I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 (AMD64) on my Mac Mini (Intel processor, nVidia graphics--same h/w as a Macbook, essentially) with 6GB RAM.
I was running Kdenlive 0.7.7 that I got from the repos. I liked it a lot, it did everything I needed, but crashed about 50 times a day, so I decided to update it to 0.8 from the sunab repository. It stopped crashing, but it's full of problems: every time I cut a clip, the audio goes out of sync, some clips have barely audible sound after rendering, cutting and moving clips leaves vestiges of themselves behind, and more. And I never got h.264 support with either version.
I tried rebuilding everything from source using procedures I found at this site (and others, I think). ffMpeg seemed to install okay, but MLT and Kdenlive both died during compile because of (I think) unresolved references. Anyway, Kdenlive doesn't work at all now and I'm sick unto death of Googling and experimenting. I've been using Linux about a year, but I'm certainly no guru with it.
So: can someone [b]please[/b] assist me in stripping ffMpeg, MLT, and Kdenlive *completely* off my system and walk me through getting the appropriate source files and compiling/installing them? I can't tell you how much I'd appreciate it. I'm to the point of considering dropping a couple of grand on a Windows (gag) box and Adobe Premiere. I used to go that route but am systematically de-Microsofting my household. I'd hate to backslide after all this time and effort. (I didn't like OSX much, either; hence Linux on my Mini.)