Any project to get Fxhome software working on Linux?
Posted: Thu, 16th Aug 2007, 4:33pm
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I am migrating my computer to Linux "elive gem" distro and I would like to get working Vissionlab studio on this OS.
There is a way to do that?.
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Posted: Fri, 17th Aug 2007, 4:01pm
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While the FXhome software works on both Windows and OS X, I'm afraid there are currently no plans to port anything to work on Linux.
Posted: Fri, 17th Aug 2007, 4:10pm
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Why are you moving to Linux?
Linux is a great OS for certain task (like running servers etc) but as a general use, video editing, motion graphics or special effects OS it is totally inappropriate (especially compared to Windows or Mac OS X) for virtually all users.
We have millions of visitors to FXhome every month and under 0.5% of them are not using Mac or Windows. This isn't even only Linux users but many other OS as well.
There is no real market for our software on this platform so we won't be developing it. I would suggest installing a more appropriate OS on your machine as well as we can not offer support for running VisionLab Studio via an emulator or compatibility layer.
Do let us know if you have any luck, it would be interesting to hear how stable the software is in these situations on Linux.
Posted: Sun, 19th Aug 2007, 4:53pm
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I have the project to change to linux for 2 reasons.
1. - The Mac computers in Mexico are most expensive.
2. - Windows XP has lowered to its performance in the last months due to the patches.
My equipment has a processor athlon 64 with 3 GB in ram and even so It is inefficient, when I am recording video to the camera at the PC, I can not do nothing else or the computer began to eliminate pictures, already probe reinstalling the system but happens the same after updating it. I musth install the updates or the system will be vulnerable.
I will not change to Windows Vista because it does not contribute anything new and because much memory is sacrificed to have a pretty interphase.
For some months I have been proving several Linux distros and I like eLive,this is optimized to work with applications in real time as audio and video and It allows to work with partitions NTFS. Peculiarly with this distro I listen to music, I surf by Internet and work with other documents while I am recording video in the computer with the Kino program and any drop happen.
That is the reason of my desire to change to Linux. I will test some emulators.
PD I think in next moths many people will change to Linux, It is changing drastically.
Posted: Mon, 20th Aug 2007, 9:36am
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There is nothing wrong with Windows XP even with all the latest patches - its faster now than I can ever remember it being (not that its really change much for years now).
I have some much slower machines than yours running XP which have no trouble capturing or editing DV footage.
If the problem is still there after reinstalling XP then it is probably a problem with your hardware, drivers or the version of XP you are installing.