[LAU] A3 video prev: syncing partially out of sync video and audio in existing files

pshirkey at boosthardware.com pshirkey at boosthardware.com
Sat Jun 11 07:26:13 UTC 2011

> On Sat, 2011-06-11 at 06:49 +0200, pshirkey at boosthardware.com wrote:
>> 2: The people who are being paid are purposefully screwing things up.
>> 3: The people who are being paid are incompetent and should be fired.
> Full ACK in general *just kidding*. Regarding to Ardour3, as long as the
> coder don't wish his alpha version to be packaged and IIRC he does
> (Pardon Mr. Davis if I'm mistaken ;), the packagers shouldn't include it
> to a repository.

That is reasonable for an alpha version but when there is no ongoing
support for the stable versions of the most useful tools and making sure
there is a decent collection of unstable tools to work with in the major
distros that suggests a more sinister angle. There is absolutely no good
reason for the major distros to be so slack in this regard. They are
literally making us all look bad.

It's been this way for years and by now they should have realised that
being successful at desktop Linux means supporting multimedia production
tools. Apple realised this long ago with Garage band, iphoto, imovie,

I wouldn't be at all surprised if Microsoft and Avid were paying people to
sabotage the major distros. They surely see Linux multimedia production
tools as a significant threat by now. The last thing they want is for the
tools to be widely installed and utilised ootb. At the moment there are
only hardened Linux users pushing development. With more unified
distribution from the major distros that will significantly increase the
user base and the potential for funding of major development efforts to
close the remaining gaps.

Avid and Microsoft are well aware of this current situation and are no
doubt doing their best to keep the status quo. In other words they are
poisoning the well.

If it's not that then the only option left is incompetence on the part of
the major distro's and the people they pay or choose not to pay to look
after this stuff. But as it really doesn't take much effort on the part of
Avid and Microsoft to get to those people and they can print cash to
facilitate their agenda I have given up on the idea that the current
situation is due to incompetence.

Patrick Shirkey
Boost Hardware Ltd

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