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[2]: I hate when...
by siride on Mon 11th Jan 2010 16:09 UTC in reply to "RE: I hate when..."
siride
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2006-01-02

Uhh, yes it can. You can use VBScript and Perl, as well as PowerShell. The first one comes built-in with XP Pro (possibly also Home, I'm not sure). VB sucks, but at least you can get stuff done and the API is very powerful, almost too powerful, making simple things like copying a file require five lines of code.

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RE[3]: I hate when...
by spiderman on Mon 11th Jan 2010 18:06 in reply to "RE[2]: I hate when..."
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2008-10-23

Yes, you are right, there are some good scripting languages for Windows, but the problem is that the OS is not (easily) scriptable.

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RE[4]: I hate when...
by siride on Mon 11th Jan 2010 18:20 in reply to "RE[3]: I hate when..."
siride Member since:
2006-01-02

The API is annoying, but hardly limiting. It's actually considerably more powerful than what you get on Unix. Check out WMI, for example, and see how much it provides. The problem, of course, is that it is a bit of a pain to use because you have to create objects, pass weird initialization strings to them, etc. But that's a very surface problem that, for larger projects, could be handled with a convenience library.

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