

Subtitles

See also Wikipedia:Comparison of subtitle editors.

https://github.com/Aegisub/Aegisub || aegisub
  • Gaupol — Full-featured subtitle editor.
https://otsaloma.io/gaupol/ || gaupol
http://www.gnomesubtitles.org/ || gnome-subtitles
  • Jubler — Open-source multiplatform subtitle editor written in Java.
http://www.jubler.org || jublerAUR
  • Penguin Subtitle Player — Standalone subtitle player that provides a translucent window which always stays on the top so subtitles can be shown on top of the video without blocking anything.
https://github.com/carsonip/Penguin-Subtitle-Player || penguin-subtitle-player-gitAUR
  • subdl — Command-line tool for downloading subtitles from opensubtitles.org.
https://github.com/akexakex/subdl || subdl
  • SubDownloader — Automatic download/upload of subtitles using fast hashing.
https://github.com/subdownloader/subdownloader || subdownloader
  • Subtitle Composer — Subtitle editor with Qt 5 based GUI supporting various formats, features different player backends, able to display wave form.
https://github.com/maxrd2/subtitlecomposer || subtitlecomposerAUR
  • Subtitle Edit — Subtitle editing program. Written in C# using mono.
https://github.com/SubtitleEdit/subtitleedit || subtitleeditAUR
  • Subtitle Editor — GTK+3 tool to edit subtitles for GNU/Linux/*BSD.
http://kitone.github.io/subtitleeditor/ || subtitleeditor
  • SubtitlesPrinter — Print subtitles above a X-screen, independently of the video player.
https://github.com/OlivierMarty/SubtitlesPrinter || subtitles-printer-gitAUR

Screencast

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Notes: There is a suitable page dedicated to the topic, so the content should be in one place. It's not like that every list of applications present on the wiki must be unconditionally on this page. (Discuss in Talk:List of applications#List of screenshot tools)

See also FFmpeg#Screen capture and Wikipedia:Comparison of screencasting software.

Screencast utilities allow you to create a video of your desktop or individual windows.

  • Byzanz — Simple screencast tool that produces GIF animations.
http://blogs.gnome.org/otte/2009/08/30/byzanz-0-2-0/ || byzanz
  • Deepin Screen Recorder — Screen recorder application for Deepin desktop.
https://github.com/linuxdeepin/deepin-screen-recorder || deepin-screen-recorder
  • FFcast — FFmpeg-based screencast tool written in Bash.
https://github.com/lolilolicon/FFcast || ffcastAUR
  • Green Recorder — Simple yet functional desktop recorder for Linux systems.
https://github.com/green-project/green-recorder || green-recorderAUR
  • Kazam — Screencasting program with design in mind. Handles multiscreen setups.
https://launchpad.net/kazam || kazamAUR
  • OBS — Video recording and live streaming application.
https://obsproject.com/ || obs-studio
  • Peek — Simple screencast tool that produces GIF, APNG, WebM or MP4 animations.
https://github.com/phw/peek || peekAUR
  • RecordItNow — Plugin based desktop recorder for KDE.
http://recorditnow.sourceforge.net/ || recorditnow
  • RecordMyDesktop — Easy to use utility that records your desktop into the ogg format with a CLI, GTK+ or Qt interface. (inactive development)
http://recordmydesktop.sourceforge.net/ || CLI: recordmydesktop, GTK+: gtk-recordmydesktop, Qt: qt-recordmydesktop
  • SimpleScreenRecorder — Feature-rich screen recorder written in C++/Qt5 that supports X11 and OpenGL.
http://www.maartenbaert.be/simplescreenrecorder/ || simplescreenrecorder
  • VokoScreen — Simple screencast GUI tool using FFmpeg.
http://www.kohaupt-online.de/hp || vokoscreenAUR
  • XVidCap — Application used for recording a screencast or digital recording of an X Window System screen output with an audio narration.
http://xvidcap.sourceforge.net/ || xvidcapAUR

Webcam

See also FFmpeg#Recording webcam and Wikipedia:Comparison of webcam software.

  • Cheese — Take photos and videos with your webcam, with fun graphical effects.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Cheese || cheese
  • fswebcam — Small and simple command line webcam software that generates images for a webcam.
https://www.sanslogic.co.uk/fswebcam/ || fswebcamAUR
  • Guvcview — Simple interface for capturing and viewing video from v4l2 devices.
http://guvcview.sourceforge.net/ || GTK+: guvcview, Qt: guvcview-qt
  • Kamoso — Webcam recorder from KDE community.
https://userbase.kde.org/Kamoso || kamoso
  • MJPG-streamer — Command line application which can be used to stream M-JPEG over an IP-based network from a webcam to various types of viewers.
https://github.com/jacksonliam/mjpg-streamer || mjpg-streamer-jacksonliam-gitAUR
  • Motion — Highly configurable program that monitors video signals from many types of cameras. It is able to detect if a significant part of the picture has changed; in other words, it can detect motion.
https://motion-project.github.io/ || motionAUR
  • QtCAM — Webcam software with more than 10 image control settings, extension settings and color space switching.
https://www.e-consystems.com/opensource-linux-webcam-software-application.asp || qtcam-gitAUR
  • v4l2ucp — Universal control panel for V4L2 devices.
http://v4l2ucp.sourceforge.net/ || v4l2ucp
  • v4l-utils — Provides a series of utilities for media devices.
https://linuxtv.org/ || v4l-utils
  • Webcamoid — Full featured webcam suite.
https://webcamoid.github.io/ || webcamoidAUR
  • ZArt — GUI for G'MIC real-time manipulations on the output of a webcam.
https://gmic.eu/ || zart

DVD authoring

See also Wikipedia:List of DVD authoring applications.

  • Bombono DVD — DVD authoring program with nice and clean GUI.
http://www.bombono.org/ || bombono-dvdAUR
  • Devede — Program to create VideoDVDs and CDs.
http://www.rastersoft.com/programas/devede.html || devede
  • DVDStyler — DVD authoring application for the creation of professional-looking DVDs.
https://www.dvdstyler.org/ || dvdstylerAUR

DVD ripping

See Optical disc drive#DVD-Video.

Collection managers

  • Basenji — Volume indexing tool designed for easy and fast indexing of CD/DVD and other type of volume collections.
https://github.com/pulb/basenji || basenjiAUR
  • Beets — Music library organizer, tagger and more.
http://beets.radbox.org/ || beets
  • Demlo — Batch music tagger, encoder, renamer and more.
http://ambrevar.bitbucket.org/demlo/ || demloAUR
  • GCstar — GNOME application for organizing various collections (board games, comic books, movies, stamps, etc.).
http://www.gcstar.org/ || gcstarAUR
  • Kodi — Application for organizing various collections and automatically retrieving info about them (video, music, photos).
https://kodi.tv/ || kodi
  • Tellico — KDE application for organizing various collections (books, video, music, coins, etc.).
http://tellico-project.org/ || tellico

Media servers

  • Airsonic — Web-based media streamer, providing ubiquitous access to your music. (Fork of Subsonic.)
https://airsonic.github.io/ || airsonicAUR
  • Emby — Proprietary media server, which automatically converts and streams your media on-the-fly to play on any device.
https://emby.media/ || emby-server
  • Gerbera — UPnP Media Server to stream your media to devices on your home network. (Fork of MediaTomb.)
https://gerbera.io/ || gerberaAUR
  • Plex — Proprietary media server, which organizes your personal video, music, and photo collections and streams them to all of your devices.
https://www.plex.tv/ || plex-media-serverAUR
  • ReadyMedia — Simple media server software, with the aim of being fully compliant with DLNA/UPnP-AV clients.
https://sourceforge.net/projects/minidlna/ || minidlna
  • Rygel — UPnP AV MediaServer and MediaRenderer that allows you to easily share audio, video and pictures, and control of media player on your home network.
https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Rygel || rygel
  • Serviio — Proprietary media server, which allows you to stream your media files (music, video or images) to renderer devices (e.g. a TV set, Bluray player, games console or mobile phone) on your connected home network.
http://serviio.org/ || serviioAUR
  • Subsonic — Proprietary media server to stream from your own computer.
http://www.subsonic.org/ || subsonicAUR
  • Universal Media Server — UPnP media server, which is capable of sharing video, audio and images between most modern devices. (Fork of PS3 Media Server.)
http://www.universalmediaserver.com/ || umsAUR

Mobile phone managers

  • gnokii — Tools and user space driver for use with mobile phones.
http://www.gnokii.org/ || gnokii
  • GNOME Phone Manager — Control your mobile phone from your GNOME desktop.
https://wiki.gnome.org/PhoneManager || gnome-phone-manager
  • KDE Connect — A project that aims to communicate all your devices.
https://community.kde.org/KDEConnect || kdeconnect
  • Wammu — Manage data in your cell phone such as contacts, calendar or messages.
https://wammu.eu/ || wammu

Optical media burning

See Optical disc drive#Burning CD/DVD/BD with a GUI.