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Comment: no real winners (Score 2) 64

by marcello_dl (#47808781) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: the State of Free Video Editing Tools?

My desktop power user workflow wrt video is:
cat (unix command) to piece together the 2gb splices the camcorder makes (avchd)
ffmpeg to change the container from whatever the camcorder uses to a more editor friendly mkv, you can use the copy option for blazing fast remuxing without reencoding.
kdenlive or cinelerra. They are both prone to crash so save often. Cinelerra has best curves for fading but it's a very peculiar GUI.

If you know your stuff, you can do pretty decent videos.

Comment: Fake audio is useful. (Score 2) 88

by marcello_dl (#47794383) Attached to: RAYA: Real-time Audio Engine Simulation In Quake

It is good to give devs the option of realistic audio, but for games in medium - big settings, the relative slowness of sound propagation is a problem. Getting a headshot and later hearing the sound is counter intuitive, at least for the hollywood generations. I guess that realistic effects with no delay in sound propagation is the way to go.

Comment: Re:Fork in the Road (Score 2) 171

by marcello_dl (#47777135) Attached to: Mozilla Rolls Out Sponsored Tiles To Firefox Nightly's New Tab Page

yo dawg, I herd you'd like a fork of a fork of mozilla, so I recommend a fork of a fork of mozilla called seamonkey, which is basically mozilla. You get to keep many firefox extensions with it too.

If people volunteered a couple more complete themes for it, that would be great.

Comment: Re:So, 23 years ago he was trolling (Score 1) 105

by marcello_dl (#47755471) Attached to: Linux 3.17-rc2 Release Marks 23 Years of the Linux Kernel

Ok, but then let's consider the fact that in 2002 you could install the powerpc port of linux on a powerbook and have everything, gigabit ethernet, 3d, wireless, sound, firewire, working with open source drivers (the modem required a blob). While now you have trouble with firmware, drivers, boot process, even finding the keys to boot into bios/uefi mode. No I am not talking about the crypto keys, the KEYBOARD keys are not so well documented for new laptops.

In other words, if hardware makers hadn't all these advantages with OSes where upgrading is a commercial, not technical matter (windows, OSX, and possibly systemd/linux if I know my onions) you'd already have had a trouble free desktop linux experience 10 years ago. I switched around that time and am quite satisfied. Captcha: "prouder"

Comment: Re:They're not gamers. (Score 1) 276

by marcello_dl (#47741793) Attached to: Among Gamers, Adult Women Vastly Outnumber Teenage Boys

It's actually quite easy.
Gamer : playing games = Photographer : taking photos.

Actually for my definition, people who spend time in any game where rewards depend on investment of time or money instead of skill and time devoted to improve it, are NOT gamers. Your WOW stats are irrelevant, your tempest high-scores definitely not.

What this country needs is a good five dollar plasma weapon.

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