View Full Version : Making simple music videos for youtube

April 14th, 2011, 01:26 PM
And I do mean simple, we're talking 1 jpeg + an mp3 here. I found pitivi and one or two other gui suites a total pain to do this so I knocked up a perl script (code here (http://www.thumbnail.org.uk/cgi-bin/archive/post/1301666641)) to streamline the process. This uses mencoder and exiftools so you'll need them installed too.

Hopefully this will be useful to a few people :)

April 14th, 2011, 05:24 PM
After I've done a video project on PiTiVi, I realized that .ogv is actually incompatible with YouTube. So I grabbed KDEnLive, recreated the project, selected rendering for Web sites -> YouTube and I successfully finished it. Imho, PiTiVi is a bit overwhelming for new users, in special those who create videos for YouTube.

April 15th, 2011, 09:09 AM
Well, the other problem I found was that the project rendering took forever (quite literally between 1 and 2 hours) in all of the gui applications I tried. My script usually completes in under 5 seconds.

April 15th, 2011, 09:13 AM
Remember to be aware of copyright issues. In some cases, Youtube will recognize a piece of music in a soundtrack and ask you to change it.