OpenShot Reviews

If it were only stable

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Looks like it has great potential, but kept crashing in my Quad-Core Windows 10 machine.

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not worth it

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Its so basic, you cant do anything like in VSDC. the software is exactly like windows movie maker with the ability to move stuff on screen now.

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Doesn't work

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Can't read localized filenames. Crashes all the time.

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Useless

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As others mentioned already: crashes

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Agreed. Can't even get the damn thing past opening it. Window flickers and there's some splash screen where there's a checkbox "don't show this again at startup" that can't even be checked. Uninstalled. (Version 2.4, Xubuntu 16.04.) suspect some dependencies missing or wrong versions called for, or permissions not set properly on install (from ppa or deb, either one.)

Unusable crashes often, crashes on export/render. Terrible do not even bother.

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Installed on my Windows 10 x64 machine.

Just wanted to load a short video, clip the end off. Put a music track on it. Crashed while trying to to split a track, crashed while trying to change timeline position. Preview is unusable slow. After 30 minutes of fighting just to do the above task. Crashes on trying to export the video out. Googling OpenShot is terrible brings up a couple of blogs about similar issues. So it isn't just me.

Completely useless. Reinforces my opinion that almost everything with a GNU license is complete crap.

I'll probably go back to using Sony Vegas.

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Slow, Slow, Slow, Slow.
Crashes.

It works, but you must really have patience.
Decent interface, simple.

If you have a mac, stick to iMovie, 10 times better.

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Total Crap

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It could not even load an 8 second video before crashing. How this pile of crap has over 100 likes is beyond my understanding.

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This software is terrible. It lacks features, the UI is 20th century and it crashes. Everything takes ages to accomplish. The first (and only!) project I used it for, was completely scrambled beyond repair not one, but two times by a buggy undo/redo function, costing me almost a full day of work. Stay away from this. It will not give you any joy or let you accomplish any work in a remotely reasonable time. I read it has been like this for years now, without any substantial improvement. Its "cousin" ShotCut, which is based on the same framework, suffers from similar problems. You can not polish a turd! Sometimes it is better to let a project die instead of perpetually dragging people into it and wasting their time.

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I had zero problems when using Shotcut, I don't know where did you get your information from. I didn't use OpenShot to judge but Shotcut was the most reliable one in free editing software.

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SLOOOOOOOOOW. When I add a music track it pops and clicks. Okay for simple edits, but very frustrating doing more than that.

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Freeze

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i do not recommend for win10. I have ssd, 3.5ghz gtx970 but it does freeze a 20mins video. Tried to check video's audio but that just freezed.

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Bug after bug after bug...ON WIN 7

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It didn't work for me on win7. It loses some of the commands after a short period of use. Go figure. I am not a developer but I ain't some amateur also. This software is far from good.

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I think it's too basic. It's good that it's free but it's very limited for me.

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It's just slow - it doesn't use my GPU and instead...

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Update - I misclicked and deleted a bunch of my work. This misclick could not be undone using the undo button. The program autosaved right after I made the mistake so there appears to be no way to retrieve my work. I've filed an issue: https://github.com/OpenShot/openshot-qt/issues/2488

I strongly recommend against using this program for projects you'll spend any more than an hour on.

It's just slow - it doesn't use my GPU and instead maxes out the 8 cores on my CPU. This program just about gets the job done but trying to cut a 1 hour video into something that's 10 minutes long is a little bit painful.

After I finish this project, I'm going to install something a little more professional (probably Adobe Premiere).

I have high hopes for this future of this project as development is continued. They're aware that the GPU should be used but it doesn't appear to be a priority.

Using version 2.4.3.

[Edited by Horizon, December 28]

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I just wanted to give it try after many years. It is still so sloowww. They must know about async and caching. Even they made this via C++. I did except that must be super fast. But nah. It is really slow

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