arista-transcode(1) multimedia transcoding tool for the GNOME Desktop


arista-transcode [options] infile outfile...


This manual page documents briefly the arista-transcode command.

arista is a multimedia transcoder for the GNOME Desktop which allows user to encode audio and video streams for a wide variety of devices.

arista-transcode is a command line program which allows user to encode audio and video stream for various devices.

Features include automatic discovery of DVD media and V4L devices, ripping from DVD or files, a live quality preview, and included presets for the most popular devices currently in use.


This program follows the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two dashes (`-').
-h, --help
Show summary of options.
-v, --version
Show version of program.
-i, --info
Show information about available devices.
Subtitle file to render.
-e, --ssa
Render embedded SSA subtitles.
-f FONT, --font=FONT
Font to use when rendering subtitles.
-c, --crop
Amount of pixels to crop before transcoding. Specify as: Top Right Bottom Left, default: None.
-p PRESET, --preset=PRESET
Preset to encode to [default].
-d DEVICE, --device=DEVICE
Device to encode to [computer].
Output file name [auto].
-s, --source-info
Show information about input file and exit.
-q, --quiet
Don't show status and time remaining.
-v, --verbose
Show verbose (debug) output.
--install-preset FILENAME
Install a downloaded device preset file.
Reset presets to factory defaults.


arista-transcode was written by Daniel G. Taylor <[email protected]>.

This manual page was written by Alessio Treglia <[email protected]>, for the Debian project (and may be used by others).