SO I installed openshot and I like the U/I it offers and the tools but the issue I am running into is the video recorder that my Android phone has puts the format in .mp4, I installed handbrake and converted to MKV but it will not see either format. So what format can it see and what video converter do you all recommend or a as good if not better video editor? Thanks.

I can’t make out you problem for the above comment.
Your phone save to .mp4 OK
You want to convert it > What for?

I am using a program called openshot, my phones saves it in a .mp4 but when I go to open the file in openshot to add sound clips or cut scenes it does not show in the folder even though I know it is there so from previous experience I figure that means openshot does not read .mp4 so I am asking do you know what video format it does read and where I can find a converter for that or a video editor of equal quality that does read .mp4.

I have never used openshot
Did you install it from the one listing in the users OBS home repos? Or manually?

I see it’s based on ffmpeg, so .mp4 should not be a problem…
Handbrake isn’t really an editor, but it will convert .mp4 and just about anything you throw at it (But that would not be my first choice of a way to go)

There are many editors and one of our Mods did a listing of them
Applications - DVD Authoring Tools

Possibly Kdenlive would also do the job you want?
But I’m pretty sure openshot should too

As far as I know Openshot supports mp4.
Maybe it’s a codec issue?
Don’t use Handbrake for container change, as it would probably transcode streams too, and you will lose quality.
Use AviDemux instead with streams copy selected.

What codecs are used in these mp4 files?

I have been installing things with the “install/remove software” maybe a codec is not installed? I just chck ffmpeg is installed.

Might be worth running this

su -
zypper in libdvdcss2 vlc libxine1-codecs k3b-codecs ffmpeg lame gstreamer-0_10-ffmpeg gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly-orig-addon totem-browser-plugin w32codes-all MPlayer smplayer gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good libxine1 libdvdplay0 libdvdread4 libdvdnav4 xine-ui libmad0 ffmpeg sox libxvidcore4 xvidcore libavcodec52 libavdevice52 libvlccore4 libvlc5 totem totem-plugin-upnp totem-plugins nautilus-totem lsb gstreamer-0_10-ffmpeg gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mp3 gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mpegdemux gstreamer-0_10-fluendo-mpegmux gstreamer-0_10-plugins-base gstreamer-0_10-plugins-good-extra k3b libquicktime0

Then do this

That should give you a good base to work from

On 10/06/2011 08:06 AM, DMGrier wrote:
> maybe a codec is not installed?

have you done this yet:

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