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    Question Windows Movie Maker alternative in Ubuntu?

    Hi

    I'm kinda new in Ubuntu. I use it through Wubi (inside Windows7). I run Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

    I was looking for an alternative to Windows Movie Maker for Ubuntu. I looked online & found that Cinelerra, kdenLive, Kino performs similarly. I wasn't sure which one would be light, fast. If it's portable then it's even better.

    Thanks.

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    Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative in Ubuntu?

    Cinelerra is advanced and feature-rich; not to mention horrendously ugly. Kdenlive is a KDE-based application, and I have heard it is a little crashy. I know nothing of Kino.

    I think your best bets at this point are Openshot and PiTiVi. Both seem to be actively developed and maintained, both seem quite capable in terms of features and stability and both are readily available inthe Software Centre
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    Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative in Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by uc50_ic4more View Post
    Cinelerra is advanced and feature-rich; not to mention horrendously ugly. Kdenlive is a KDE-based application, and I have heard it is a little crashy. I know nothing of Kino. I think your best bets at this point are Openshot and PiTiVi. Both seem to be actively developed and maintained, both seem quite capable in terms of features and stability and both are readily available inthe Software Centre
    +1 for Openshot

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    Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative in Ubuntu?

    I would stay clear of cinelerra, it is not very intuitive. I've had mixed results with all others but they all grew up quite a bit last years. Openshot, pitivi, kd kdenlive just install and try them. They are mostly straight forward.
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    Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative in Ubuntu?

    Besides OpenShot, I would also mention Kino and LiVES.

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    Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative in Ubuntu?

    I had really good luck with pitivi until 12.04. Something to do with them switching to gstreamer.
    I haven't gotten it to work well since as it started to either crash often or render time into infinity.

    I have had good luck using Lives. Works well, looks decent.
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    Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative in Ubuntu?

    Thanks everyone.

    Does Openshot come in portable format? If so, can you give me the link for the portable version?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative in Ubuntu?

    ffmpeg

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    Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative in Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by ppdjoy View Post
    Thanks everyone.

    Does Openshot come in portable format? If so, can you give me the link for the portable version?

    Thanks.
    What do you mean by portable?

    There are two alternatives for Ubuntu:

    - Install a versionfrom the repositories that is tested by Canonical to work with Ubuntu. It works, but is not the newest version.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install openshot
    - Download an iso-file for a live DVD with the newest stable version from Openshot's web site. It is very likely to work and it has all the new features.

    - Download a deb-file with the newest stable version from Openshot's web site (or linked from it). It is very likely to work and it has all the new features, but it may not be updated to the newest Ubuntu versions (above 9.10).

    http://www.openshot.org/download/
    Last edited by sudodus; March 2nd, 2013 at 09:17 AM. Reason: above Ubuntu 9.10?

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    Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative in Ubuntu?

    I meant portable Openshot similar to apps in portableapps.

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