The mystical world of video...

D. Michael McIntyre michael.mcintyre at
Sun Dec 16 05:13:30 GMT 2007

On Sunday 16 December 2007, D. Michael McIntyre wrote:
> I give DVD authoring on Linux a "Go Back To Windows Before You Hurt
> Yourself" award.

OTOH, to look at the bright side...

Even though I'm probably pissing in the wind trying to make this stupid 
useless junk work again, I do have to give Ubuntu Studio a "Even Though DVD 
Authoring is Hopeless At Least Your Computer Is Still Usable While You Are 
Pissing In The Wind" award too.

I'm typing in KMail.  It's not that responsive, but I'm burning 150% of my CPU 
cycles on some DVD converting making doodadaflungles, and just for shits and 
giggles, I started playing the composition I'm working on in Rosegarden.

I'll be damned.  I've got ZynAddSubFX playing about six different patches, 
plus Rosegarden reproducing several audio segments, and it's actually playing 
without any glitches or xruns.

I'm impressed.  The stupid Windows laptop might have burned the DVD with two 
clicks, and produced something that actually worked, but it was completely 
useless for 10 hours or so while it churned.  At least I can do my regular 
thing while I piss away another futile attempt at burning this stupid DVD.

The composition just finished playing while I was typing.  No glitches.  
That's amazing.
D. Michael McIntyre 

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