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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:
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.


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 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.


Oops hotfix, fixed introduced bug in last release causing crash when recording AuxCue trigger


Increased number of Tape Loops back to 4 (might want 1 more yet)
AuxRack KU & TG should show as exclusive
Added mini tape state indicators to Aux Tab
Now displays AuxRAck on trigger Tape recording
Recorded FX On/Off follows plugin during reordering in FXStack
No longer crashes when ejecting plugin with tape recording


Added solo mode, toggleable with quad mode, on AuxRack
Aux trigger events now recordable on Tapes
Fix AUX patches losing macro setups (from last release)
Added list index and progress % to stage 1 of file import
Fix library pager, no longer has extra page
Improved sensitivity on TX dial
Stopped recording to Tape empty items
Corrected some plugin indicators on a patch load
Drag drop from large preview now ejects the correct slot
Replace Macro controls without having to eject/trash them
Switching Bus layer mode no longer leaves trigger states displayed wrongly
And a few other bits and pieces


Added mp4, webm, jpg Export options for video clips
Reworked item dialog and fixed some bugs with it


Fixed failure to process rendered clip, wasn't creating new item folder if it didn't exist
(thanks to Christoph Scholtes for reporting and testing)