I totally agree with you. Competition is a good thing. I would also like to apologize if I sounded like I was putting OpenShot down. I respect all developers that work hard for there community. My competitive side sometimes gets the best of me sometimes :), I just don't get some of OpenShot's project moves, such as using a beta version of blender.


On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 7:33 PM, Jonathan Thomas <> wrote:
Open-source is all about choice, and I believe that OpenShot and PiTiVi both have a place in the world.  I don't think it's fare to say that if OpenShot and PiTiVi merged, that our collective team would be twice as efficient, twice as fast, etc...  Attempting to merge our projects would likely set both projects back 12 to 18 months, and probably make a mess out of everything. =)  In addition, I think competition is very healthy, and a great motivator for both the PiTiVi and OpenShot developers.

Brian, I have lots of respect for the PiTiVi project and it's developers, and I wish the best for you guys!


2011/2/14 Brian Grohe <>
If you check the git version, we have most of those effects implemented and I think someone is working on titles. I also don't think there community would want to join ours because they say that they are the best.


On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 6:21 PM, Gendre Sebastien <> wrote:
But we can use code of UI from OpenShot. It exactly the same

And for video effect, the library using in OpenShot (frei0r) have
GStreamer plugin:

And we can merge communities.

Le lundi 14 février 2011 à 18:01 -0500, Brian Grohe a écrit :
> The technologies are very different. All the work is done by the
> backend (gstreamer or ffmpeg) This difference makes it to hard to get
> Openshot to gstreamer without doing a complete re right and nobody
> wants that. We are just going to have to get more developers to work
> on features.
> Brian
> Also make sure to reply to the list so other people can respond.
> On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 5:54 PM, Gendre Sebastien <>
> wrote:
>         Le lundi 14 février 2011 à 17:41 -0500, Brian Grohe a écrit :
>         > This would not work, Openshot uses ffmpeg and therefore it
>         would take
>         > a lot of work to get it to work with gstreamer. It would be
>         easier to
>         > just add the features to pitivi as it has been designed for
>         > gstreamer.
>         The problem is: We have two projects with the same goals and
>         based on
>         the same technologies (for the most part). We obtain a
>         division of
>         communities and thus capacities of working for the same goals.

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