[IAEP] My videos are on Sugar Labs video site

David Farning dfarning at sugarlabs.org
Fri Aug 7 12:30:21 EDT 2009

On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 11:11 AM, Dennis Daniels<dennisgdaniels at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello James!
> That video link is intriguing however it doesn't allow viewing for
> normal mortals. How do we see what's in there? Is there any good
> training stuff?

What is not working for you? Would you mind working with me to turn it
into a bug report for our infrastructure team?


> As a workaround for Linux's lack of non-linear editing (NLE) tools
> perhaps post the vids to a central place i.e. your google apps video
> link and then users/editors can dnld the vids from there and edit in
> the many different NLE (free) tools avail on Mac and Win*?
> Dennis
>> Message: 2
>> Date: Fri, 7 Aug 2009 09:46:02 -0500
>> From: Jim Simmons <nicestep at gmail.com>
>> Subject: [IAEP] My videos are on Sugar Labs video site
>> To: "It's An Education Project List" <iaep at lists.sugarlabs.org>
>> Cc: Dave C <davewebproductions at yahoo.com>
>> Message-ID:
>>        <abb0965a0908070746mc8489eboa33007ef969227c9 at mail.gmail.com>
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>> David Farning gave me an account on video.sugarlabs.org and I've
>> posted my videos there, both raw and edited.
>> I was looking at Kino this morning, at the DV files it creates and the
>> mencoder script it uses to encode them and I think I have some insight
>> into why the text in my edited videos is distorted.  My original OGV
>> file is at 800 x 600.  Kino converts this file to a DV at 720x480, and
>> in that DV the text is not distorted.  It is in the mencoder script
>> that it converts the video to 640x480.  I should be able to modify
>> that script so it doesn't resize the video again and perhaps this will
>> give me the quality I'm looking for.
>> I also tried to compile Cinelerra on Fedora 11.  It depends on every
>> patent encumbered thing in the world, so I'll either have to compile
>> all those things by hand or find a repository for Fedora 11 that has
>> them.  The Cinelerra website has instructions for installing for
>> Fedora 9 and below only.
>> When I was a kid I made student films on Super 8.  I would have killed
>> for the editing tools we have now.  Also for actors that show up when
>> they're supposed to.
>> James Simmons
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