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Old 10-04-2013, 01:48 AM   #1
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making movies in Linux


What programs can I use to make movies in Linux? Borrowing someone else's computer, I just learned how to use Windows Movie Maker, but have never tried making movies in Linux, and have no idea what I need. All I want to do is set music to a still photo for a Youtube video.
 
Old 10-04-2013, 02:29 AM   #2
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If you are searching an alternative of windows movie maker, here are some

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Cinelerra, KDenlive, LiVES, Kino, AviDemux
which I have found here
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...ndows_software
 
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:21 PM   #3
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Kino was unintuitive and too difficult...it took me three minutes or less to make something in Windows Movie Maker. I'll try the others.
 
Old 10-04-2013, 12:28 PM   #4
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I usually use a combination of openshot and kdenlive, and suits my needs quite well. Have you tried openshot yet?
 
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Old 10-04-2013, 12:46 PM   #5
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If you want 3D photos like in Tupac: Resurrection or The Kid Stays in the Picture, then the right tool to use is Blender. It's definitely not the easiest one to learn though.

For just video editing, Kdenlive is unquestionably the best. Just having a still photo as the video track, and a single audio track, should be very easy. It should be just as easy in OpenShot too.

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Old 10-04-2013, 12:51 PM   #6
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All I want to do is set music to a still photo for a Youtube video.
In it's simplest form something like
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ffmpeg -i file.jpg -i file.mp3 -c:a copy -c:v copy output.avi
Or for a flash video with aac audio, x264 video, size 320x240, something like
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ffmpeg -loop 1 -i file.jpg -i file.mp3 -strict -2 -c:a aac -b:a 128k -c:v libx264 -b:v 500k -s 320x240 -shortest output.flv
man ffmpeg
 
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Ill try Openshot, because Kdenlive apparently requires installing KDE 4.
 
  


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