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Linux Mint GoPro software / Video player / Codecs

Post by Bill121 »

Hi all,

I have taken the plunge and decided to ultimately use LinuxMint solely on my machine.

Being a huge GoPro video editor I was just wondering what software, video players and or codecs people would recommend if others have had any experience surrounding this.

I currently have openshot and kdenlive "yet to be tested"

The GoPro itself opens and is able to view files straight out the box which is brilliant. however playback using gnome player isnt occuring. "removed banshee due to security"

any information surrounding what would be required for best GoPro editing and playback results would be much appreciated.

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Post by txba516 »

Hi Bill,

Have you tried VLC? There's not much that it won't handle from a playback perspective.

Looking around the web on this, I stumbled into this page which looks very useful.

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Re: Linux Mint GoPro software / Video player / Codecs

Post by phd21 »

Hi Bill121,

There are numerous really good posts in this forum regarding this. Just search for "video", or "video editing", etc...

I love and use "Kdenlive", but there are many others. I would highly recommend installing: "ubuntu-restricted-extras", ffmpeg, mplayer2 stuff, smplayer, VLC should already be there, but there are lots of VLC plugins, h.264 & h.265 codecs,


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