video for linux
Thanks to a handy little command line utility called Asfbin, Linux users can edit .wmv videos without having to re-encode them. So your edited .wmv’s look every bit as good as the originals. Plus, asfbin is free and very fast at doing its work.
Getting & installing asfbin
Go to the download section of the Radioactive Pages and download the Linux AsfBin command line version. Extract the program from the zip file and place it in the /usr/bin directory.
The new video sharing websites like Youtube, Google Video have wealth information such as tutorials, but saving them to your hard drive can be a time consuming. While there are lots of tools for downloading videos from video sharing websites, clive is probably the most useful of them.
This was pretty nifty, and it worked on the first try on my home network where each computer has a static IP. Presumably, you already know about VLC -- a very cooperative media player that is available on Linux, Windoz and Mac.
I started by logging into one of my linux boxes over ssh and ran the following command:
vlc video.avi -I dummy --sout udp://XX.XX.XX.XX:8080 --loop
note you need to replace "XX.XX.XX.XX" with the IP address of the machine you want to receive the video