Arista: convert video for gadgets

Unlike HandBrake, Arista supports encoding to many more formats. It has presets for many devices. The application is very simple and easy to use. Arista uses GStreamer as the backend transcoding engine.


  • Formats: MP4, WebM, Matroska, AVI, Ogg, FLV
  • Video: H264, VP8, MPEG4/DivX, MPEG2, Theora, Flash
  • Audio: AAC, Vorbis, MP3, FLAC, Speex, WAV
  • Devices: Android, Computer, DVD, iPhone, Ipod, Ipad, Nokia N Series, Web
  • Users can submit presets for different devices
  • Open source and free


To install Arista on Ubuntu, run:

$ sudo apt-get install arista

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