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And make sure you have all the gstreamer plugins installed (and not the Fluendo plugins -- see the new 0.13.2 experimental manual for a lengthy explanation on why)
Hi, I have also been looking for plugins for Pitivi, the fact that Pitivi (currently) has such an easy-to-use interface (as compared to LIVES and Cinelerra) makes it worth checking out and following its development.
I have the most recent version (0.13.2.3 from the PPA) on Ubuntu, but, sadly, still no transitions/effects.
I'm happy to say that all my formats are supported (WMV, all the mpeg(1-4), AVI, flv (a rarity, and IMO, necessary), and more!)
However, what's confusing to me is that, the only WMV file that works that I've tried so far is a rendered clip from my File Share on Bungie.net (Halo 3).
Anybody have any idea as to why?
Too bad the development isn't going as planned. The pitivi website still gives no accurate planning of when the plugins for transition/effects will be given, only that it will come someday. I guess if plugin support is created we still will have to wait for the actual plugins themselves.
In some version (0.13.x) on some day this will come...hopefully...
See the planning: http://www.pitivi.org/wiki/Roadmap. The scheduled date for version 0.13.2 is in the past so probably this website isn't updated very often.
I am using 0.13.2.3 from the PPA, but it's hard to test because you can't really do what you want to do without transitions/effects & titling. This is a musthave for modern video-editing.
I am hoping that all development as described on the roadmap will be quickly. Only then Pitivi has a nice bright shining future lying ahead!
The answer is, "it depends". There are so many fscked up things about windows media video, not even starting with the fact that it's a closed/proprietary format from Microsoft, who were not so friendly in allowing open source software to (de)code wmvs.However, what's confusing to me is that, the only WMV file that works that I've tried so far is a rendered clip from my File Share on Bungie.net (Halo 3).
Anybody have any idea as to why?
Don't use that format unless you really have absolutely no choice. This is not a good format for editing.
Delays happen, especially when there's so much stuff to do and stabilize. Just look at the progress done in terms of stability and usability fixes in the past few months. I counted over 1200 commits in the master code branch in the past few months.Too bad the development isn't going as planned.
Development is proceeding steadily. They just need to get the basics done right and rock-solid before implementing stuff like effects and transitions (although yes, this has been pushed back several times already, from April to "sometime this fall"). One of the things that needs to be carefully implemented (and rigorously tested) in order to have transitions, compositing and effects, is "video mixing".
Edward started implementing videomixing last week, but it was judged too experimental at the time to be merged in the master branch (and so it will not be in the stable release that will come out in the next few days). I agree with him, I prefer something that is stable and tested than something that creates incorrect output.
PiTiVi has a lot going for it. Although it is less flashy than other editors because it doesn't yet have transitions/effects, it makes up in ease of use, stability and formats (my personal opinion, but also from the feedback I received from various users, including Alan Pope).
I'm still regularly poking Edward so that he prepares his server to allow me to upload a brand new website, but he's insanely busy with PiTiVi, as always. The new website is ready, but its publication has been delayed many times too. Delays happen, but progress is steady. I can live with that
You are probably right. Unless the devs have enough free time to implement additional features as plugins. The plugin infrastructure will probably need some work before that's possible though, I am not sure. But then, when you think about it, the whole idea about a plugin architecture is that it's there to encourage third-party contributors to quickly write new features (instead of having the main devs do everything)...i guess if plugin support is created we still will have to wait for the actual plugins themselves.
The wiki roadmap/readmes/releases/etc. are updated when a release comes out, basically.See the planning: http://www.pitivi.org/wiki/Roadmap. The scheduled date for version 0.13.2 is in the past so probably this website isn't updated very often.
So, for effects and transitions: yeah, we know, and they are high on the priority list, just be patient. If they are not being implemented, it's because there are issues that are even more important to solve first (for stability, etc.)
I just hope that they get everything implemented before the end of this year. Right now I'm using Kdenlive for video editing, and while it itself is a great, relatively easy-to-use application, I don't like using KDE apps in GNOME (for the fact that 1.Their KDE colours don't look good with my Metacity theme and 2.IMO they don't work as well as native GNOME apps).
I just hope that Pitivi's interface doesn't change much, because I love it how it is, maybe they could implement a sidebar like in WMM, but I just don't want Pitivi to end up looking like LIVES or Cinelerra (I hate their UIs).
As for WMV files... I should have known they weren't open-sourced, Microsoft is very anti-open sourced about everything, that's why you have to patch Vista/XP to use themes with them instead of Microsoft just including a theme editor within the OS itself.
If not for the Xbox 360 and Games for Windows and other Windows-exclusive applications, I'd very much be anti-Microsoft right about now.
Of course they are not open in any way, whenever Microsoft creates a format, it's to lock-in their users or kill a competitor (in this case, Real networks with realmedia). If they cared the least bit about open source and open content and users' freedom, they would use opendocument by default in office, ogg theora/dirac/ogg vorbis/flac/ by default in windows media player/movie maker, and have an internet browser that is not complete crap that breaks the standards and stiffles innovation, etc. The list goes on. They could have done that years ago, but it obviously goes against their business model.As for WMV files... I should have known they weren't open-sourced
Yay new website is up! http://www.pitivi.org/