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Re: [News] Video Editors for GNU/Linux: Plenty of Libre Ones

  • Subject: Re: [News] Video Editors for GNU/Linux: Plenty of Libre Ones
  • From: Attila <jdkaye10@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 08 Feb 2009 11:04:46 +0100
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Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> Top 10 Free Video Editors for Ubuntu Linux
> ,----[ Quote ]
> | I earlier wrote about  Top 5 BitTorrent Clients for Ubuntu Linux, 7
> | Awesome 3D Graphic Design Applications for Linux and 23 Free Ubuntu
> | Linux Login Screens. Today I’m going to write about some of the best
> | Video editing tools for Ubuntu Linux because Linux itself doesn’t offer
> | any default or built-in video editor application but there are tens of
> | third party software for Linux you can use to add effects to your videos
> | and do a lot more.
> `----
Hi Roy,
Is this Linux advocacy? I find the article misleading at best and bordering
on the dishonest. These are NOT Ubuntu applications, not in the sense of IE
is a Windows application. These are linux applications (or in some cases
even broader than that) that will run on Ubuntu along with just about any
other Linux distro. For example the article states "AvideMUX is one of the
most widely used Video application for Ubuntu Linux." This application is
not "for Ubuntu Linux" any more than it is "for Gentoo" or "for RHEL". Is
is one of tens of (or hundreds) of thousands of application that run on
liunx. Here's what Avidemux's own website says,

"Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and
encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible
MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated
using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.

Avidemux is available for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows under
the GNU GPL license. The program was written from scratch by Mean, but code
from other people and projects has been used as well. Patches, translations
and even bug reports are always welcome."

The article goes on, "CinePaint is an easy to use Ubuntu Video

NO, Cinepaint may be east to use but it is not an "Ubuntu Video
application ...". Here's how Cinepaint's own website describes itself:
"Free open source deep paint application available for Linux, Mac and BSD"

I could go on but I think you get the point. Many people reading that
article would get the impression that the must install Ubuntu to use all
these fine application. As you know quite well, this is false. Shilling for
Ubuntu is no more attractive than shilling for M$. This is not the kind of
article that does service to the Linux community.

Sorry about my rant but I see too many articles like this. I think we have a
duty to correct false impressions.


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