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Kino uses a few GTK+ 2.0 libs. This does not mean that it will run only under the Gnome desktop. In fact, it runs under any X Window Manager, including KDE, Gnome, fvwm2 and probably many others.

Required kernel version

For IEEE 1394 input/output, you must have a Linux kernel with ieee1394 support. More info about the ieee1394 device driver can be found on the website.

Required software

Kino will not compile if it does not find all required include files and libraries. This should be reported by the configure script.

Here's the list of required components. You can usually install them from your Linux distribution's repository.
  • libglade2
  • gtk 2.6 (and related dependencies)
  • libxml2
  • libdv
  • libsamplerate
  • libasound
  • libXv
  • libpthread
  • ffmpeg, libavformat, and libavcodec
  • libraw1394
  • libiec61883
  • libavc1394
Some optional, but recommended runtime utilities include:
  • ffmpeg2theora
  • sox
  • vorbis-tools
  • lame
  • mjpegtools
  • dvdauthor
  • 'Q' dvdauthor
  • growisofs
  • mencoder
Here are some links to some closely related dependent projects:


The hardware acceleration feature uses graphics card hardware for certain computational-intensive tasks (such as converting YUV format to RGB). It works only for certain modern graphics cards and XFree86 4.x or X.Org.

The "export to camcorder" function works only if you have a OHCI chip on your ieee1394 interface board. Most interface cards currently sold are OHCI based. Check out the compatibility list on the ieee1394 website.

The most important hardware item (at least if one considers the price) is the camcorder. Kino and dvgrab work only with Digital Video (DV) camcorders and compatible equipment. A digital camera will not work, even if the camera has a ieee1394 interface. Likewise, Kino will not capture the video from a camcorders through a USB interface. However, you ought to be able to acquire still images over USB and use those in Kino.

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