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Issues with Openshot

Postby -RYknow on Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:03 pm

Hey guys. I'm having some issues with OpenShot. A quick rundown of the setup:

Machine: Sager 9390 Laptop, 16gb ram, GTX780m, 120gb mushkin Msata, 1TB storage drive.
OS: Dual Booted Win7 Ultimate & Linux Mint 16
Software: Using OpenShot 1.4.3

I'm having a strange issue. I've never played with openshot or done any kind of video editing before...but this christmas was pretty bad ass for me, as I got this new laptop, and a go pro hero 3 Black edition (turns out my wife really does love me!). So I have a series of photos I was just going to have a pic play every couple seconds with some back ground music. I was able to just import all the pics, select the song of choice. When i import the pics it asks me if I want to import them as a series, and selected yes. I used that file thinking it was just going to organize the pics and I would be able to just select the delay between pics. As soon as I try to play the video it crashed openshot. So i went through the same steps a second time, and before clicking play I made sure to save everything. It crashed again, and now when I try to reopen that project, it just keeps crashing openshot.

Just wondering if anyone has some input... Openshot seems like a nice program and I've read a lot of good things about it.
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Re: Issues with Openshot

Postby jungle_boy on Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:57 am

Openshot works randomly; it works best with gkt2 (Mate) than with gtk3 (cinnamon), or perhaps is otherwise, (I don't remember well)

The last year I used Openshot and it worked fine (I don't remember if it was with Mate or cinnamon)

There isn't much to be done.

Try another editor, Pitivi, for example ...
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Re: Issues with Openshot

Postby Tejas_0 on Sun Dec 29, 2013 9:01 am

Tried Openshot, but on Nadya. It does take up quite a bit of disk space, and seems quite complicated to use, apart from the fact that my videos seemed fo get unexpectedly large. As far as I remember it has seldom crashed. Memory issue maybe?
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Re: Issues with Openshot

Postby -RYknow on Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:19 am

I played around with it a bit longer last night. If I don't use the series of photos it makes, and just add each photo individually, it seemed to work ok. Then again I only used about 12 photos out of the 70,000+ I have.

I did run a memtest for 48 hours when I got the new laptop and it passed without errors...so I think the memory in the laptop is physically fine. I'm going to keep playing around.

Any Openshot experts here that could chime in...I have another question. As I stated above, I have over 70,000 photos for a project. I'm doing a time lapse of a friend building his garage. Each photo when I import it to openshot by default comes in at 5 seconds long. I have to manually change each picture to 0.5 seconds. Is there a way to "select all" and change the length of all photos in one shot? Or is each photo going to have to manually be changed? If thats the case, for this project at least...openshot is not going to work.

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Re: Issues with Openshot

Postby Tejas_0 on Mon Jan 06, 2014 12:07 pm

-RYknow wrote:I did run a memtest for 48 hours when I got the new laptop and it passed without errors...so I think the memory in the laptop is physically fine. I'm going to keep playing around.
Meant maybe program was running out of memory.

Anyway came across this: Tutorial: OpenShot Video Editor
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Re: Issues with Openshot

Postby kwisher on Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:59 pm

Give Imagination a try. I believe it is available in the repo's.
http://imagination.sourceforge.net/
The instructions suggested Windows XP or better, so I installed Linux :)
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Re: Issues with Openshot

Postby jungle_boy on Mon Jan 06, 2014 8:26 pm

The truth is: there is nothing better than Windows Movie Maker. I use linux for 6 years and learned it.
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Re: Issues with Openshot

Postby MartyMint on Mon Jan 06, 2014 11:01 pm

jungle_boy wrote:The truth is: there is nothing better than Windows Movie Maker.



Is this a joke?

Windows Movie Maker? :roll:


I'd rather use on-line tools than Windows Movie Maker. Even Microsoft lovers hate it.
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Re: Issues with Openshot

Postby Pilosopong Tasyo on Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:09 am

Mint 16 is based on Ubuntu 13.10. If you head over at the OpenShot User's forum (yes, they have one) and do some perusing, you'll find that OpenShot 1.4.3 doesn't work well beyond 12.04 (ergo, Mint 13). You might want to downgrade to the LTS version of Mint if you want to use OpenShot 1.4.3.

The reason is because the developers are currently concentrating on developing OpenShot 2.0 which will use its own libraries (as opposed to MLT, AFAICT), and they are making OpenShot a cross-platform NLVE, serving Linux, MacOS and Windows users. This came about due to a successful cowdfunding campaign last year. The target date for 2.0's release is supposed to be early this year.

-RYknow wrote:As I stated above, I have over 70,000 photos for a project.

See here for some unsolicited advice. (For a video project that...)

-RYknow wrote:Each photo when I import it to openshot by default comes in at 5 seconds long. I have to manually change each picture to 0.5 seconds. Is there a way to "select all" and change the length of all photos in one shot?

You change the length setting *before* importing the pictures. You'll find this under Preferences.

Please allocated some time going through the OpenShot User's Manual (it's under the Help menu). You'll save yourself a lot of grief in the long run by familiarizing yourself with the application.

-RYknow wrote:Any Openshot experts here that could chime in...

As I mentioned earlier, OpenShot does have a dedicated forum. :wink:
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Re: Issues with Openshot

Postby jungle_boy on Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:38 am

Well, to be honest, I've never used windows movie maker, just saw some works made with it that I found interesting and you can't do in linux; transition between pictures or videoclips in openshot doesn't work, for example.
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Re: Issues with Openshot

Postby Pilosopong Tasyo on Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:11 am

jungle_boy wrote:...transition between pictures or videoclips in openshot doesn't work, for example.

Completely untrue. Have a look here. Note the date that blog post was written. And that's from an old version of OpenShot. Snapping transitions have already improve since then.

Please, do some research, or better yet, make actual case videos using OpenShot (or just have a look at some of the video showcase in their forum) before making baseless statements. Otherwise, you're just trolling this thread. :roll:
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Re: Issues with Openshot

Postby MartyMint on Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:06 pm

Even Pitivi, the "leanest" NLE in Linux is better than Windows Movie Maker...
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Re: Issues with Openshot

Postby jungle_boy on Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:13 am

Ok guys you win.
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