Knowledge Base

Requirements

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:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/RestrictedFormats
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.

Support

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 @magdesign.ch 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.

0.18.9

Can now replace in use plugin slots without need to clear them first
Improved FX toggle states when slot is not running

0.18.8

Fixed segfault on exit if tape is running with Bus params
Macro controls were not setting up from a loaded snapshot correctly for +- ranges
Tweak Aux options page in APC40
Popup Windows no longer allowed on top of the menubar
- (related to 'forcing mouse grab' when disabled this could allow a window to become stranded)
Tapes now indicate which ones are in use by current slot

0.18.7

Moved Macro Options Window into main GUI
Audio meters should now kick in without needing a nudge

0.18.6

Quick locate clip button now jumps to correct page in library
Fixed shrinking Aux thumbnails

0.18.5

Improved APC40Mk2 integration
Fixed eject FXStack to trashcan for Buses and Screens