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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Beta software shouldn't be reviewed
by nt_jerkface on Mon 11th Jan 2010 11:27 UTC
nt_jerkface
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2009-08-26

Previewed perhaps but not scored.

Who cares what he calls it. If it isn't done then it isn't done.

I also had a problem with this statement:

Plus, I know very well how hard it is to write a video editor that actually works as expected (hint: more complex than developing something like Firefox).


Modern browsers are far more complex than video editors. Video files are at least standard and predictable. Web files are a god awful mess that are packed with all sorts of add-on technologies. They require incredibly complex parsers to make sense of it all and a team of developers to constantly tweak the engine.

But it does take hard work and talent to develop even a very basic video editor and I'm glad you commended him on that. I really think the "3/10" score was unneeded though. There are very few people that have the talent, drive and free time to work on a project like that and you gave him an F.

Edited 2010-01-11 11:30 UTC

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Invincible Cow Member since:
2006-06-24

Yes, Firefox would be something like a hundred times more complicated.

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