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Thread: Windows Movie Maker alternative in Ubuntu?

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    Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative in Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by ppdjoy View Post
    I meant portable Openshot similar to apps in portableapps.
    I have never seen any Linux portable apps at all. There are two immediate issues I see with even trying that:

    1) Applications like Openshot use so very many system libraries that bundling them all together may be a tumultuous affair. We're talking about packing a boatload of GTK libraries (I know, I know, this is common for GTK windows portable apps like Pidgin, GIMP, etc.) plus the codecs. I suppose anyone could check all of the dependencies and give it a shot. Me? I'd rather just install it. :^)

    2) Anything on a USB drive will likely need to be made executable manually, wouldn't it?

    When using a portable app, I suppose the main advantage is that you can use it on varying systems. This usually means that your portable apps ought to be Windows applications. If you are using it on known systems that have Linux installed, you may just have to install it.

    Of course, you could install Openshot and then make a bootable USB drive out of your whole OS, and have a portable Ubuntu with Openshot installed already.
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    Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative in Ubuntu?

    Moved to Multimedia & Video

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    Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative in Ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by ppdjoy View Post
    I meant portable Openshot similar to apps in portableapps.
    I think the closest you can get is to 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. If you make a live USB 3 pendrive from that iso file, it will be pretty portable.

    Unetbootin is a good tool to make a live USB drive from an iso file.

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    Re: Windows Movie Maker alternative in Ubuntu?

    Thanks sudodus for the suggestion. I'll definitely try that.

    Thanks everyone for the help!

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