Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 11th Jan 2010 08:10 UTC
Multimedia, AV I followed the hype: Reddit, Slashdot's front page, months of thumbs up on my blog and various video forums by Linux users for OpenShot. Given that I'm longing for a usable Linux video editor since 2003, and given that OpenShot version 1.0 had just been released, I naturally gave it a go, by also downloading its provided dependencies on my Ubuntu Linux 9.10.
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RE[3]: A common problem
by tupp on Tue 12th Jan 2010 11:23 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: A common problem"
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You are talking about the super high end here that has soooo little volume.

The OP of this sub-thread was trying to suggest that Linux media software is inferior. Of course, as you admit, Linux software is quite the opposite -- high end. The OP didn't make any assertions regarding the volume of users.

If Cinepaint is so great, why isn't it bundled in most distributions?

It is bundled with a many of them, and it is certainly in all of the major repositories.

This advantage is why Cinepaint is so much more attractive to the studios than Photoshop.
Again, you are talking about some people in the high end here.

Exactly. Linux software is much better!

Man, this is so bad. Did you try to get it? For Germany they only mentioned a swiss distributor that has prices well hidden somewhere. I couldn't find it. This is a lot like when trying to buy other super high end and super expensive software like Maya.

No... This is very, very good. Yes, Piranha is super high end -- $200,000+. Ant is probably less expensive, maybe $10,000-$15,000.

one can change to a darker theme so that the OS's window elements aren't glaring into one's eyeballs in a dark edit bay.
Yeah, whatever...

I guess some of us haven't been in very many edit bays.

Ardour is NOT a fully featured DAW like Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase etc. It has nothing to offer for MIDI.

Actually, I appears that it already has some MIDI functionality and in that regard is developing fast. Is that all?

Blender's UI is very very difficult to learn... I tried it myself, now I use Cinema 4D. I bought it and never regretted! Blender was originally proprietary commercial software. If it were better, they wouldn't be out of business by now.

I have used Blender a little and had no problem with the UI.

A lot of things can force a company out of business, even if the company has a great product. It happens all the time.

It's hard to find people like you these days.

On the other hand, it's very easy to find people like you, but perhaps we should refrain from personal remarks.

GIMP's GUI is awkward, that's common sense.

That is not common sense -- that is a common myth.

Specific examples, please.

Why would anybody do that? You travel with your laptop which contains all the software you need. Period.

Ummm, maybe they don't have a laptop. Or maybe, they don't want to carry a laptop. Or perhaps they are traveling to a location where there is a computer which is more powerful than one's laptop, so it would be easier/faster to use the live CD/USB, etc.

There many reasons why people currently use live CD/USBs. Period.

The question is just: Is time worth anything to you? I mean if mentioned OSS would be all that great, why would anybody still buy software? The answer is: You glorify OSS like there is no tomorrow. But as I said, when you look a little deeper, you find problems in the OSS 'alternatives'.

Again, with the personal remarks!

Time is worth much to me, and I save a lot of it by using Linux/OSS and by not having to constantly endure ignoramuses who pose questions and then follow-up with feeble and unrelated insults.

If your time is so important, why are you wasting it on inferior software, such as FCP? -- spend the money and get Ant!

You have only named one concrete OSS problem -- Ardour's temporary lack of MIDI functionality. You are going to have to come up with more examples than that one, if you expect to characterize Linux and OSS as "problematic."

By the way, there is no 64-bit Photoshop functionality on the Mac platform, so that cancels out your point about Ardour and MIDI.

Edited 2010-01-12 11:26 UTC

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