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Thread: Best distro for video editing

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    Ok, I know Cinelerra is one of the best video editors for Linux, but what distro should I use it on?

    I'm looking for one that can run Cinelerra (rpm installer I think), and I want to have plenty of free resources available. I hear Gnome is faster, whilst KDE is prettier. I like my visuals, so probably KDE.
    Here's my system specs:

    Asus motherboard with Nforce2 5.1 Dolby Digital Audio
    Athlon XP 1.8ghz
    1gb DDR Ram
    300GB Hardrive
    128MB ATI Radeon 9500Pro
    19" Flatpanel Display


    I normally use premiere, but I wanted to try video editing on linux for a chance. Premiere tends to crash when I paste 10+ filters onto video segments at once. It's the latest version too. 1.5Pro.

    Any advice would be appreciated.

    Linspire seems cool, but does it include too much?

    I remember using RedHat Linux awhile back and it didn't run anything. I tried installing Linux versions of software and they all failed.

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    I'm going to try Suse Pro 9.3.
    Any good?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfmight
    I'm going to try Suse Pro 9.3.
    Any good?
    not my favourite version of suse. im waiting for opensuse 10.0 to come out.

    then again i dont think it will really matter what distro you use since they are all pretty similar.

    might be worth looking into a bit of clustering if you have any others pcs hooked up to a network.

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    finished installing suse 9.3 pro and it's not too bad. Seems to already have loads of software bundled with it. I could have even added 250+ more packages, but not right now. :-/ mighta been "TOoO" much with all of it installed. All I need are the media apps.. Now then, Codecs Codecs codecs... :-)

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    use susewatcher and install the codec packs that are avialable.

    otherwise install http://packman.links2linux.org/?action=124 + all the dependencies at the bottom of the page. then you will need to install http://packman.links2linux.org/?action=325.

    you can install them by

    1)downloading them to home
    2) open up a konsole (bash)
    3) typing su and entering your root password
    4) then rpm -i filename.rpm ( or use -U if its already install and you want to update it)

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    Does it woop VLC Player too?

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    no vlc and its a bastard to install.

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    ah ok, well I've got Suse connected to the internet now. Took bloody forever, but we have things going alright now. Something called " Hot Plug" was a setting that fixed the connection issue

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    I've never used it before, but you may want to check out dyne:bolic. It's whole point is multimedia editing, so it may be optimized for what you're needed.

    Not positive, but it's something to look into....maybe

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    Ubuntu Studio gets released in April... it comes fully loaded with audio/video production and editing software already bundled.

    http://ubuntustudio.org/

    check it out

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