What input format are the files in?

Asked by mikeavison on 2010-11-01

I really like Pitivi especially that it can import so many file types, but what format are the output files ? Can I get them to play in VLC? I am importing .mov files ... Thanks

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If you:

file outputfilename

it will tell you what it is. Obviously change outputfilename to the actual filename, including path, of the file you made.

mikeavison (saltpiefarm) said : #3

Hi Parsnip

Thanks for your answer

The output is nothing I have seen before "Ogg data, Theora video"
I still would like to know if there is a way to render a video in Pitivi to get output which can be viewed with other programs such as VLC (which plays most formats)


just open the file with VLC and it should play ok

vlc outputfilename

should do it

mikeavison (saltpiefarm) said : #5

Hi Parsnip

VLC would not play without an extension.

So I looked up Ogg in wikipaedia and found that it can have file extensions ogg or ogv (for video with compressed audio which is what mine are). So I tried adding those and then VLC recognises either. Google Chrome also plays it!

Thanks for your help


Jeff Fortin Tam (kiddo) said : #6

The output file extension should be based on the container format in the render settings; the fact that it doesn't add it automatically is a known bug: https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=585737