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.

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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).