On Fri, 2009-09-25 at 18:29 -0700, Andrew Daviel wrote:
> I was looking for a video editor for Linux, and stumbled across Pitivi.
> It at least installs (unlike 2 others I tried - dependency hell ..)
> I'm running Fedora Core 9, and unlikely to change until I upgrade the
> I found pitivi-0.11.3-1.fc9.noarch.rpm which installed OK, and ran. At
> least, I get a GUI,
We'll only provide support for latest pitivi releases (i.e. 0.13.3),
too much changes between releases for us to support older versions :(
> GST issue with 8.13
> I tried building the latest (0.13.2.4), and it builds OK (after I
> installed intltool from CENTOS) but when I try running it fails immdiately with
> File "pitivi/pitivigstutils.py", line 30, in <module>
> import gst.audio
> ImportError: No module named audio
> I don't know much Python - I can't understand what's missing. The 0.11
> version has "import gst" which loads pygst.py from the gstreamer-python
> package. Google doesn't find "pygst.audio.py" so I guess that's not that
> simple :-7
You'll need quite recent versions of:
* gst-plugins-* (the more recent the better)
See the RELEASE notes for which versions are needed.
> Theora problems
See comment above about having latest pitivi and gstreamer. As an
additional bonus, theora 1.1 was released a few days back and brings
HUGE quality/performance improvements.
> Recording (export) issues
See comment above about having latest pitivi and gstreamer
> Pickle file problems
We no longer use pickle in 0.13
> other finger trouble
Most likely fixed in 0.13
> and finally
Works in 0.13
> For my fairly simple project I was trying to complete, I went back to
> using mplayer and mencoder with -edl - I can at least edit junk off the
> ends, even if I can't be bothered to string good bits together into a
> coherent video.
> I thought I might as well post this, which was sitting in my drafts
> folder. Maybe there are fixable problems, or maybe someone can sort out
> my finger troubles. Pitivi looks like it ought to work for me .. I
> briefly tried Cinelerra, but it won't import my camera files, is somewhat
> complicated, and a bit slow on my current machine.
To sum up:
I'd strongly recommend you obtain a recent pitivi/GStreamer for your
distro. I'm not aware of what options are available for FC9 (which in
gstreamer and pitivi time-realm is the dark ages).
Maybe somebody on this ml might knows where to obtains such packages
for FC9. If not, maybe the gstreamer mailing-list might have some
GStreamer and PiTiVi get improved at a dramatic pace... which
unfortunately means that it is hard to keep up with it unless you have
* a bleeding-edge (in terms of package update) distro like gentoo,
archlinux, or the unstable/experimental versions of Fedora/Ubuntu/debian
* a repository which backports pitivi and gstreamer (like we do for
Ubuntu through the gstreamer-developers PPA).
The second option is of course the easiest... but requires somebody
doing all that work. For ubuntu/debian that problem is solved... for
Fedora I don't know of any :(
Keep us informed of your progress, if you find such a backport
repository, share it with the mailing-list.