Cupid 0.0.2 review

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Cupid is a modern, complete video/audio capture solution for the Linux/GNOME desktop

License: GPL (GNU General Public License)
File size: 572K
Developer: Ronald Bultje
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Cupid is a modern, complete video/audio capture solution for the Linux/GNOME desktop. Cupid is based on the GStreamer multimedia framework, which is the de facto multimedia framework on the Linux and UNIX desktop.

Using GStreamer, it supports a variety of container formats and video/audio codecs. Likewise, it supports all the current video and audio kernel interfaces, and can be extended to supports other systems than Linux simply by writing a GStreamer plugin.


Here are some key features of "Cupid":
Support for all video/audio codecs and container formats supported by GStreamer. When the right plugins are installed, this includes, but is not limited to, Ogg, AVI, ASF and MPEG as container formats, Theora, MPEG-4, DivX, XviD, MJPEG and uncompressed (YUV) as video codecs and Vorbis, Speex, FLAC, MPEG and uncompressed (integer and float) PCM as audio codecs.
Support for all the current kernel interfaces for video and audio capture. This includes, but is not limited to, video4linux, video4linux2 and video4linux/MJPEG as a video source and OSS and ALSA as an audio source. Cupid works with TV-cards, DV cameras and webcams.
Because of the synchronization mechanisms inside GStreamer, audio/video synchronization is automatic; no more need to be affraid of loss of lip-sync.
Support for snapshots (making a picture of the current frame).
A minimal mode, with which Cupid can be used as a TV application. Needless to say, Cupid has fullscreen support as well.
A user interfaces that integrates with the rest of your GNOME desktop.

What's New in This Release:
removal of a gtk-2.6 deprecated widgets
crash fixes, stability fixes
metadata support
support for preview of non-hardware-overlay
devices (DV/webcams)
fullscreen/minimal support
video-only capture

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