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  • ffmpeg2theora a commandline encoder from any format read by ffmpeg to Theora/Vorbis: svn, major releases, very latest versions of ffmpeg2theora and some more stuff
  • ffmpeg2dirac - fork of ffmpeg2theora, can enode into OGG Dirac but also Theora
  • VLC Media Player Can transcode from any source it supports into Ogg/Theora. WARNING: Apparently creates broken Ogg streams.
  • GStreamer GStreamer is a library that allows the construction of graphs of media-handling components, ranging from simple Vorbis playback to complex audio (mixing) and video (non-linear editing) processing.
  • Theorur is a GUI for Ogg/Theora streaming (icecast2 system), written using gtk2.
  • Handbrake is a GUI/CLI free software for ripping/encoding DVD/Files into various containers and formats including theora & vorbis since September 2008.
  • firefogg is a Firefox extension that encodes locally and uploads in chunks or when encoding finishes


  • Ogg Streamer A Windows application to stream directly from a webcam to an Icecast server.
  • Virtual Stage Includes an application to encode to Theora, forces fixed size and encoding parameters though. Registration required.
  • GFrontend GUI Frontend for ffmpeg2theora. An unsupported / discontinued open source project.
  • Theora Converter .NET A GUI frontend for ffmpeg2theora based on GFrontend. Supports 2 pass encoding with ffmpeg2theora 0.26.
  • MediaCoder Application to encode media files into many target formats, including Theora.
  • SUPER General purpose converter application, also serves as a frontend to ffmpeg2theora.
  • FFCoder, general purpose converter
  • The Wikipedia Theora Page provides an up to date list of software that can encode Theora.


  • Thoggen is a DVD backup utility ('DVD ripper') for Linux, based on GStreamer and Gtk+.
  • Freej Freej is a realtime video mixer. It can stream Theora and Vorbis live to icecast. Check here for more info.
  • OggConvert is a small Gnome utility which uses GStreamer to convert (almost) any media file to Vorbis, Theora and Dirac.

Mac OS X

  • XiphQT allows you to export from Quicktime, or any application supporting Quicktime (i.e. Final Cut Pro), to Theora/Vorbis.
  • Simple Theora Encoder an ffmpeg2theora frontend

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