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 and at least 2GB video ram. 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


There is NO telemetry in this app, you don't need an internet connection to use it. If you have any issues you will need to report them. There are some notes available if you run ./VIDIFOLD --help

If you wish to report an issue or ask a question, please email

I hope you will get as much fun playing with it as I do.

Designed and Developed by: John Day

Technologies: C++, OpenGL

Tools used: Programming IDE CodeBlocks, Image editor Gimp, 3D Stuff Blender

Some archive screenshots

VIDIFOLD Revision Notes

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


New HotCue Rack added
Fixed some FXStack hotcues polyphonic playback problems
Fixed some plugins so they work on Nivida setup
Added option for popup menus, use mouse drag drop or one-click timeouts
Moved the R & P buttons, forgot ad couldn't find these at last gig
Added some more button hints (they appear at the top next to logo)
Rebuilt all plugins to handle new default randomize option
Added 'Tiles' Plugin


Reworked pop-up menus to behave more like regular menus
- except they work for both left & right click hold and release
Tweaked tape menus

- Layer Tiling - small bug fix
- Panels - misc improvements

- Sliding Layers
- Dash Block


Removed xrandr requirement


Oops - left some debug in, removed


Added --help option to application
-- with some other more friendly options
Removed some debug lines from the debug-log, not currently required
Added xrandr and required font to prerequisites checks