[Kdenlive-devel] relative paths in project files
Mads Bondo Dydensborg
mads at dydensborg.dk
Mon Nov 17 16:02:11 UTC 2008
fredag 14 November 2008 skrev Dan Dennedy:
> > Could you explain briefly what would be the use of the relative path
> Move the folder containing the project file and all of its assets to
> another place or move it shared storage so I can access it from
> another system that might have it mounted at a different location.
> I do not think there is a universal solution.
Probably not. However, I couldn't help thinking about the way kphotoalbum does
Yes, since version 1.1 KimDaBa now stores check sums for each image. Before
moving images around, you might want to invoke Maintenance|Recalculate
Checksum - this should, however, only be needed if you have modified your
images (removed red eyes for example) (contributed by: Jesper Pedersen,
This might be inspirational? What kphotoalbum appears to do, is to scan all
files below a certain path, and match against the size/md5 sum database that
it has. This is very quick - it scans my image collection of about 18000 high
resolution images in 20-30 seconds. If I should move things around, it would
be slower, of course. Again, for inspiration: If we stored md5 sums of clips
with other metadata in the project file, we could offer the user to search (a
path/tree) for a clip, if it was missing. That way, you could move all your
stuff somewhere else, open the project file, and have kdenlive look up all
the clips again. Or something.
Another thing KPhotoAlbum does (or at least did once) is that it allows image
collections on cdroms/moveable media that are not mounted to be "used": that
is, it is still searchable, and so on. It just appears with a "placeholder"
icon in the GUI. In Kdenlive that would amount to e.g. being able to move
clips around in the timeline, edit titles, all that kind of stuff, without
having access to the actual clips on disk at the moment. Of course, it would
not work for render, even though one could envision a partial render of the
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