Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Mar 2010 00:10 UTC
Multimedia, AV This one was accidentally deleted from the submission queue when it was first submitted some time ago, so I decided to keep it around for a slow news day (such as this one - dear lord, it's quiet). FFmpeg developer Mans penned down a number of crucial problems with the Ogg container format.
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RE[2]: Comment by Kroc
by henderson101 on Thu 18th Mar 2010 16:54 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by Kroc"
henderson101
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2006-05-30

Isn't it time you thought about moving to a platform that could run software that better supports your Video editing needs?


I though Kroc was a Mac user? This would seem to fit the bill if so. Even so much as having a version of iMovie bundled with new Macs.

Linux is NOT a platform with a SINGLE semi-professional quality video editor worth any beans. I with Eugenia would comment on this thread, as her blog documents all of this.

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RE[3]: Comment by Kroc
by npcomplete on Fri 19th Mar 2010 07:01 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Kroc"
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2009-08-21

I beg to differ on that... there is one editor that for some reason, seems more well known to Windows users than Linux users: Blender VSE.

It is very powerful.

However on the issue of using Theora as an editing format, yeah I agree that it's not meant for an intermediate format. Just like photo editors don't actually edit pictures in jpeg. (nor would people who do multiple edits would want to save in jpeg each time)

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RE[4]: Comment by Kroc
by lemur2 on Fri 19th Mar 2010 09:05 in reply to "RE[3]: Comment by Kroc"
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2007-02-17

I beg to differ on that... there is one editor that for some reason, seems more well known to Windows users than Linux users: Blender VSE.

It is very powerful.

However on the issue of using Theora as an editing format, yeah I agree that it's not meant for an intermediate format. Just like photo editors don't actually edit pictures in jpeg. (nor would people who do multiple edits would want to save in jpeg each time)


Exactly so. No one would suggest that one should use Theora as the editing format ... it is a lossy format, after all. Nevertheless, given that it is actually now a very competitive compressed video format, Theora should clearly be an option for an output format of any video editing suite.

Any graphics program that couldn't save in .jpg or .png, say, would unquestionably be seen as a deficient, less feature-rich program. What is it about Mac users that they somehow can't seem to accept that their video editing suite of programs are likewise deficient if they cannot output to Theora?

cycoj said:
As a side note, I find it interesting how, if an open source program can't use a format it's always the fault of the program, however if a commercial program can't use an open format it's the fault of the format


Is it a weird type of "digital snobbery" or something? What am I missing here?

Edited 2010-03-19 09:12 UTC

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