If you, like me, were tempted to Download DaVinci Resolve "free"* for Linux. Be aware that when you add folders to your media library, you won't see your videos encoded in h.264 (which is the most used format).
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Unzip the contents, then from the terminal run:
sudo sh DaVinci_Resolve_14.0.1_Linux.sh
Try to launch it from the command line too, you find the "resolve" program in /opt/resolve/bin
If you see some errors about missing .so files, you may need to install the packages containing the libs:
sudo apt install libssl-dev
You may also need: libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0
Then create symbolic links as follows:
sudo ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libcrypto.so.1.0.0 /usr/lib/libcrypto.so.10 sudo ln -s /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libssl.so.1.0.0 /usr/lib/libssl.so.10
I wanted to quickly try this video editor on Ubuntu 17.04 and I was highly disappointed not to be able to import any of my DJI drone videos. What's the point of having a powerful professional editor that doesn't even natively open any of my videos, while other open source editors like kdenlive, openshot can easily open? And no, I don't want to convert my videos in a different format, just to open them in DaVinci.
Also I struggled to find a way to uninstall this software, so here the instructions if you want to clean your hard drive after a disappointment similar to mine:
sudo rm -f -r /opt/resolve sudo rm /usr/share/applications/DaVinci\\ Resolve.desktop
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