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Old 09-06-2007, 09:44 PM   #1
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Linux For Media Editing


I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for what version of linux would be the best for audio, video, photo etc. editing. The linux itself doesn't have to look great. Just the out come of the videos. Which linux could run fairly higher level editing software and run the best at doing so. Suggestions? Thanks for your time.
 
Old 09-07-2007, 12:20 AM   #2
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Go to distrowatch.com. At the top of the page, click on search.

On the search page, scroll down about 1/4 of the page, and in Distribution Category, select Multimedia and Specialist.

Distros fitting those parameters will be listed below the search form.
 
Old 09-07-2007, 01:47 AM   #3
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You need the hardware to edit video. Cinerella recommends 4 GB of ram, and dual 64 bit processors, and that's if you want to wait all night for a feature length edit. Aside from this, I would suspect using something lean and mean, like debian, and running the command to do the whatever you want to do, from a terminal, not from a gui, like KDE, or Gnome, but after exiting the Xwindows session, and moving to a terminal. X takes a lot of memory away from the work. I'll give you an example: Running wget from a terminal is 3 or 4 times as fast as from within Xwindows.
 
  


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