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    ffmpeg - and why it mostly won't work for normal users

    I fully agree - was about the same here. Tried first to get to reformat the videos with several hours of trying, reading, fiddling - no result to get .mov for the "Openshot" video editor.

    Then I thought about installing kdenlive in order to give it another try as I had it installed about two years ago but shortly after removed it again as it was not stable.

    Today it has matured into a very useful application including the transformation of videos.

    Today if i want to use ffmpeg I open kdenlive define a project output and then have a look into what it offers as settings. Works
    Posted 07-09-2012 at 09:22 AM by error_401 error_401 is offline
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    ffmpeg - and why it mostly won't work for normal users

    I hate when I'm trying to find out how to do something with video conversion (or anything else really) and then I find a relatively easy instruction, like "ffmpeg -cropx 100 -cropy 200" (I made it up, but there was something like that in some program), and then I'm going to try it, and I get some message like "cropx and cropy are deprecated. Use this obscure and hardly intelligible alternative command instead: ffmpeg -wxz X(##)=<desired resolution multiplied by the square root of 2> Y(##)=<desired resolution divided by the last two digits of pi> Z(###/###)=<time lenght of the movie in picoseconds since 1976 multiplied by the greek alphabet upside down, multiplied by E=mc˛> <desired resolution>/<least desired resolution>*<md5sum of the input file>.



    Most of the time I use avidemux, I prefer the QT version. The GUI is way less intimidating than kdenlive's.
    Posted 07-03-2012 at 06:19 PM by the dsc the dsc is offline
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    aaargh - Windows

    I hold windows separate hdd and when i need to run it, i unplug all other hdds and plug it instead. kind of afraid what it may do to data if, well, you never know
    Posted 05-30-2012 at 01:15 PM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline
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    aaargh - Windows

    @ Web31337
    So do I. I just run Windows in Virtualbox and now I have my Aspire in dual boot.
    Posted 05-30-2012 at 03:40 AM by error_401 error_401 is offline
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    aaargh - Windows

    @ rich_c
    Can you add the link to your blog? Would be nice to read it.
    Posted 05-30-2012 at 03:39 AM by error_401 error_401 is offline
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    aaargh - Windows

    @ brianL
    Don't - just be happy to have a "free" and running OS.
    Always nice to know about Windows - there is a lot of people out there being thankful for your knowledge. Makes for a nice dinner all once in a while with friends having some shortfalls on Windows.
    And since I have Linux I have time to spend on others Windows computers
    Posted 05-30-2012 at 03:38 AM by error_401 error_401 is offline
    Updated 05-30-2012 at 03:39 AM by error_401
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    aaargh - Windows

    what I also absolutely love about linuxes: you can just copycat your rootfs and you get a working system in just time you spent waiting the copy. and of course, once configured, forever working. i'm very lucky not to touch anything in windows for already three years, except rare cases when I boot it to play some games, which happens about once per 3-4 months. however it is fast enough to get me all annoyed.
    Posted 05-19-2012 at 02:41 PM by Web31337 Web31337 is offline
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    aaargh - Windows

    +1 here! I blogged about my experience back in February. Horrible!
    Posted 05-19-2012 at 12:22 PM by rich_c rich_c is offline
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    aaargh - Windows

    Yeah, I know how you feel. I recently wasted time and money installing Windows 7 on my desktop. I didn't really need it, was just curious how it would run. Got rid of it after two days, and been kicking myself since.
    Posted 05-19-2012 at 11:53 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Old laptops love Linux

    Do not think we have any hw newer than 5-7 years old excepting the Insignia Infocast. Still use linux on our pI robot stuff.
    Posted 04-13-2012 at 07:18 PM by peonuser peonuser is offline

  



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