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  • ffmpeg2theora a commandline encoder from any format read by ffmpeg to Ogg Theora/Vorbis: svn, latest releases.
    • WARNING: Has serious audio sync problems on many files.
  • 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 Ogg/Vorbis playback to complex audio (mixing) and video (non-linear editing) processing.


  • Ogg Streamer A windows application to stream directly from a webcam to an Icecast server.
  • Virtual Stage Includes an application to encode to Ogg Theora, forces fixed size and encoding parameters though. Registration required.
  • GFrontend ffmpeg2theora GUI Frontend for ffmpeg2theora
  • MediaCoder Application to encode media files into many target formats, including Ogg Theora.
  • SUPER General purpose converter application, also serves as a frontend to ffmpeg2theora.

GNU/Linux / BSD

  • 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 ogg theora 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 Ogg 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 Ogg Theora/Vorbis.
  • Simple Theora Encoder an ffmpeg2theora frontend

See also