video problems in Ubuntu

Douglas Pollard dougpol1 at
Tue Jan 17 02:17:00 UTC 2012

On 01/16/2012 07:17 PM, Basil Chupin wrote:
> On 17/01/12 08:21, Douglas Pollard 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.  I have down loaded in 
>> severl different formats but can't e render. I am busy reading the 
>> help in the Internet archives and have been asking question from the 
>> video editor web sites.  I am guessing the problems are in the down 
>> loads I have converted them into other formats but still no success. 
>> I doubt the problem is with ubuntu because this morning I  had a 
>> friend down load one of them and try to render them in the windows 
>> movie maker and they crashed windows as well.   The video is an hour 
>> long I tride rendering and saving the part that had rendered, the 
>> first one was 15 min. long and the rest a little shorter. I put them 
>> all on the editor time line and they played fine but still would not 
>> render.  All the files I used had been rendered to mpeg 2.  I have 
>> been working on this well over a week with no success.  Anybody got 
>> any ideas??
>>   I am not getting any messages saying I am running out of memory 
>> though that might be the problem.                                     
>>                                                                     Doug
> What exactly do you mean by "render/rendering"? And what application 
> are you trying to "render" the video with?
> BC
OK , I have downloaded the video one  AVI and again in Mp4  from the 
Internet archives. I put them on the time lines of several different 
video editing programs. Openshot  Editor, Cinelerra, Pitivi, kdenlive as 
well as Kino.  I tried to render them to a dvd file also for youtube.  
The computer crashes at different points in the video.  By rendering I 
mean to bring audio and video into one file and export it.    I have 
tried all these at different times.    I am beginning to think I don't 
have enough memory and the machine is using the hard drive in place of 
memory and is too slow???   I don't think it is a problem in the files I 
downloaded as the crash occurs at different places each time I try.     

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