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Re: [opensuse] Again, trying to find a suitable video editor.

On 28/11/2017 18:41, ken wrote:
Blender is a free app which runs on many platforms.  It was originally intended for creating animated films, but its success has found it leveraged for other purposes-- i.e., I've used it to create objects for 3D printing.  Development, based largely in Europe, is vigorous. Blender is designed from the beginning to accept and integrate add-ons, in a manner like Firefox and GIMP and other FOSSs.  According to, Blender has a built-in video editor and handles a variety of file formats.  Documentation is available in several languages, but development happens so fast, the documentation can't be expected to cover all features and functions, so consult with other users and developers (e.g., before concluding that something can't be done.

Installation from a Blender download onto CentOS 7.x went flawlessly for me, even though CentOS isn't what you'd call cutting-edge for providing the latest libraries (or kernel).  There was just one dependency problem-- I had to pirate in a newer version of python--, this (I'm assuming) because either no shared libraries (excepting python) were needed or they were included (and specially or statically linked in) in the download.  Me, I'd willingly trade a larger package of code over dependency-frustrations... wish more packages would provide that option.

While I've never used Blender for video editing, it's a rich and promising app and shouldn't be a major hassle to install and try out. If the first attempt doesn't yield what you need, be sure to investigate the add-on libraries for additional functionality.

I've been actively maintaining blender for years, version 2.76b available for Leaps, that's the last version to work with python 3.4 and the latest is always in Tumbleweed within a week of release. I have a Leap:42.3 Virtual machine with the latest version that I use for bug fixing. So there's no need to use Centos.
You can use XFCE with an updated python 3 but it will wipe out kde unfortunately.
Best regards
Dave P

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