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    Phoronix: OpenShot Switches From GTK+ To Qt

    There's a new update on the state of the OpenShot video editor application...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM1OTE

  • #2
    Hm, PiTiVi seems to be quite similar, also when comparing the UI. I wonder how PiTiVi compares to OpenShot.

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    • #3
      This news is not so major, compared to this one: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...-mac-and-linux

      Openshot has managed to gather $45,028 via Kickstarter.

      Looks down at radeon and especially nouveau senior developers


      Originally posted by Nuc!eoN View Post
      Hm, PiTiVi seems to be quite similar, also when comparing the UI. I wonder how PiTiVi compares to OpenShot.
      My personal experience several months ago was: Pitivi - usable but not stable, Openshot - usable and stable.

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      • #4
        Clearly this software has gained traction. In over 12 years of using Linux daily and dealing with Solid Modeling, Animation, Compositing, GIMP, Inkscape, etc., I've never heard of it, until they switch Toolkits.

        Truly great branding.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by brosis View Post
          This news is not so major, compared to this one: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...-mac-and-linux

          Openshot has managed to gather $45,028 via Kickstarter.

          Looks down at radeon and especially nouveau senior developers



          My personal experience several months ago was: Pitivi - usable but not stable, Openshot - usable and stable.
          Few points...

          Their original goal was $20,000 and they made $45,028 through Kickstarter. He mentions that some chose to donate directly through PayPal or other mediums, so its actually MORE than $45,028 through this most recent fundraiser.

          Radeon and Nouveau don't suffer mostly from lack of funding. They suffer mostly from lack of documentation, (yes even Radeon), lack of time and lack of knowledgable people. Marek I know has been offered enough beers on these forums alone to kill him from alcohol poisoning (I know, cause I was one of them haha). Not saying more funding couldn't hurt, just saying that it funding (aka incentives) dont seem to be their biggest issue.

          Pitivi: usable, not stable, limited features.
          OpenShot: usable, stable, medium features.
          Kdenlive: Usable, not stable, overload of features.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Marc Driftmeyer View Post
            Clearly this software has gained traction. In over 12 years of using Linux daily and dealing with Solid Modeling, Animation, Compositing, GIMP, Inkscape, etc., I've never heard of it, until they switch Toolkits.

            Truly great branding.
            Yeah OpenShot doesn't get much publicity. On Gnome you tend to get a lot of "Use Pitivi!" On KDE you get a lot of "Use Kdenlive!" and if you're already familiar with modeling you get a lot of "Use Blender!" That being said, OpenShot tends to have a very loyal (albeit not very vocal) following.

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            • #7
              I do like the direction that Openshot is heading in, with all of their recent developments (Qt, javascript, etc).

              I think in the next year or so - Openshot should start to shape up...

              Myself, i am using Lightworks though.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Nuc!eoN View Post
                Hm, PiTiVi seems to be quite similar, also when comparing the UI. I wonder how PiTiVi compares to OpenShot.
                PiTiVi uses GStreamer. OpenShot uses MLT (the same framework Kdenlive uses).

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Awesomeness View Post
                  PiTiVi uses GStreamer. OpenShot uses MLT (the same framework Kdenlive uses).
                  OpenShot does NOT use MLT (See the blog post linked in the article, the developer addresses it).

                  Pitivi uses GStreamer
                  Kdenlive uses MLT
                  Openshot uses a custom written library.

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                  • #10
                    Nice- I'd love to see if they can get some kind of functional GUI working on Ubuntu for tablets. That would be a sweet application, although render times would likely suffer a lot on a mobile device. Either way, it looks like Qt is demonstrating a lot of value recently where GTK's goals seem to be very different. I wonder what effect this will have as we move onto mobile platforms with more intensity, and whether GTK will be ready for that environment as well.

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                    • #11
                      Re

                      Smart move moving to Qt. But the developer should really think about his decision of using PyQt instead of Qt/C++.
                      If he writes it in Qt/C++, it will be very easy to port it to mobile platforms... And we want an open-source mobile application

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                      • #12
                        I've heard of OpenShot just a few times; I've heard of Pitivi far more, but...everytime I've heard Pitivi mentioned, it was to complain about it.

                        No Qt vs GTK+ flamewars yet?
                        /me ducks

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ibidem View Post
                          I've heard of OpenShot just a few times; I've heard of Pitivi far more, but...everytime I've heard Pitivi mentioned, it was to complain about it.

                          No Qt vs GTK+ flamewars yet?
                          /me ducks
                          I think everyone realizes that gtk+ is not as suitable for cross platform apps.

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                          • #14
                            i'm not a developer, but as far as I understand gtk+ is technologically inferior to Qt. Other than ideological reasons, does gtk have any technical benefits over Qt?

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                            • #15
                              smart move

                              EVERYONE should switch to QT


                              btw out of those 45k I bet 99% came from linux users


                              why the fuck would os x or win users need ANOTHER editor?

                              why not focus development in linux ??? that's fucked up

                              get 45k from linux users, give mac and win users another editor for free

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