[Cin] OT: fun with other editors!

Andrew Randrianasulu randrianasulu at gmail.com
Thu Jul 13 22:13:38 CEST 2023

So, because I learned about sbopkg tool, installing packages from
Slackbuilds.org semi-automatically
I had field day compiling stuff:


You see, bunch of editors and their dependencies.

Avidemux 2.8.1:
compiles with va-api, then promptly crashes :)

LIBVA_DRIVER_NAME=none avidemux3_qt5

this way it works, at least video playback part.

I also learned Cmake 3.21 at least  can't  find X11 libs in their
/usr/X11R7/lib  hidden place, even with pkg-config. So, few symlinks
did the job.

Flowblade (some git version) :

Wanted MLT 7.0.4 obviously and then worked on video playback
Just ..main window much longer than 1440 px I have!

shotcut - 21.12.24:
A bit old, but shows up for work.
Need sip/pyQt5.

Promised better stability and performance. Plays  clip at least ..


pitivi :
Pity it does not work on 32-bit :)

bash-5.1$ pitivi
Отсутствующая необязательная зависимость:
— GSound не найден в системе
    -> включает звуковые уведомления по завершении сборки
Отсутствующая необязательная зависимость:
— элемент GStreamer cvtracker  не найден в системе
    -> позволяет отслеживать объекты
Отсутствующая необязательная зависимость:
— librosa не найден в системе
    -> включает возможность обнаружения тактов
OverflowError: Python int too large to convert to C long

The above exception was the direct cause of the following exception:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/pitivi/python/pitivi/utils/pipeline.py", line 633, in
    if message.type == Gst.MessageType.ASYNC_DONE and\
SystemError: <built-in method get_value of gi.FieldInfo object at
0xf45a1e60> returned a result with an error set
OverflowError: Python int too large to convert to C long

The above exception was the direct cause of the following exception:



apparently 32-bit problem.

New Audacity 3.2.5 crashed once, not sure why (their playhead
manipulation a bit different by default)

KiCAD 7.0.6 (modded Slackbuild) failed to load wxPython - no python
scripting ... { Not really video editor, but can make 3d models of PCB
(printed circuits board). 3d models for it weight like 5 Gb unpacked
:) }

Freecad 0.20 apparently can make short animations - installed but not tried.


This is why I am not big fan of Python - it breaks in non-obvious ways ...

So, I think CinGG still best idea around* when it comes to video :)

*on my machine :)

Thanks everyone! I'll try to watch new video 'soon', as fast as I
report (re-report) this wxPython / kiCAD bug ..

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