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Old 12-31-2003, 05:17 AM   #1
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Question video editor


tried posting this in the <Linux-Software> section and no responses yet. Just in case there is anyone in here that dosent read that section. Though i might repost, sorry for the repeat.

looking for a mpeg1 editing program. that will allow me to do things such as take a tv show recorded with a tv card, mark commercials to be cut out of final mpeg1 file.

any suggestions would be great!!!
TIA!

Chris

p.s. - just installed ferdora on my new Dell Inspiron 5100, works great. it detected my video, sound, ethernet, all with no problems. now just have t figure uot how to get the power mangement stuff wrking on it!!!
 
Old 12-31-2003, 08:49 PM   #2
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mjpegtools from http://mjpeg.sourceforge.net

Especially look at the documentation, which has a chapter on editing.
 
Old 01-01-2004, 03:02 PM   #3
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ok either i didnt do someting right, or this program dosent support mpeg1 files.

i try and open a file and get :
/usr/local/bin/glav hi.mpg
++: Unable to identify file (not a supported format - avi).
++: **ERROR: [lavplay] Error opening hi.mpg
++: lavtools version 1.6.1.92

any ideas?

thanks!
 
Old 01-02-2004, 05:43 PM   #4
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OK my friend, altough I have not enough experience (it needs a lot of time to study!) with capture/edit/modify images... I'd like to recommend you this place: ~please, pay attention in the hardware requirements section 1st~

http://heroinewarrior.com/cinelerra.php3

Or, buy/study this book:
LINUX TOYS. Wiley edit. By Chris Negus & Chuck Wolber. ISBN 0-7645-2508-5
 
Old 01-03-2004, 07:33 PM   #5
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I don't think that cinelerra is a good suggestion; it is notoriously difficult to use and the interface is quite rough. Further, it uses only Quicktime format, not MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 video. I mean, take a look at their website and their manual; they intend their program for the professional, not the home consumer.

Okay, MJPEGtools, is probably not suitable on its own if you want to edit VCDs and SVCDs. Frankly, there aren't that many options for consumer-level audio/video editing for Linux systems. Here is a page from freshmeat: Topic :: Multimedia :: Video :: Non-linear Editor.

Kino, primarily uses DV video, and is excellent for editing simple home videos shot with a DV camera. However, the Kino features page states that it will also work with MJPEGtools to load, edit and export MPEG-1/2.

You could also try LiVES, which purports to use any format supported by MPlayer. From the LiVES feature page it seems that it exports to MPEG-1 natively, and will probably export to MPEG-2 with the proper plug-in.

Sorry about my earlier post; I should have made it more detailed. I'm interested in Linux video editing as well, and the development seems to be picking up (especially with cinelerra and kino). Nowhere near Final Cut Pro, though.

Last edited by spurious; 01-03-2004 at 07:40 PM.
 
Old 01-04-2004, 04:36 AM   #6
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thanks for the input

i have tried cinelerra, and i couldnt figure out to much of it. more likely me using t than a bad program.

all i really need is mpeg1 support. what i am doing is taking a tv show recorded on another pc, in mpeg1 format. taking that cutting out commericals, and putting on vcds. I have been using a program called VCDcutter on windows, which works well. however this is the only thing holding me back from having only linux on the laptop. other than crappy APM for dell laptops, but thats not that big of deal for me.

will try the suggestions and post my results, in case any one cares

thanks
chris
 
Old 01-05-2004, 09:46 AM   #7
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The only draw back to cinelerra is the documentation and howto do a specific task. I have found it as easy to use as premiere. Premiere's documentation on how to do something did anticipate one to know what they were doing and I found that also extremely lacking. I personnally am having difficulty burning SVCD's that play in DVD players when I use cinellera, but the quality is a dramtic improvement over the windows counterpart. I am working on a solution to that problem now.
 
Old 01-05-2004, 12:21 PM   #8
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ok, i giving up on video editing inlinux for now.

tired kino and it put me through upgrade hell with 1394 drivers and a few other never even got it running.

now Lives i was able to compile and install, however when i run it, the menus wont work, and i cant exit the program. I end up having to kill it off. Now i am not saying its a bad app it is probably user error.

apparetnly video editing on linux isnt dumbed down enough for me yet j/k

anyways thanks for the help and input people its been great!!!

chris
 
Old 01-09-2004, 04:30 PM   #9
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I do all my video editing under Linux. I've been using Avidemux2. (Even my 9 yr old uses it to cut the commercials out of his cartoons, So it's very very easy) It beets the hell out of all free windows programs (I check them all out and up to $100) for cutting commercials out of captured tv shows. Or encoding to vcd, svcd, dvd or just about anything else for that matter. I then use the last three steps of kavi2svcd to finish it all the way to burning onto a cd. From end of capture to putting the Cd into my home DVD player take about 20Min. I've even cut bad parts out of home movies and author and burn to DVD on my linux box.
 
Old 01-29-2004, 11:54 AM   #10
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courtrrb is there a user manual? I have avidemux2 installed on Fedora, no problema. I opened it expecting a manual to be included, not. Please, don't tell me your 9 yr. old figured it on his own.
 
Old 01-29-2004, 12:08 PM   #11
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On their site I read the doc's and printed out the editing information I needed. My 9yr watched me a few times and figured out how to use it. This program is very easy to use. Much easier than most window equivalents.
 
Old 02-23-2004, 01:17 PM   #12
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=145538

See the above link.
 
Old 02-25-2004, 05:18 AM   #13
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I just ran into this post while googling for help with mjpegtools. I now seem to have figured out how to use mjpegtools for simple editing:
1. Use mplayer to convert almost any video file to the format required by mjpegtools. This step is explained in Section 4.2 of the mjpegtools manual (where stream.yuv is created as a FIFO instead of a regular file).
mplayer <filename> -vo yuv4mpeg (this creates file stream.yuv)
cat stream.yuv | yuv2lav -o filename.avi
2. Use glav for editing (simple interface). Save edits into an edit list file (edits.eli)
glav -p S filename.avi
3. Create the edited file (mpeg2enc takes in parameters controlling the quality of the final file).
lav2yuv edits.eli | mpeg2enc -o edited.m1v

Hope this helps,
AVP
 
Old 02-25-2004, 09:46 AM   #14
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There's a very good article on osnews.com telling you all about the state of video editors in linux: http://www.osnews.com/story.php?news_id=5335

It tells you a little about all the avalable choices, really neat.
 
  


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