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The Current State of Linux Video Editing

Trogre Re:OpenShot (223 comments)

Could do, though I doubt it would achieve much since that is not the default so one would still have to select the container, resolution, frame rate and uncompressed Video and Audio every time.

4 days ago
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The Current State of Linux Video Editing

Trogre Re:OpenShot (223 comments)

I did not know that.

I see this on his blog, which could be related:

Legal Battle

In late June, OpenShot was sucked into some legal conflicts related to trademarks and intellectual property. While I would love to discuss all the details, I am not allowed to discuss them at this time. However, everything worked out fine for OpenShot, but it certainly took some money and time away from me during the process.

Licensing

After some serious discussions with community members related to licensing for libopenshot, I have decided to officially change the license to LGPLv3. This is still a bit problematic, due to a GPLv3 license of a required JUCE-based libopenshot-audio library. But soon, I will make the GPL components optional during compiling, so it will be easier to maintain the LGPLv3 license on derivative works.

If you have no interest in reading open-source licenses... just know that we are switching the license of our main library to be more open, and allow more people to use it without violating our license agreement.

More reason not to support companies that employ predatory business practises based on broken Intellectual Property laws.

4 days ago
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The Current State of Linux Video Editing

Trogre OpenShot (223 comments)

I use OpenShot exclusively for my video projects, except for very simple cuts [1].

It's moderately powerful with multiple tracks, fairly easy to use and has some great filters (effects) - making a video with picture-in-picture boxes for example is trivial.

Where it falls down is that it doesn't remember your encoding preferences, so for large edits it quickly becomes cumbersome having to set all your encoding tweaks every single time.

I also haven't found an easy way to transition the picture from one video track to another and back. There are defined fade transitions but they all seem to depend on the order of the tracks in the stack.

[1] Avidemux with Qt is my quick-cut editor of choice - it lets you cut out parts of a video and, so long as you start on a keyframe, can save it without having to re-encode the video or audio streams. This is a massive time and quality saver.

5 days ago
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With Community Help, Chrome Could Support Side Tabs Extension

Trogre Get with the times (116 comments)

After using Tree Style Tab (combined with Tab Mix Plus) for over three years now I can't imagine going back to tabs-on-top on a widescreen monitor *shudders*.

Never mind the better use of real estate, the hierarchichal nature of the tabs (the "tree" in the name) is just brilliant.

about a week ago
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Ammonia Leak Alarm On the ISS Forces Evacuation of US Side: Crew Safe

Trogre Re:Anyone who knows refrigeration? (95 comments)

Why's that? Are the lowest bidders always the best experts?

(remove tongue from cheek)

about two weeks ago
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Sony Thinks You'll Pay $1200 For a Digital Walkman

Trogre Re:Ha (391 comments)

Umm, you know you could apply that argument to just about any specification, right?

Example:
The 12-bit 3840 x 2160 specification of my UHD monitor is pure fluff since I'm using it to display a 256-colour image that was upscaled from 640x480.

Hint: It's not the device that's at fault; it's the source material. GIGO.

about two weeks ago
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Sony Thinks You'll Pay $1200 For a Digital Walkman

Trogre Re:Ha (391 comments)

I wonder if that is part of the appeal of vinyl to audiophiles.

Given that the ability of vinyl to accurately reproduce music is demonstrably much worse than that of CDs, is there an appeal other than nostalgia? Are music industry masterers applying less dynamic range compression to masters destined for vinyl for example?

about two weeks ago
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Wireless Keylogger Masquerades as USB Phone Charger

Trogre Another reason (150 comments)

Another reason to avoid wireless keyboards unless absolutely necessary and security is of no concern.

about two weeks ago
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Sony To Release the Interview Online Today; Apple Won't Play Ball

Trogre Re:Patriotic to NOT watch it instead? (227 comments)

I would wager even odds that you are posting from the United States of America. I would not like to bet that you posted from the Happy Friendly Super Awesome Democratic Nation of North Korea.

about a month ago
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Sony To Release the Interview Online Today; Apple Won't Play Ball

Trogre Re:Actually.. (227 comments)

How do you know it's shitty? Have you seen it?

Do movies cost less than $6 in your area?

about a month ago
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How a Wildfire Helped Spread the Hashtag

Trogre Did you say hashtag? (36 comments)

Wait, do Americans actually call it a hashtag and not poundtag (or if close to Redmond, a sharptag)? Have they finally left that #=pound silliness behind?

#hopeyetforhumanity

about a month ago
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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

Trogre Re:And who will collect the trash? (441 comments)

So basically no different than all the ships coming from China carrying all the stuff you buy...

Some of us are a little more selective in our purchasing...

about a month ago
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How Venture Capitalist Peter Thiel Plans To Live 120 Years

Trogre Re:Stone Age diet ? he wants to live all 20 years? (441 comments)

I agree with you on that count, but the paleo diet is still flawed in that its fundamental premise - that at some point in the past mankind was somehow in sync with their environment, and their diet at that point was perfectly aligned with their nutritional needs.

This is apparently because our ancestors evolved to a stable state on one diet over a very long period of time.

This is a massive, and wrong, assumption. Humans were never in perfect harmony with their environment, even if such a condition is at all possible.

about a month ago
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Vinyl Record Pressing Plants Struggle To Keep Up With Demand

Trogre Re:not lossless (433 comments)

You could replace "vinyl" with "CD" in that post and it would still be true today.

about a month and a half ago
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Physicist Kip Thorne On the Physics of "Interstellar"

Trogre Re:gravity fields will rip you to shreds (289 comments)

The movie explained that away by making it a supermassive black hole, where tidal forces are (supposedly!) much less.

about 2 months ago
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Behind Apple's Sapphire Screen Debacle

Trogre Re:LMAO (189 comments)

Well, yes. Do you think your company could survive if offered a contract orders of magnitude larger than you'd ever seen, re-tooled to accommodate that one massive order, and then not getting paid for it?

Slight over-simplification, yes, but fairly representative of what actually happened.

about 2 months ago
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Firefox Will Soon Offer One-Click Buttons For Your Search Engines

Trogre Re:Ah, good, progress. (101 comments)

I would find that very cumbersome, as I use keyword search all the time for a number of websites.

g widget
w petersen graph
m interstellar
y star wars fake trailer
bz invalid vlan with no nics

I wouldn't tolerate having to wade through the front pages of Google, Wikipedia, imdb, YouTube, bugzilla and all the rest every time I wanted to look up something.

about 2 months ago

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Trogre Trogre writes  |  more than 8 years ago

Trogre (513942) writes "The recently troubled free CD database freedb has been picked up by a group called Magix. From Kaiser's blog: "Following my announcement that I would like to let freedb go, I was approached by many interested parties. ... Even if I shall no longer be actively associated with freedb, I shall continue casting a critical glance on freedb's future. The decision in favour of MAGIX has given us a new prospect of further development, offered a congenial and comfortable atmosphere during difficult negotiations, and provided the newly implemented hardware with generous capacities. " This might be good news since Grip still doesn't support MusicBrainz."

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