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 slot snapshot bug from last round of work
ADDED progress to patch export/archive


ADDED Patch Export/Archive/Import
ADDED Auto Patch, creates patches and project from a bank of clips
ADDED autopatch mix mode user option
ADDED Can now drag/drop patches between projects
ADDED Can now drag/drop clips between banks
IMPROVED some orphan record clean up code
FIXED listing of patches in item dialog
FIXED stalled on fresh install at schema update 18
FIXED nasty bug in 0.29.0
 - any imported file into that version would have caused the program to no longer start
 - this version fixes the problem on first run
FIXED possible problems with extra long video files
FIXED on fresh install the global rack controls where not set as shown
ADDED Erase bank option


Added fx stack preview to output previews when clips loaded or stopped (NICE)
cosmetic fix workbench controls display when showing output
cosmetic fix on feed transport display
fixed stop button not working in workbench
Added new plugin - Sharpen


Playback head indicator no longer shown on empty slots when in Alt Empty mode
Now saving non-enabled fx in Aux slots, as these are used for cloning in some workflows
Now allowing source plugins in aux slots
Output FX Stack now saved with startup patch
Fixed slot snapshot saving, stopped working in 0.28.4


Fixed alpha in Zoom plugin
Fixed bug introduced in last release when adding to library