Knowledge Base


Requires Ubuntu 20.04.

Minimum Requirements: resolution of 1920x1080 for your primary screen, and graphics card with drivers able to run version 4 of OpenGL shaders. Suggest installing the latest graphic drivers and recommend the system uses an SSD Drive.

You will need FFmpeg installed. sudo apt update;  sudo apt-get install ffmpeg;

If you have trouble importing a file (e.g. mp4), you could review:
which amounts to trying this: sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras

I don't believe this will currently work on any other OS distributions, but in case it does, they need certain libraries installed by default, these should be detected missing and listed on the splash screen for you to install via your package manager. The deployment is not polished yet, therefore for reference, as well as ffmpeg,  VIDIFOLD relies on the following libraries: sqlite3, libfreetype, libpng, libjpeg.

Q: The application stops with the splash screen saying my version of the OpenGL Shading Language (GLSL) is not high enough, why?

A: Late in the day I've discovered that it's possible to have multiple OpenGL 'profiles'. (Was a bit behind the times when I started the project). I'm currently NOT detecting and selecting a profile but relying on the default. This mostly seems problematic with the default Mesa drivers. For the time being, if you are using these drivers your setup needs to support GLSL 4.5+ in 'Compatibility Mode'. You can check for this using glxinfo.


If you wish to report an issue or ask a question, please use the support forums here or email contact@vidifold or review the bug report page that Marc from kindly set up here on github


General Notes:


As of 29th Aug 2019, v 0.15.0 updated plugin system and released all available plugins

As of 30th Jan 2019, v 0.10.5 updated plugin collection, should run better on NIVIDA setups .

As of18th Dec 2018, v 0.9.17 includes a security update for the SQLite component.

As of 24 Sept 2018, v 0.9.4 no longer requires libGLEW, this was causing the application to stall at startup.

To Do List (no particular order, you could contact and vote for priority)

  1. General tidy-up and optimizations (on going)
  2. Plugin installs via front end
  3. Plugin API Documentation
  4. Investigate types of deployments


VIDIFOLD Revision Notes

A list of all the notes from all versions is provided below.


Updated for Ubuntu 20.04


Changes to the video take structure has caused a lot of follow up problems,
- esp within patches, these may take some time for all to come to light,
- but here's some more fixes, you may need to revisit any patches and reassign the correct takes
Fixed quite a few things I'd broken on the video editor recently
- still a little underused so not heavily tested
Changed auto bailing out of rendering when 90% disk space, new threshold set to 2GB disk space
Fixed instant fade bug for manual controlled rendering
Minor graphic shadow fix on aux macro knobs


Fixed bug on 2nd new take creation would seg fault
Added popup 'quick load' buttons to patch thumbnails
Patches were failing to set to the correct takes
Patches now apply saved video speed
Fixed aux slot thumbnails getting lost during swapping and re-saving
... and as always some minor graphical improvements / tweaks


Renamed to VIDIFOLD
Position tweak for Aux group level control


AuxFX Groups now have wet/dry controls
Rearranged some GUI colours and components
Tweaked plugin FX Stack design
- including, can now select by clicking in empty panel areas
Added a warning to menu bar when mouse is hidden
Fixed bug with Workbench playback when TG enabled