Shotwell 0.8.1 releaged with 3GP video support

Shotwell is a photo organizer designed for the GNOME desktop environment. It allows you to import photos from your camera, view and edit them, and share them with others.

What is new in shotwell 0.8.1

Yorba has released Shotwell 0.8.1, an update to our digital photo manager for GNOME. This release provides bug fixes, support for new video and RAW formats, and translation updates. Specific enhancements include:

Fixes a problem where Shotwell could crash unexpectedly at startup or when reading/writing metadata to files.
Fixes a problem where Shotwell could hang when importing voice-annotated videos.
Fixes a problem where Shotwell failed to import date and time information for some camera-generated MP4 videos.
Shotwell can now delete video files from camera memory.
Shotwell now supports the 3GP video format common on mobile phones and RAW files with the SRW suffix generated by Samsung cameras.
Numerous translation fixes and updates.

Install Shotwell 0.8.1 in ubuntu using PPA

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:yorba/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install shotwell

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4 Responses

  1. Mike of England says:

    Don’t play 3gp, for me. Ubuntu 10.10 🙁

  2. Eric says:

    Shotwell doesn’t play video… yet. Currently it just imports videos, and plays them using the default video program (Totem on Ubuntu) when you double click them.

    Can you open 3GP video on your system outside of Shotwell?

  3. Mike of England says:

    No, Hi Eric, I have to play 3gp with a Windoze app in Wine.

  4. Eric says:

    Mike, well that’s your problem! You’ll need to install GStreamer and it’s various codecs (which are called Good, Bad, and Ugly) in order to play video. You may need ffmpeg as well. The good news it there’s packages for Ubuntu 10.10 for all of these. It should be as simple as installing via Synaptic.

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