Links to software applications that I’ve found useful after a minor or even troublesome search. Enjoy and please provide feedback!
Video / Audio
- HandBrake* (open source / GNU) – Rip the DVD for your iPod/iPhone/backup archival (needs VLC for some DVDs) http://handbrake.fr
*If you get HandBrake, you’ll also need the VLC Library (the same library that the commercial DVD Ripper utility uses)
- Squared 5 (open source / GNU) – Edit an MP4 that you have or may have created. http://www.squared5.com/
- Audacity (open source / GNU) – Free editor. If you’ve only used the older versions, they’ve updated it with a real Mac OS X look and feel. http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/mac
- Final Cut Express (commercial / Apple) – Not a free movie editor, but it’s a step above iMovie. FactoryFX has nice free plugins to work with this. Get from Amazon for $150. Try buying Final Cut Express 4 at Amazon.com.