There are several applications available for the Linux desktop related to video editing and video recording. This is a short list of some of the best video players and video converters for the Linux desktop.
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The Arista video transcoder is a fantastic tool that can be used to convert video file formats. Arista will support several different video formats, and can even convert files into device specific formats. Arista is very easy to use as well, this is a very good video converting tool.
OpenShot is based on FFmpeg and will support several types of video, audio, and image formats. With OpenShot you can quickly convert a video file from one file type to another. You can also add animated titles to your work, or add sound tracks to your videos. OpenShot has several features that users are sure to love, give it a try today.
Totem is a very popular video player for the Linux desktop, and Totem can commonly be found on Ubuntu based distributions. With Totem you can even browse through the massive database of YouTube videos which are available.
Here is another great video converting tool which supports several video file formats as well. Transmageddon is also quite simple to use, but I have noticed minor inconsistencies with the stability of the application. It is usually a good idea to keep a few video converting tools in your arsenal, just for support of multiple file formats. I always keep Transmageddon installed just in case, it is a wonderful alternative.
VLC is a popular video player that is well-known for playing almost any video file format. VLC will play most video files with no codecs required. VLC is also available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X if anyone is interested.