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Old 05-17-2011, 05:53 AM   #1
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Location: Bloemfontein , South Africa
Distribution: Slackware 13.37 and Slackware 14
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Unhappy Cinerella on 13.37

HI there

I Installed Cinelerra on my 13.37 64 machine , compiled OK with all dependencies

Here is the deal breaker its totally dodgy crashes on any file and is just basically unusable

Or someone give me a working slackbuild that's less flacky
Now is this normal for Cinelerra or is this Slackware related or is the build just old

Tried to contact the slackbuild maintainer but have yet to receive a reply

Any other good linear editors out there ?

Old 05-17-2011, 11:23 AM   #2
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I built my cinelerra from the projects git-repository
git clone git:// cinelerra-cv

I haven't done much with the program, but experienced a lot of crashes when I tried to convert a project to a codec. Saving to raw and converting later via ffmpeg worked for me.

You could also try kdenlive, but its IMHO not as intuitive as cinelerra.
Old 05-22-2011, 12:30 AM   #3
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I gave up on the prebuilt packages. The 4.1 source doesn't seem to have any problems beyond an occasional crash, but recovery is always complete.

Did you do the shmmax bump?

# increase from 32M for video work for kino/avidemux2
  echo "805306368" > /proc/sys/kernel/shmmax
# keep cinelerra happy (min / recommended)
#echo "2147483648" > /proc/sys/kernel/shmmax
#echo "0x7fffffff" > /proc/sys/kernel/shmmax
Correction: its the 2.1CV version

Last edited by lazardo; 05-22-2011 at 02:41 AM.
Old 07-05-2011, 11:09 AM   #4
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At least one person has succeeded in building Cinelerra 4.2. It should, therefore, be possible to make a SlackBuild for it.

Personally, I got as far as this: the version of libmp4v2 it requires is not the one on but rather the one provided by Ubuntu, which is actually a different project entirely. I couldn't (yet) get that version of libmp4v2 to build.

Of the several good timeline-based Linux NLEs now competing with Cinelerra, PiTiVi has the best UI. In particular, it's the only one with the rubber band opacity controls that you use constantly when you're using Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro. I have yet to personally try it, though, because I tried kdenlive first and it fits my needs: kdenlive is extremely powerful and stable. I would compare it to Premiere 6 (which is the last version I actually worked with).

One I can't personally recommend is OpenShot. It has a very well-designed and simple UI, and a great website full of excellent video tutorials. However, it doesn't show audio waveforms (which makes it worthless for music videos), doesn't give you enough precision (its max zoom level goes nowhere far enough), doesn't remember video export settings across sessions (and the dialog box to set them is actually exceptionally poorly designed), and it has long-standing bugs involving crashes on video export.

All 3 have better interfaces than Cinelerra (sorry, marrowsuck), and also perform much, much better.

Last edited by dugan; 07-06-2011 at 11:13 AM.


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