ffmpeg and blender?

Project:Tools
Component:Documentation
Category:task
Priority:normal
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Status:active
Project wiki:Tools of the trade
Description

At the bottom of this page, in the comments, there is a discussion about using blender as a video editor:
http://eugenia.gnomefiles.org/2007/12/03/the-linux-video-editor-situation/
The commenter is a developer who has enhanced blender to make it work with ffmpeg (his patches are now part of the main release, available with ubuntu).

Here are the notes the developer made much earlier:
http://peter.schlaile.de/blender/sequencer/

But here is the official documentation about the video sequencer:
http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Manual/Video_Sequence_Editing
and I fail to see the connection with ffmpeg.
I cannot even do the most basic thing which is import an existing video into the timeline.

When myself or someone else has time, we could ask either the developer or the blender community about this feature...
Then document it in our wiki here (as well as theirs!).

Comments

#1

Oh. I found how to add video. I've added some basic information in the wiki:
http://overshoot.tv/node/67

http://wiki.blender.org/index.php/Manual/Using_VSE

FFMPEG Support: If you are using a Blender build with FFMPEG support, you will be able to load audio and video strips together; select Movie+Audio(HD) and when you drop the strip, the strip will split into an audio and video channel strips.

Was blender compiled with ffmpeg support? I could import a video, but there was no sound... Is this related?