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Comment: Re:OpenShot (Score 1) 222

by Trogre (#48868825) Attached to: The Current State of Linux Video Editing

I did not know that.

I see this on his blog, which could be related:

Legal Battle

In late June, OpenShot was sucked into some legal conflicts related to trademarks and intellectual property. While I would love to discuss all the details, I am not allowed to discuss them at this time. However, everything worked out fine for OpenShot, but it certainly took some money and time away from me during the process.


After some serious discussions with community members related to licensing for libopenshot, I have decided to officially change the license to LGPLv3. This is still a bit problematic, due to a GPLv3 license of a required JUCE-based libopenshot-audio library. But soon, I will make the GPL components optional during compiling, so it will be easier to maintain the LGPLv3 license on derivative works.

If you have no interest in reading open-source licenses... just know that we are switching the license of our main library to be more open, and allow more people to use it without violating our license agreement.

More reason not to support companies that employ predatory business practises based on broken Intellectual Property laws.


Facebook Will Let You Flag Content As 'False' 224

Posted by Soulskill
from the things-that-definitely-certainly-won't-ever-be-abused-at-all dept.
jfruh writes: If you're tired of seeing fake or misleading news articles posted by your friends to Facebook and then spreading like wildfire, you might be in luck. In a system that's something like Slashdot comment moderation on a grand scale, you'll now be able to flag a story as false. Links that have been flagged this way by many users will appear less frequently in people's newsfeeds, or with a disclaimer attached.

Comment: OpenShot (Score 2) 222

by Trogre (#48862423) Attached to: The Current State of Linux Video Editing

I use OpenShot exclusively for my video projects, except for very simple cuts [1].

It's moderately powerful with multiple tracks, fairly easy to use and has some great filters (effects) - making a video with picture-in-picture boxes for example is trivial.

Where it falls down is that it doesn't remember your encoding preferences, so for large edits it quickly becomes cumbersome having to set all your encoding tweaks every single time.

I also haven't found an easy way to transition the picture from one video track to another and back. There are defined fade transitions but they all seem to depend on the order of the tracks in the stack.

[1] Avidemux with Qt is my quick-cut editor of choice - it lets you cut out parts of a video and, so long as you start on a keyframe, can save it without having to re-encode the video or audio streams. This is a massive time and quality saver.

Comment: Get with the times (Score 4, Interesting) 116

by Trogre (#48848313) Attached to: With Community Help, Chrome Could Support Side Tabs Extension

After using Tree Style Tab (combined with Tab Mix Plus) for over three years now I can't imagine going back to tabs-on-top on a widescreen monitor *shudders*.

Never mind the better use of real estate, the hierarchichal nature of the tabs (the "tree" in the name) is just brilliant.

Comment: Re:Ha (Score 1) 391

by Trogre (#48808211) Attached to: Sony Thinks You'll Pay $1200 For a Digital Walkman

Umm, you know you could apply that argument to just about any specification, right?

The 12-bit 3840 x 2160 specification of my UHD monitor is pure fluff since I'm using it to display a 256-colour image that was upscaled from 640x480.

Hint: It's not the device that's at fault; it's the source material. GIGO.

Comment: Re:Ha (Score 1) 391

by Trogre (#48808111) Attached to: Sony Thinks You'll Pay $1200 For a Digital Walkman

I wonder if that is part of the appeal of vinyl to audiophiles.

Given that the ability of vinyl to accurately reproduce music is demonstrably much worse than that of CDs, is there an appeal other than nostalgia? Are music industry masterers applying less dynamic range compression to masters destined for vinyl for example?

Mausoleum: The final and funniest folly of the rich. -- Ambrose Bierce