Monday, September 18, 2006

Quicktime for Linux compatibility chart

I spent Sunday afternoon and evening creating this compatibility chart for QT for Linux formatted files exported from Cinelerra. There are many compression schemes that can be used within this file format and I did not have a list to tell me what scheme works and what doesn't in Cinelerra and some default media players like Mplayer, Quicktime for Win and Windows Media Player 10. Hence the guide.

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kelly said...

How do you do this stuff?!? I've been fighting with Cinelerra for two weeks on my FC5 box. I am just stuck. Every thing I try breaks in some new way. Every RPM I've tried has issues. The source has new issues. The cvs downloads are a mess. Is it me?

Gagazote said...

Dogged persistence and an iron will to overcome adversity. I'm kinda joking, but kind of not, because its been one headache after another as you may be able to tell from my blog.

My advice for you would be to find a nicely packaged RPM. I have FC4, but you have FC5. Of course, I compile from source now, but when I was using packages, I do see that the following RPM is available on freshrpms and it is the same packager (Matthias Saou) that I use for my FC4 package:

The key to getting a successful install is the following:
1) have the right yum repositories:
dag, dries, livna, freshrpms, and all the default fedora repos (I can give you the repo files if you need them)

2) once the repos are in place, run "yum install cinelerra" This will install the dependencies for the Cinelerra RPM and the RPM itself.

3) if you want to compile from source, put the following commands into a script (I call it in order to install the dependencies for Cinelerra source. These are the deps for FC4, but they should be the same for you:

yum install subversion xvidcore* lame lame-devel libogg* a52* libtheora* mjpegtools* libtiff* audiofile* libraw1394* lib
avc1394* freetype* nasm faad2-dev* OpenEXR OpenEXR-devel fftw3* libsndfile* libiec61883* x264 x264-d* x264-g* faac* libd
v4 esound* e2fsprogs*

The command and arguments should be all on one line.
chmod a+x

Run it:

And then all your dependent packages should install.