[microsound] On impossibility of linux

Al Matthews prolepsis at gmail.com
Thu Apr 14 22:57:17 EDT 2011

Michael, I'm with you in spirit, in wallet, and in practice. But the
OSX-iOS experience is deeply refined. Restricted, and getting more
restricted; but refined. I don't think the Linux world has anything to
put alongside Final Cut Pro X, but please inform me if I'm wrong.
Blender I do love, but that's different.

I'll venture that a lot of Apple's stumbling in the ffmpeg gstreamer
world is legalese. In other words, there's a reason those codecs are
distributed as the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. You see this
stratification in naive Ubuntu distributions just as clearly.

Sorry btw to keep going on and on about visual and video apps.

On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 9:26 PM, Michal Seta <mis at artengine.ca> wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 14, 2011 at 6:49 PM, Joost van der Molen <joostvdm at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Or use the free ffmpeg for OS X ;)
> I tried to use it, actually.  I got stuck in some strange loop of problems
> with fink/MacOS and the only version I could install was the GUI version
> which was far from intuitive (IIRC).  I ended up transcoding on Linux.  I am
> sure that a MacOS geek would have figured it out in no time but this is to
> show you how important is acquired knowledge, whether we are aware of it or
> not.
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Al Matthews

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