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Old 07-15-2011, 05:51 PM   #1
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Ubuntu Video Editors


I am new to Linux. I am currently using PCLinuxOS 2007. There don't seem to be any video editing programme included. I was just wondering whether upgrading to Ubuntu 11.4 will give me some default editing software.
Thanks in advance for your response
 
Old 07-15-2011, 06:02 PM   #2
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I recommend kdenlive. I haven't looked into how to install it on PCLinuxOS (and I strongly suspect that PCLinuxOS 2007 would be too old). However, here are Ubuntu's help docs on it:

http://help.ubuntu.com/community/kdenlive

EDIT: to the person who rated this "not" helpful: an explanation would be appreciated.

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Old 07-15-2011, 07:04 PM   #3
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The defeult video editor included in ubuntu is Pitivi, but I don't recommend it. As dugan said, kdenlive is a good choice.
And you don't need to install ubuntu just for a video editor, you can keep/upgrade you current distro.
 
Old 07-16-2011, 12:16 AM   #4
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I have never used kdenlive, but I will say that I think that avidemux is pretty good.
 
Old 07-16-2011, 09:08 AM   #5
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I have never been successful to install anything on my system (PCLinux0S 2007). I always receive a fail message whenever I try to install just anything. What can I do?
 
Old 07-16-2011, 10:01 AM   #6
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I have never been successful to install anything on my system (PCLinux0S 2007). I always receive a fail message whenever I try to install just anything. What can I do?
Post the message it gives you when an installation fails, and chances are someone will know exactly whats going wrong and tell you how to fix it
 
Old 07-16-2011, 05:06 PM   #7
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Installing on PCLinuxOS 2007

[julio@localhost ~]$ sudo apt-get install kdenlive
I tried for example to install kdenlive and only got the following feedback. That is what I get when I try to install just anything




[julio@localhost ~]$ apt-get install kdenlive
error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
E: could not open RPM database
[julio@localhost ~]$ sudo apt-get install libxcb-composite0 libxcb1-dbg libxcb1-dev
Password:
julio is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.
[julio@localhost ~]$ echo deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-members-kde4/ubuntu hardy main | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
[julio@localhost ~]$ echo deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-members-kde4/ubuntu hardy main | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
[julio@localhost ~]$ sudo apt-get update
[julio@localhost ~]$
 
Old 07-16-2011, 05:25 PM   #8
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Hi there,

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Originally Posted by esuafoss View Post
I am new to Linux. I am currently using PCLinuxOS 2007. There don't seem to be any video editing programme included. I was just wondering whether upgrading to Ubuntu 11.4 will give me some default editing software.
Thanks in advance for your response
in theory, a program that runs under Linux, can run under any Linux distribution.
In practise, the repositories being maintained by the supporting community are limited and contain only a selection of programs (plus, there may be dependencies that a particular distro can't satisfy).

So you should be able to find lots of video editing software, and I'm sure there's a way to make them work under PCLinuxOS 2007 (which I don't know).

My favorite is Avidemux, which is included in the Ubuntu repositories. It's fast, easy and lean, it can cut and merge MPEG2 and many MPEG4 variants. And it does so without re-encoding the video data when it isn't necessary (which is why I like it). It includes a few video filters for trimming, resizing, or changing the frame rate. It can convert to another video format, too.
I'm using it regularly to strip commercials from my TV recordings, and then convert the MPEG2 that my HDVR generates to space-saving MPEG4.

If you are looking for advanced editing features, however, Avidemux may not be made for you.

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Old 07-17-2011, 11:20 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by esuafoss View Post
[julio@localhost ~]$ sudo apt-get install kdenlive
I tried for example to install kdenlive and only got the following feedback. That is what I get when I try to install just anything




[julio@localhost ~]$ apt-get install kdenlive
error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
E: could not open RPM database
[julio@localhost ~]$ sudo apt-get install libxcb-composite0 libxcb1-dbg libxcb1-dev
Password:
julio is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported.
[julio@localhost ~]$ echo deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-members-kde4/ubuntu hardy main | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
[julio@localhost ~]$ echo deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-members-kde4/ubuntu hardy main | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
[julio@localhost ~]$ sudo apt-get update
[julio@localhost ~]$
Why are you using apt-get commands when you seem to be using an RPM based distribution?
 
Old 07-17-2011, 05:48 PM   #10
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I am a complete novice to Linux. Could you please instruct me on how to download with the version of Linux I am using (PCLinuxOS 2007)
 
Old 07-17-2011, 07:30 PM   #11
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OK, I looked into PCLinuxOS and they do, in fact, use apt and synaptic, although it is an .rpm based not a .deb based distribution.

1) you don't want to try and add any ubuntu repositories which you were trying to do here:

Quote:
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[julio@localhost ~]$ echo deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-members-kde4/ubuntu hardy main | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
[julio@localhost ~]$ echo deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-members-kde4/ubuntu hardy main | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
[julio@localhost ~]$ sudo apt-get update
[julio@localhost ~]$
2) if you have not set up sudo on your system, you are going to have to use su to switch to root

Code:
su -
Then, you will be able to use apt-get.

3) You can only have one package-management utility open at a time.

This is why you were getting the following error:
Quote:
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[julio@localhost ~]$ apt-get install kdenlive
error: cannot get exclusive lock on /var/lib/rpm/Packages
error: cannot open Packages index using db3 - Operation not permitted (1)
error: cannot open Packages database in /var/lib/rpm
E: could not open RPM database
[julio@localhost ~]$
You probably had synaptic open and were also trying to use apt-get in the terminal at the same time.


I would suggest that you open the synaptic package manager, press reload, and then search for kdenlive, it is most likely in the standard repositories
 
Old 07-18-2011, 03:01 AM   #12
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Thank you very much sir, for your patience with me.
I did as yo said, and tried downloadinf Kdenlive. I got the following feedback:

W: Failed to fetch http://spout.ussg.indiana.edu/linux/...s2007.i586.rpm
404 Not Found


W: Failed to fetch http://spout.ussg.indiana.edu/linux/...s2007.i586.rpm
404 Not Found


W: Failed to fetch http://spout.ussg.indiana.edu/linux/...s2007.i586.rpm
404 Not Found


W: Failed to fetch http://spout.ussg.indiana.edu/linux/...s2007.i586.rpm
404 Not Found


W: Failed to fetch http://spout.ussg.indiana.edu/linux/...s2007.i586.rpm
404 Not Found


W: Failed to fetch http://spout.ussg.indiana.edu/linux/...s2007.i586.rpm
404 Not Found


W: Failed to fetch http://spout.ussg.indiana.edu/linux/...s2007.i586.rpm
404 Not Found
 
Old 07-18-2011, 08:45 AM   #13
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2007 is defunct and the repository no longer maintained.

You are going to have to install a new version.
 
  


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