[Kdenlive-devel] Self packaged video files

Simon A. Eugster simon.eu at gmail.com
Sun Jun 13 15:55:00 UTC 2010

On 04.06.2010 20:35, Ryan Peters wrote:
> On 06/04/2010 01:11 PM, Simon Eugster wrote:
>> 2010/6/4 Dan Dennedy<dan at dennedy.org>:
>>> On Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 8:17 AM, Simon Eugster<simon.eu at gmail.com>   wrote:
>>>> So, is it just about absolute and relative paths in the kdenlive project file?
>>>> Or not?
>>> Not. You are ignoring the use cases explained. Simply having relative
>>> paths would not provide an easily relocatable bundle because assets
>>> are not necessarily in an exclusive filesystem sub-tree. People do not
>>> always organize their assets into a single folder ahead of time; it
>>> just does not happen consistently enough and therefore it's
>>> impractical to expect it.
>> I see.
>> So, the way I understand it now, the tool should be able to
>> * Make all paths relative
>> * Copy all files which are not within the project root's subtree into
>> the project subtree OR
>> * Copy all relevant files (i.e. no .png previews etc.) into a
>> completely new, clean directory
>> * Perhaps even instantly zip all files to make sharing easier
>> * Do some other totally awesome stuff I can't even think of
>> ?
> I was just typing an email outlining what I was thinking this could do
> when I got this; how dare you steal my ideas :P. Nah I'm kidding. Yes,
> this what I was thinking this could be like. It could be a killer
> feature of Kdenlive (I don't know of any other video editor with this
> feature, at least as far as Linux-based FOSS editors).

Ok, cool :) Yes, this indeed sounds interesting.
Looking forward to it :)


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