video problems in Ubuntu

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Tue Jan 17 01:13:24 UTC 2012

On 01/16/2012 04:35 PM, Douglas Pollard wrote:
> On 01/16/2012 04:27 PM, Ioannis Vranos wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 16, 2012 at 11:21 PM, Douglas
>> Pollard<dougpol1 at> wrote:
>>> My computer is dual core processor 2300 Mhtz 1Gig memory i686 two 250 G
>>> hard drives. I have downloaded video from Internet archives. I can play
>>> them and put on the time line of several video editors and watch
>>> them. I can
>>> watch them in Mplayer and other media I cannot render from any of them.
>>> Ubuntu crashes.
>> ! What exactly do you mean "Ubuntu crashes". It gets very slow?
>> What video editor are you using? What version of Ubuntu have you
>> installed?
> OK i have tried several video programs. Open shot, Cinelerra, Lives, and
> Kdenlive, as well as kino. I am running 10.04.3. No there is no slowing
> the computer shuts down instantly turns completely off. That gives me an
> idea I have 11. 4 on another drive I may give that a try? Doug

I'd say you need a LOT more memory. You have the video already in memory 
and then you're adding the rendering of it to the log-jam. One gig of 
memory ain't gonna cut it easily I'm afraid.

If this is a desktop machine, I'd jam at least 4 to 8 gigs of memory on 
the MB, for what you're doing. I installed 16 gigs for doing video in my 
new server tower, just for that and 3D world visualization. Ric

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