[Kdenlive-devel] Status of the User Interace.

Jason Wood jasonwood at blueyonder.co.uk
Sat May 4 13:43:39 UTC 2002

On Saturday 04 May 2002 1:34 pm, Christian Berger wrote:
> > * Add drag and drop - it should be possible to drag files from, e.g.,
> > konqueror and drop them on to the project window or onto the timeline,
> > and it should be possible to drag clips around. I'm not aiming on getting
> > clips working yet - just the code behind drag and drop so that it will
> > all be easy to implement when the time comes.
> I doubt it's really nessesary, but I also doubt it would be to
> difficult.

Drag and drop is going to be one of the main ways for editing (at least to 
begin with). If you want to preview a clip, you can drag it to the monitor, 
if you want to put a clip on the timeline, you drag it to the timeline. If 
you want move a clip around on the timeline, you'll drag it around. If you 
want to preview a clip in an external movie viewer, you drag the clip to that 

> > * Re-implement the aRts code that I took out because it didn't work in
> > KDE 2 :-) Basically, this will turn the monitor window into a mp3/wav/ogg
> > player.
> That's good, what is aRts?

aRts is the sound & audio framework for KDE. It let's you do all of the stuff 
that we've basically discussed here for video, but for sound. In particular :

* Support for multiple formats, such as Ogg, Mp3, Wav, etc.
* Effects are modularised and can be plugged into each other in various 
patterns to construct different things like flange, phase, echo, 
reverberation, etc...
* Play back to ALSA, to OSS, to a file, to  ESD, etc...

The homepage is here :


There is talk of making a video framework in the same gist as the sound one, 
but so far nothing has emerged. In the meantime though, there is a video 
player widget being developed around xine which I hope will be usable. for 
playback at least.

Jason Wood
I knew I needed a break when I typed <Esc>:q! to close konqueror

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