Re: [LAU] Writing jingles

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To: Philipp Überbacher <murks@...>
Cc: linux-audio-user <linux-audio-user@...>
Date: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 - 9:08 pm

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This is really a pity, because otherwise OpenShot is a great editor.

In light of my increasing video editing, I am sorry to say that I am
beginning to contemplate switching to Windows for video. I spent the whole
day today exploring video editing tools for Linux and it was a total
disappointment.

1. Tried promising *Lightworks*. However, it doesn't have an ability to
synchronize audio to video on sub-frame level which makes lack of this one
little feature a show stopper for me - I record audio separately from video
and I need very precise sync later on. OpenShot does it easily and I always
am able to sync precisely (video camera does record audio as well and I am
able to perfectly sync audio and then mute camera audio track).

2. Tried promising *Blender Video Editor*. Unfortunately, it does not
support many video formats, at least on my machine and - most importantly -
it could not read or render the files that my camera shoots (normal mp4
files). Internet search revealed alleged problems working with mp4. Video
software that has problems with mp4... I just cannot rely on it and besides
I could find no solution whatsoever.

3. Tried *kdenlive*, hoping maybe it fixed its problems. What do you know -
it crashes on my Xubuntu 12.04 when I click "Add clip". So much for
kdenlive - even the stock Ubuntu version does not work, simply incredible.

4. *OpenShot* works and I probably will have to use it for quick edits,
hoping it does not start randomly crashing. I did contact the developers,
but there have been numerous reports and I just don't think this is fixable
by one solution. I also am not sure I will receive a reply.

5. Tried *Avidemux* and some other video editor from the repos - both could
not even open an mp4 file properly.

And then when I saw on some site a blogger write that "Linux is the best
platform for high end video editing", I was just astonished at the insolence
of the claim. I mean, such nerve...

Anyway, I am quite disappointed, as I am not looking forward to having a
dual boot or using an old laptop just for video editing and equally not
looking forward to fighting random OpenShot crashes. Linux definitely lacks
in terms of simple basic video editing, meaning that you are lucky if some
video software happens to work on your machine. Don't loose that luck -
don't upgrade, just stick to it if it works - you never know what bug an
upgrade will bring, a bug that might stay in there for years.

Happy hacking!

L.V.

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This is reall=
y a pity, because otherwise OpenShot is a great editor.In lig=
ht of my increasing video editing, I am sorry to say that I am beginning to=
contemplate switching to Windows for video. I spent the whole day today ex=
ploring video editing tools for Linux and it was a total disappointment.
1. Tried promising Lightworks. However, it doesn't hav=
e an ability to synchronize audio to video on sub-frame level which makes l=
ack of this one little feature a show stopper for me - I record audio separ=
ately from video and I need very precise sync later on. OpenShot does it ea=
sily and I always am able to sync precisely (video camera does record audio=
as well and I am able to perfectly sync audio and then mute camera audio t=
rack).
2. Tried promising Blender Video Editor. Unfortunately, it=
does not support many video formats, at least on my machine and - most imp=
ortantly - it could not read or render the files that my camera shoots (nor=
mal mp4 files). Internet search revealed alleged problems working with mp4.=
Video software that has problems with mp4... I just cannot rely on it and =
besides I could find no solution whatsoever.
3. Tried kdenlive, hoping maybe it fixed its problems. Wha=
t do you know - it crashes on my Xubuntu 12.04 when I click "Add clip&=
quot;. So much for kdenlive - even the stock Ubuntu version does not work, =
simply incredible.
4. OpenShot works and I probably will have to use it for q=
uick edits, hoping it does not start randomly crashing. I did contact the d=
evelopers, but there have been numerous reports and I just don't think =
this is fixable by one solution. I also am not sure I will receive a reply.=

5. Tried Avidemux and some other video editor from the rep=
os - both could not even open an mp4 file properly.And then w=
hen I saw on some site a blogger write that "Linux is the best platfor=
m for high end video editing", I was just astonished at the insolence of the claim. I mean, such nerve...
Anyway, I am quite disappointed, as I am =
not looking forward to having a dual boot or using an old laptop just for v=
ideo editing and equally not looking forward to fighting random OpenShot cr=
ashes. Linux definitely lacks in terms of simple basic video editing, meani=
ng that you are lucky if some video software happens to work on your machin=
e. Don't loose that luck - don't upgrade, just stick to it if it wo=
rks - you never know what bug an upgrade will bring, a bug that might stay =
in there for years.
Happy hacking!=
L.V.

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Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Carlo Ascani, (Thu Jul 3, 8:57 am)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Carlos sanchiavedraz, (Thu Jul 3, 10:38 am)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Nils, (Fri Jun 27, 3:20 pm)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Louigi Verona, (Sat Jun 28, 1:13 pm)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Alexandre Prokoudine, (Mon Jun 30, 1:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Louigi Verona, (Mon Jun 30, 8:57 pm)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Philipp , (Mon Jun 30, 9:23 pm)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Louigi Verona, (Tue Jul 1, 9:08 pm)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Neil C Smith, (Wed Jul 2, 8:13 am)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Raffaele Morelli, (Wed Jul 2, 7:49 am)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Len Ovens, (Wed Jul 2, 3:34 am)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Brett McCoy, (Wed Jul 2, 3:58 am)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Louigi Verona, (Wed Jul 2, 6:02 am)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Jul 2, 8:34 am)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Jul 2, 8:43 am)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Paul Davis, (Tue Jul 1, 10:15 pm)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Raffaele Morelli, (Wed Jul 2, 7:44 am)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Simon Wise, (Fri Jul 4, 8:14 am)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Raffaele Morelli, (Fri Jul 4, 10:44 am)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Paul Davis, (Wed Jul 2, 12:31 pm)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Gianfranco Ceccolini, (Wed Jul 2, 12:36 pm)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Ralf Mardorf, (Wed Jul 2, 12:46 am)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Nils, (Sat Jun 28, 1:19 pm)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Louigi Verona, (Sat Jun 28, 1:29 pm)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Carlos sanchiavedraz, (Sun Jun 29, 2:37 pm)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Louigi Verona, (Sun Jun 29, 10:07 pm)
Re: [LAU] Writing jingles, Carlos sanchiavedraz, (Mon Jun 30, 1:17 pm)