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Serif MoviePlus X6, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MoviePlus, a video editor designed specifically to be easy to use and for those with little video editing experience. X6 was the final version of MoviePlus since Serif phased out there *Plus range.

Application Details:

Version: 6
License: Retail
URL: http://www.serif.com/movieplus
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Bronze
Latest Wine Version Tested: 4.12.1-staging

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What works

Video plays with audio.

Waveforms show correctly

Projects ( .mvp ) open fine

On start-up warning shown "Could not load supported file type list. Reverting to default". This can be ignored.

Zooming in/ out works fine but doesn't auto-center where it is zooming into.

Most shortcuts seem to work

What does not

Occasional encoding errors when importing video files like .mp4

Fails to export video or audio with the error "Export failed. Try using a different audio or video codec."


Workarounds

In order to be able to install MoviePlus, you should use Wine 4.12.1 staging - couldn't get it to work with 4.15

I used the following tutorial for Serif's new program Affinity to solve a lot of the problems with the install.

Tutorial: https://forum.affinity.serif.com/index.php?/topic/94180-running-affinity-on-linux-finally-works/&tab=comments#comment-501008


# Download and extract the correct wine version
curl -L https://lutris.nyc3.cdn.digita... > wine-lutris-vkchildwindow-4.12.1-x86_64.tar.xz
tar xf wine-lutris-vkchildwindow-4.12.1-x86_64.tar.xz
# Set the path to wine for winetricks to work correctly
export WINE="$PWD/lutris-vkchildwindow-4.12.1-x86_64/bin/wine"
# Remove the old wine prefix
rm -rf ~/.wine
alias wine=$WINE
wine wineboot -i

# Press "Cancel" when the window asking you to install "Mono" appears

# Install Winetricks

# Downloading the newest version of winetricks
curl -L https://raw.githubusercontent.... > winetricks
chmod +x winetricks

### For the following section below you may be prompt to "Restart Now" or "Restart Later" always click "Restart Now"

# To prevent errors from mono
./winetricks remove_mono -q
# For the installer
./winetricks dotnet35sp1 -q
# For the main application
./winetricks dotnet472 -q
# Set windows to 8.1, since aero is not found if set to win7

./winetricks win81 -q

 # Run the install for MoviePlus

wine movieplus.exe

# You be prompted to install in the same way as on windows

# Everything will appear to run without fault until the very end

# At the very the installation will say it failed

# DO NOT click "Finish"

# kill the installation, as MoviePlus will delete install files if it think it failed to install

# Find the installation directory for MoviePlus ( note: do not close or cancel the installation window )

# Then to prevent the deletion of the install

# Change to the Serif directory

cd "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Serif"

# You'll see that MoviePlus is installed in this directory

# Rename the directory "MoviePlus" to "MoviePlus1" to prevent the deletion of install files

mv MoviePlus MoviePlus1

# Now You close the installation window for MoviePlus

# Then you can rename MoviePlus back to it's correct name

mv MoviePlus1 MoviePlus

# Now you can run MoviePlus

wine "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Serif/MoviePlus/X6/Program/MoviePlus.exe"

# You may see various warning windows but you should be able to ignore most of these

# I also had to install directx9 since it is required for MoviePlus to run more smoothly

./winetricks d3dx9

# Also consider changing your GPU memory size for wine, for example for 2048MB used the following

./winetricks videomemorysize=2048


What was not tested

Burning CDs / DVD

Capturing from a Device

QuickTime

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU: Nvidia
  • Driver: proprietary

Additional Comments

I have spent quite a bit of time researching this to it working and found that this same set of instruction also works for Serif other programs like DrawPlus, PagePlus, PhotoPlus, WebPlus.

For more information check out my github gist: https://gist.github.com/samlopezf/ed97077e38800a69876a8c9f364514fd

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentLinux Mint 19 CinnamonSep 15 20194.12.1-stagingNo, but has workaround Yes YesBronzeSamuel Lopez 

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