Video task available, but not on UbuntuStudio disks.

Luke Yelavich themuso at
Tue Apr 21 14:59:51 BST 2009

Hi all
Further to my email earlier regarding video applications needing ffmpeg having to be removed from the UbuntuStudio disks, another application, stopmotion, has been found to need ffmpeg as well. Instead of having a video task with only one single application, a decision has been made to not include the video task on the UbuntuStudio DVD images. This is a compromise between having a useless video task, and still offering users a few useful apps to use. I am sorry there was no time to re-include applications such as openmovieeditor again, however this close to the release, this has been landed in my lap somewhat with only a short amount of time to resolve the issue.

So what if I want to get some video applications set up on a fresh UbuntuStudio install?
1. Install the system as normal, and simply do not choose any extra tasks. The desktop will be installed for you, and be available when you reboot.
2. Connect to the internet (Sorry, at this point there is no other way to get video apps, as explained above), and use your package manager of choice to install ubuntustudio-video. This will install all the video applications that were on the UbuntuStudio 9.04 disks.

On behalf of the UbuntuStudio developers, I would like to appologise for this lats minute change. As I've previously stated, this issue is somewhat out of our hands. I think I speak for the others when I say we will try to do the best we can to get video applications re-included on the DVD images for UbuntuStudio karmic, given we can find any that don't depend on ffmpeg, and are still useful, or if we can break up sed applications enough so that we can include those bits that don't require ffmpeg to function.

Luke Yelavich
UbuntuStudio Project technical lead.
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