What file extensions/formats are supported for importing?

Asked by marossity on 2010-10-15

I am trying to import my movie clips but they are rejected. I would like to know what file extensions are supported.

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2010-10-15
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2010-11-02

File extensions don't mean anything in Linux. Linux looks at the makeup of the data and will tell you what it is. Windows still holds dear to it's 8.3 filename crap and relys VERY heavily on the extension to identify the file

If you take any file and run (for example):
file filename.txt

it will say it ios a text file, if you then run:
mv filename.txt filename.jpg; file filename.jpg

it will STILL tell you it is a text file, windows would think it was an image, which isn't true.

If you use AVI files or MPEG files you should be fine, these are standard video encodings and will work fine

Even AVI and MPEG doesn't mean anything: those are containers, not the same thing as codecs.

Marossity, if your clips don't import in the latest version of pitivi, you should probably file a bug instead.

Make sure you have ubuntu-restricted-extras installed as well as w32codecs (or w64codces if your OS is 64bit) from the medibuntu repo.

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