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.


Fixed bug where auto load and play would crash if you selected a bus or output as destination
Tape action menu tweaks
Fixed bug in Aux Rack stored play state on start up

- Channel Surge


FXStack hot cues triggers now recordable
Scratching is now recordable
Bus layer manual wet/dry now recordable
Removed source label and tweaked look of frame scratcher
Improved plugin indicators on slots previews
Moved advanced 'per slot' triggering options into small icons
- and extended the slot action menu (can click on icons or use menu)


- Tensor Lines

- Trails RGB - small tweak to random function


Small tweak to correct mistake in theme


Re-themed so buses are more identifiable
Recovered nearly 1/2 gig vram by dropping unused depth buffers
FIXED - unassigning a param when not assigned caused seq fault
Added beat selector fx param option
Improved dual mode GUI

- Trails RGB
- Bedaub
- Pixel Slider