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 and

music I listen to while coding MixCloud and

music I make when I need a break from coding SoundCloud

VIDIFOLD Revision Notes

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


Increased file import frame limit
Fixed FPS readout
Added 'beta' video recorder, record display to library
Fixed displaying the order of FX panels when moved about


Fixed a graphic bug on range param on fx panels
Can delete items from library (cough)


fixed scratching with takes (again)
reimport option in item panel, now opens file dialog with filter turned off
on clip load, preview frame should match thumbnail


Added program number option to patches
Added creation date to patches
Now responds to midi program change messages
Fixed possible default midi mapping bug


fixed scratching when videos using a take
fixed scratching whole bus
APC40 intergration now working with new midi code
eject whole bus, with dragdrop on trashcan
autoselect now works with qwerty keyboard again
previews revert back to blue when empty (sometimes they were white)
added trigger timestamps and source length to plugin structure
Requires latest plugins as of release date