OpenShot Video Editor is an open-source, non-linear video editor for Linux, built with Python, GTK, and the MLT Framework. The project was started in August 2008 by Jonathan Thomas.
OpenShot's Features include:
* Support for many video, audio, and image formats (based on FFmpeg)
* Gnome integration (drag and drop support)
* Multiple tracks
* Clip resizing, trimming, snapping, and cutting
* Video transitions with real-time previews
* Compositing, image overlays, watermarks
* Title templates, title creation
* Inkscape integration for designing titles and credits
* Scrolling motion picture credits
* Solid color clips (including alpha compositing)
* Support for Rotoscoping / Image sequences
* Drag and drop timeline
* Frame stepping, key-mappings: J,K, and L keys
* Video encoding (based on FFmpeg)
* Key Frame animation
* Digital zooming of video clips
* Speed changes on clips (slow motion etc)
* Custom transition lumas and masks
* Re-sizing of clips (frame size)
* Audio mixing and editing
* Presets for key frame animations and layout
OpenShot provides extensive editing and compositing features, and has been designed as a practical tool for working with high-definition video including HDV and AVCHD.
After many long nights, and many frustrating days of work, I am proud to announce a set of 25 Debian Installers, spread out across 6 Ubuntu distributions! Why 25 installers you ask? Well, let me break it down for everyone:
OpenShot is just a Python program, so we just need 1 installer for that. Check.
x264, Frie0r, FFmpeg, and MLT. That's 4 more. Check.
Now, since these "dependency" packages are not Python, we need to be sure and build these 4 packages against the following versions of Ubuntu:
32 Bit - Ubuntu 8.04
32 Bit - Ubuntu 8.10
32 Bit - Ubuntu 9.04
64 Bit - Ubuntu 8.04
64 Bit - Ubuntu 8.10
64 Bit - Ubuntu 9.04
So, that's 6 distributions X 4 packages = 24 deb installers. + 1 OpenShot installer, so that equals 25 deb installers.
I have created an archive for each set of dependencies, and added them to the official download page. After you get everything installed, you will only need to update the main OpenShot.deb file as I release new versions. In other words, you only have to install the dependencies one time. Also, just to be clear, OpenShot is still very much in development, and is changing rapidly. This is not an official release... just an easier-to-install developer snapshot.
Soon I will be adding the completed language translations to the download page as well. These will be .deb installers as well. Please be patient with the translations, as it might take a few days to get these setup and uploaded. =)
I'm going to come right out and say it. I am not an expert Debian package creator, and I'm sure there are better ways to create these .deb files. If you happen to be an expert in this area, please join our LaunchPad team and help us improve our packaging. =) Thanks.
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