How to capture an online video stream and edit (convert into other formats, make a clip, etc.) it in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?
To convert videos into different format, handbrake is a handy tool.
I found "All video downloader" from the ubuntu software center(12.04 lts Precise Pangolin) a good program which has the following PROS:
- Can download from a host of sites such as youtube, DM, Vimeo, etc.
- Easy to use with a good UI.
- Has batch mode where you can copy-paste many video URLS and will download one at a time.
- Supports down load in many formats (FLV, MP4, MP4-HD, etc) but always first downloads in flv first and then converts it to whatever format you had selected.
- A bit slower( compared to the ones I have in windows), if you want to download in any format other than FLV.
Try ClipGrab. ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Dailymotion and many other online video sites.
Try Keepvid downloader which is free and safe to use. I used to get loads of videos from web via this tool. Though it sometimes may not handle some clips which depend on the situations.