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Download Kino 0.8.0

This release consists of a lot of small improvements and refinements.

IMPORTANT: This version requires GTK 2.6!

* Drop GNOME dependency for new features in GTK 2.6.
* Improved a/v sync on FX/Audio Transition/Dub and Mix.
* Bundle in FX plugins dvtitler and timfx including luma wipe images!
* Make Export/MPEG options automatically save between sessions (Alan Canon).
* Added aspect ratio override option to Export/MPEG (Alan Canon).
* New feature to specify a script to run on the dvdauthor XML file generated
in Export/MPEG (Alan Canon).
* Improved Timeline performance.
* Improved FX layout.
* Improved Titler usability.
* ALSA (v1.0.9+) support (OSS still supported) (Troy Rollo)
* New feature to import nearly any media file using mencoder and/or FFMPEG.
* New H.264 MP4 export scripts (requires FFMPEG with x264).
* Improved quality and performance of FX Rendering when using FFMPEG libavcodec.
* New FX/Video Filter/Superimpose compositing filter.
* New Flash SWF export with XHTML generator.
* bugfixes.

I (Dan Dennedy) am experiencing severe stability issues when building with
FFMPEG libavcodec support and testing with PAL videos. It is working fine on
NTSC videos, however. I do not know if this is specific to my workstation or
some library versions. Any feedback on your experience or patches welcome.

Kino will automatically move your old config/preferences file (~/.gnome2/kino)
to the new file (~/.kinorc) the first time you launch this version.

Kino automatically senses OSS or ALSA depending upon the value of the Audio
Device setting in Preferences--typically, "/dev/dsp" for OSS and "default" for
ALSA. For new users/installations (no existing config), the default is ALSA
device "default."

One can customise the import script $prefix/share/kino/scripts/import/
The supplied script uses mencoder to decode the media file, if available;
otherwise, it uses ffmpeg. The supplied script always uses ffmpeg to encode the
new file. One activates import simply by trying to open or insert a non-DV file.
The import settings are based upon the settings in the first frame of the
project or based upon Preferences/Defaults for an empty project. It is not
unusual for import to take a long time and use much disk space. The new file is
created automatically in the same directory as the source media file and named
the same as the source media file with a .'dv' extension added.

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