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Old 12-06-2017, 09:34 PM   #1
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Video editor suggestions


I need to pick a video file and "glue" small pieces of audio at custom time offsets.

What video editor can I use for this?

Preferably with few dependencies, a CLI batch script won't be a problem as well. I'm fine with passing it the name of video file and a text file containing

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audiofilename,offset
pairs, so it generates me a new video file with sound.
 
Old 12-06-2017, 10:03 PM   #2
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I have heard Klaatu speak highly of kdenlive, but I think it's one of the more versatile and therefore more complex options.

Here's an article that gives capsule reviews of several Linux video editors.
 
Old 12-06-2017, 10:07 PM   #3
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I have heard Klaatu speak highly of kdenlive, but I think it's one of the more versatile and therefore more complex options.

Here's an article that gives capsule reviews of several Linux video editors.
I am trying my luck with finding an LQ user who did exactly this generic task and could point his finger to the software he used for it.
 
Old 12-06-2017, 10:23 PM   #4
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I am trying my luck with finding an LQ user who did exactly this generic task and could point his finger to the software he used for it.
It's certainly worth a try. I wish you luck. I've edited audio, but not video.

Another thing you might try is searching YouTube for tutorials. I've found some excellent tutorials on YouTube hiding behind the cats and the crud.
 
Old 12-06-2017, 10:30 PM   #5
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I'd think that most of these should work. https://www.tecmint.com/best-free-vi...res-for-linux/


ffmpeg is a very powerful tool but might take more time to learn and play with I'd think.


There are some portable windows programs that will work in wine too.
 
Old 12-07-2017, 02:22 AM   #6
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Try Shotcut it's quite good.

https://www.shotcut.org/download/
 
Old 12-12-2017, 08:19 AM   #7
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Try Shotcut it's quite good.

https://www.shotcut.org/download/
This will require building Qt5 from source, but I'll try.
 
Old 12-12-2017, 11:06 AM   #8
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Video editors, eh?

Well, I've given most of them a try in recent years. Kdenlive's fine if you don't object to installing the best part of the KDE Plasma desktop in order to run it...

Cinelerra's worth a look, although it takes some getting used to. It does have the advantage of being able to run on almost any distribution, too; simply download the tarball, unpack it anywhere you like (/opt is as good a place as any).....which gives you a totally self-contained directory. Simply click on the binary executable to run it.

Shotcut and Flowblade.....so-so. I have heard rumours that Shotcut will run quite well under WINE (although not recent versions, it would seem).

Personally, if you want one that's very easy to use, and is also pretty versatile, I always recommend OpenShot. I've used it on more than one occasion to stitch together audio & video tracks produced on two totally different machines, due to one having a decidedly 'dodgy' sound chip. Works well, too....although package managers don't always seem to be able to set-up the Python 'mlt' module correctly, for some reason.

As with so much of this kind of stuff, it's all pretty subjective; what one person loves, another will simply hate. The task you mention is possible to carry out in most halfway decent video editors, so you really have to try 'em out in order to decide which one you find easiest to use.


Mike.
 
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I'd be trying Blender first, if I wanted to do video editing these days.
 
Old 12-12-2017, 03:05 PM   #10
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Personally, if you want one that's very easy to use, and is also pretty versatile, I always recommend OpenShot.
I just want one that can do the particular task stated in my first post: I need to glue small pieces of audio at given offsets in the video file and produce a video file with sound, that's it.
 
Old 12-12-2017, 04:50 PM   #11
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If that's all you need it to do, OpenShot will be more than capable of carrying out the task. I'm not certain where you'd get OpenShot from, but there's plenty of Slackware users on here; somebody else will be better suited to give advice on that front.

You might find this helpful:-

http://www.openshotusers.com/help/1.3/en/ar01s03.html

A 'quick-start' guide to using OpenShot. It doesn't take long to get hold of the basics, trust me.


Mike.

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Old 12-12-2017, 05:46 PM   #12
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If that's all you need it to do, OpenShot will be more than capable of carrying out the task. I'm not certain where you'd get OpenShot from, but there's plenty of Slackware users on here; somebody else will be better suited to give advice on that front.

You might find this helpful:-

http://www.openshotusers.com/help/1.3/en/ar01s03.html

A 'quick-start' guide to using OpenShot. It doesn't take long to get hold of the basics, trust me.


Mike.
It's here http://slackbuilds.org/repository/14...edia/openshot/ I will try this one too, thank you.
 
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I'd be trying Blender first, if I wanted to do video editing these days.
Blender is cool, but need a lot of time to learn and be familiar with it. And it requires a lot of RAM and at least a decent graphic card.
 
  


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