What does "simple multimedia editing tasks" mean exactly?
These are really simple tasks which are not bothersome for one-off use in GUI interface (eg. in openshot video editor). However, since I was doing it more often, it was getting increasingly infuriating.
- Trim segments from start and end
Most common use-case since I was screen recording using ffmpeg.
- Seek previous/next
I'm used to arrow keys for forward/backward movement.
- Create segments
Press RET in viewer mode or RET/SPC in track mode to create a segment.
When you have more than two segments, it's useful to bookmark segments for easier recall of their purpose or sequence.
- Delete segment
- Remove void
When you delete a segment, a void is created. You need to move all subsequent segments to cover up the void. In my implementation, segments follow each other ignoring whitespaces. So no readjustment is required.
- Re-order segments
- Export to appropriate format
With ffmpeg, I only need to choose appropriate file extension and it picks up sensible defaults. No information overload with a myriad of options.
- Merge segments from multiple files
I have been using melt https://mltframework.org/ (with wrapper smelt) to
edit videos using plain text. Once I figure out how to do something
(sometimes a challenge), editing is much more convenient than using
point and click interface.