Transmageddon: A Video Transcoder For Linux And Unix Systems

Transmageddon is a video transcoder for Linux and Unix systems built using GStreamer. It supports almost any format as its input and can generate a very large host of output files. The goal of the application was to help people to create the files they need to be able to play on their mobile devices and for people not hugely experienced with multimedia to generate a multimedia file without having to resort to command line tools with ungainly syntaxes.

Transmageddon is created by Christian Fredrik Kalager Schaller.


Supported Codecs

Currently supported codecs are:

  • Containers:
    • Ogg
    • Matroska
    • AVI
    • MPEG TS
    • MPEG PS
    • flv
    • QuickTime
    • MPEG4
    • 3GPP
    • MXT
    • WEBM
    • ASF
  • Audio encoders:
    • Vorbis
    • FLAC
    • MP3
    • AAC
    • AC3
    • Speex
    • Celt
  • Video encoders:
    • Theora
    • Dirac
    • H264
    • VP8

Install in Ubuntu from source

First install all required dependencies by running the command below:

sudo apt-get build-dep transmageddon
[sudo] password for enock:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
autoconf automake autopoint autotools-dev debhelper dh-apparmor
dh-autoreconf intltool libtool libxml-parser-perl m4 po-debconf python3-all
0 upgraded, 13 newly installed, 0 to remove and 389 not upgraded.
Need to get 2,818 kB of archives.
After this operation, 8,431 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y

Download latest tarball from here (Currently 1.3):


Extract tarball:

tar xvf transmageddon-1.3.tar.xz





Now, install:

sudo make install


That’s it.