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    Looking for a video editing program


    I am looking for a video editing program a la Windows Live Movie Maker. What would you recommend that does not require a 2 year study course to use (like e.g. Gimp, LOL).

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    Well I am guessing you are running a debian based distro from you recommend a distro post.

    Look at Kdenlive
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    You can find more video editors listed here:

    Video Editors | Linux

    Should you decide to try any of them, be sure to use your package manager if possible rather than downloading and installing from source because it makes for easier installation, and easier removal should that be needed.
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    Thanks guys. I will try the Kdenlive - just downloading it. The description looked good. And yes OZ - only thru the library. That is the first lesson I learned.

    Btw: I am running Zorin in VMware from an external SSD. Nice little OS and flexible VMware setup. I can run on any PC without reinstallation. Once I have 15 posts, I will post the links to my tutorials I made on how to make that kind of installation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    And yes OZ - only thru the library. That is the first lesson I learned.
    lol... that's good to hear! Long-time users of this forum are often amazed at how many new users come along wanting to start installing software from source right off the bat. Generally not a good idea unless absolutely necessary.

    Good luck with kdenlive.
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    I have tried KdenLive, but whenever I open a video file (.mp4 or .wvm), Kden Live crashes.

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    Check out cinelerra as well as kdenlive. If kdenlive is crashing, then you have probably a library versionitis problem. How did you install it, via the aptitude/apt-get/dpkg/synaptic package managers, or via source code (configure, make, install)?
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    I solved the crashing problem. Now it works. Was 'operator error'. I will also try cinelerra. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whs View Post
    I solved the crashing problem. Now it works. Was 'operator error'. I will also try cinelerra. Thanks.
    Don't be shy. I elaborate when i trip over my own dog . Show some love
    for the other newbies out there reading this thread. Let em know why it crashed for you. I have thick skin from the desert sun so I have no shame.

    Glad Kdenlive is working finally for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rokytnji View Post
    Don't be shy. I elaborate when i trip over my own dog . Show some love
    for the other newbies out there reading this thread. Let em know why it crashed for you. I have thick skin from the desert sun so I have no shame.

    Glad Kdenlive is working finally for you.
    I did not follow the procedure. I was trying deal with it like I do with the WLMM - just drag the file in. That apparently was an 'unfriendly act' as far as Kdenlive is concerned.

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