Kdenlive 0.7.8 on Ubuntu Lucid: No effects? [fixed]

Hi, I installed binaries from the kdenlive-release PPA, but do not have any effects, I see the folders like "Alpha manipulation", "Audio", ... but there are no effects available in there.

I also tried rebuilding the binaries against the latest KDE version and other backported modules that I use, but still the same.

I seem to have effects installed, but somehow kdenlive does not find them.

How do I investigate whats wrong here?

Thanks... Dominik.

$ dpkg -L kdenlive-data | grep effe
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/icons/hicolor/16x16/actions/kdenlive-custom-effect.png
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/icons/hicolor/16x16/actions/kdenlive-track_has_effect.png
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/icons/oxygen/16x16/actions/kdenlive-custom-effect.png
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/icons/oxygen/16x16/actions/kdenlive-track_has_effect.png
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/sox_echo.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/boxblur.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_alphaspot.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_tint0r.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/audiobalance.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/rotation.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/brightness.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_hueshift0r.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/channelcopy.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/ladspa_vinyl.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/ladspa_phaser.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_saturat0r.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/fadeout.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/ladspa_equalizer.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_select0r.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/audiopan.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/freeze.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/fade_to_black.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_distort0r.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/crop.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_brightness.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/mute.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_three_point_balance.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_balanc0r.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/sox_flanger.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/sox_gain.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/sox_phaser.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_colordistance.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/gain.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/sox_band.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/threshold.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/ladspa_pitch_scale.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_threshold0r.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_coloradj_rgb.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/ladspa_reverb.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_pr0file.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/wave.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/fade_from_black.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_contrast0r.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_c0rners.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/swapchannels.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_scale0tilt.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/automask.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_sopsat.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/vignette.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_pr0be.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/mirror.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/ladspa_limiter.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_alphagrad.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_defish0r.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/fadein.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_alpha0ps.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_curves.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/chroma.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_lenscorrection.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/ladspa_declipper.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/sox_stretch.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/sox_bass.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/greyscale.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/speed.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/chroma_hold.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/obscure.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/ladspa_rate_scale.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/charcoal.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_glow.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/normalise.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/pan_zoom.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_levels.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/invert.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/ladspa_pitch.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/sepia.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/volume.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/gamma.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_vertigo.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_squareblur.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/ladspa_room_reverb.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/effects/frei0r_pixeliz0r.xml
/usr/share/kde4/apps/kdenlive/blacklisted_effects.txt
/usr/share/kde4/config/kdenliveeffectscategory.rc

I just found out that the effects are available on right click, they are just missing in the list of effects in the main UI...

I am affected by this only on my test machine running Ubuntu Maverick 10.10. Effect list seem to be blocked until you press the enter key on a folder or typing any letter in the search bar.

Opened a bug report for that : http://www.kdenlive.org/mantis/view.php?id=1827

Same issue here with Maverick AMD64. I'll try your workaround, thank you.
Ignazio

Same problem here with Kubuntu 10.10 amd64. However, right-clicking on the timeline opens the effects menus. I can live with that...

This is resolved in the development branch - will be in the next release.

Installed Suse 11.4 with KDE Version 4.6.00 (4.6.0) "release 6"

The installed Kdenlive Version 0.7.8 from main repository.

I have the same problem as described in the main thread, with missing
effects options/not listing.

Is there a fix ?
When is the next release with fixes ?

Thanks

Well there have already been 2 releases since 0.7.8, latest being 0.8 with many added features. To get the latest version with a Suse OS, I think your only solution is to compile MLT, Frei0r and Kdenlive yourself (see http://kdenlive.org/user-manual/downloading-and-installing-kdenlive/inst... ), Unless there is a repository available with the latest version...

Under Ubuntu there's Sunab's PPA repository which makes it easy, but on other distribs if you don't want to compile yourself you'll most likely have to wait until there get to the official repos...