Install the latest Transmageddon Video Converter on Ubuntu 14.04

Transmageddon Video Converter 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 in formats that include Ogg, Matroska, AVI, WebM, FLV, MPEG or ASF. The goal of the application is to give end users ability to convert their favorite videos to format playable on their mobile devices.


Transmageddon was initially released as v1.2, but later it was re-tagged as 1.3 after VAAPI encoding which was initially disabled on 1.2 has now been enabled in 1.3. To see the full announcement, read this post on the Transmageddon blog.

This release comes with few new features exception of the UI interface which there is not a lot of changes since the last version, just some smaller layout and string fixes, but stability is greatly improved

  • First of all if you have the GStreamer VAAPI plugins installed (and be sure to have the driver too) then the VAAPI GPU encoder will be used for h264 and MPEG2
  • Secondly I brought back the so called ‘xvid’ codec (even though xvid isn’t really a separate codec, but a name used to refer to MPEG4 Video codec using the advanced-simple profile.)

Install latest Transmageddon Video Converter

sudo apt-get build-dep transmageddon


tar -xvf transmageddon-1.5.tar.xz

cd transmageddon-1.5/



sudo make install
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