doug> Pardon my non-meeting-attendance all but 1? month since
(new fun thing or things I got to learn, below) Mostly this email is a
but I suspect OpenShot could be popular and maybe some of you use it,etc
maybe even one/some of you are dabbling,etc at video editing. Myself,
barely so far.
Since a friend (for sister's anniversary) wanted to create a
slideshow+music ( MP4, say )
I discovered how easy that is on Linux lately (googling offers ~10 or Top
Ten choices of SW).
And since I put linux on this friend's desktop, it's a great match and way
(gawd, these life-story-in-pictures quests sure can
make a camera-bound picture owner/taker have to cope w their mess of jpegs
I only tried one offering for video editing, and scored.
.......................chose one that some review(s?) said is most user
It (OpenShot) seems great,
for my too-simple needs (slideshow of static pics, adding music/mp3)
and can obviously do so much more.
Output and input choices have huge lists
(eg AVI,MP4 variants,etc for output..... you generate/export to).
SO ANOTHER THING i learned doing this is:
There's a release/package thing I wasnt aware of ...
....seems a too-easy alternate, in favor of pkgs/release-dependent
IT IS CALLED an App Image
and it really appears to me to be THIS SIMPLE:
a) You download one big file, eg for OpenShot a 130-140mb one-executable
that they name OpenShot-v2.5.1-x86_64.AppImage , you can get from
AppImage requires no installation. Just download, make executable, and run.
doug> Correct, it doesn't unzip anything, and the one executable "fits
I will admit that (on my Mint desktop) the first time I run it (as
the GUI intro/setup dialog/window does ask me Yes/No ? for
some question about creating something for?on? the Desktop,
and I said YES and I did not get anything added to my ~/Desktop.
But who cares?
More fun anyways to launch it from a terminal and watch the stdout as you
run the GUI.
p.s. it DOES save PROJECT (not output/export result, but your per-video
in your linux homedir under ~/.openshot_qt/ ...mine looks like:
doug0@host:IN_MY_HOMEDIR:~$ ll .openshot_qt/
drwxrwxr-x 2 doug0 doug0 4096 Feb 27 14:23 transitions
drwxrwxr-x 2 doug0 doug0 4096 Feb 27 14:23 profiles
drwxrwxr-x 2 doug0 doug0 4096 Feb 27 14:23 preview-cache
drwxrwxr-x 2 doug0 doug0 4096 Feb 27 14:23 presets
drwxrwxr-x 2 doug0 doug0 4096 Feb 27 14:23 assets
drwxrwxr-x 2 doug0 doug0 4096 Feb 27 15:17 cache
-rw-rw-r-- 1 doug0 doug0 1453 Feb 27 15:57 libopenshot.log
drwxrwxr-x 2 doug0 doug0 4096 Feb 27 15:57 title
drwxrwxr-x 2 doug0 doug0 4096 Feb 27 15:57 thumbnail
drwxrwxr-x 2 doug0 doug0 4096 Feb 27 15:57 blender
drwxr-xr-x 30 doug0 doug0 4096 Feb 28 10:15 ..
drwxrwxr-x 2 doug0 doug0 4096 Feb 28 10:39 recovery
drwxrwxr-x 12 doug0 doug0 4096 Feb 28 10:43 .
-rw-rw-r-- 1 doug0 doug0 17352 Feb 28 10:43 openshot.settings
-rw-rw-r-- 1 doug0 doug0 1774732 Feb 28 10:43 openshot-qt.log
Around 4mb of setup for (so far my only) 66mb MP4 mini-video of PICS w/
6min of music,
the MP4 I exported elsewhere. ( the above HIDDEN dir is a bit of a secret
to ignore. )
"Transitions" is a cool feature of the software.
----- I miss the braintrust of you, my friends...my own fault for
(how clueless am I for not knowing about some open SW released w/ AppImage