Ok, I figure this must be ‘me’ because nobody else is reporting this problem but I am hanged if I find a fix to get wipe to work on any resolution other than HD upwards… which I do not use.
I cannot find this reported as a bug but I have ‘put up’ with this for nigh on two years always hoping the next build would solve this.
Can someone please show me what file I need to edit or whatever to resolve this?
Under Kdenlive under ANY VERSION of Linux (NeptuneOS, Mint and MX-Linux 21 and 23 and I tried it in Manjaro as well at one point) it’s hell’s own job getting lumas/wipes to work.
Under Version 23.x I cannot get wipes to work at all except if I edit as HD video… which I never do. No matter where I put the lumas files (I have saved all my one time downloaded lumas files to a folder due to this problem!) whenever I select a wipe I will only get ‘dissolve.’ No wipes will appear unless the video quality for the edit is HD! NTSC, PAL, CIF which I use… nothing. I am a LOW quality render user here!
I CAN select ‘custom’, go to my folder of collected wipes and the wipes will appear and I can select what I need for that wipe.
But the next wipe on the next cut… and the wipes have gone again. I have to repeat selecting custom on every single wipe! That’s a non-starter.
That’s with the software in the repos, flatpak and appimage!
If I download any new wipes they go into .local/share/kdenlive/lumas/HD. They NEVER go into the required NTSC or PAL folder and are not picked up in any resolution lower than HD. Indeed, such folders such as NTSC or PAL are never created! It’s like Kdenlive is now hardcoded(?) for HD and above video editing.
Using version 21.04.03 as an appimage I have the same problem but I CAN force wipes to work but it’s a crazy process.
First, I have to take my local copy of my wipe files and copy them NOT to .local/share/kdenlive/luma/NTSC but, instead to /usr/share/kdenlive/lumas/<PAL/NTSC, whatever.> I am currently using NeptuneOS 7.5 but will be upgrading to 8.0 when my SSD arrives but tests on MX Linux 23 on other laptops have the same problem.
Then, in kdenlive 21.04 when I select a wipe I will STILL only have ‘dissolve’ but then, wait for this… I can select ‘custom’, find a random luma file, click on it and, the program freezes for a while but then, it comes back and I have ALL my wipes. The software will work from that point onwards and I can edit happily but only for Kdenlive 21.
Versions 22 and 23, I CANNOT get to see my wipe files no matter what I do. Yes, I have tried copying my wipe wipes to .local/share/kdenlive/lumas, creating a NTSC folder (I generally use widescreen NTSC for a mass of reasons… I am not a pro editor here) and .kde/share/kdenlive/lumas
But I cannot find anyone else reporting this so I have always figured it must be me. But it’s driving me crazy now! There is nothing reported in the Kdenlive bug tracker so…
…it must be me but I am lost. I would kind of like to try the latest Kdenlive but without wipes it’s a non starter for me and editing in HD is a bit of a crippler when I have to use a low spec celeron laptop to edit while doing other work! And half my sources are only DVD quality anyway.
Soooo… can anyone help here? Thanks.
I love Kdenlive to bits but this is… bizarre.