Oh yes, I need a content creation tool as well. I have 40 GB of DV video material from my last vacation and wonder how I can create a DVD with menus using Linux. I do not want to use command line tools and research usage for hours, I value my time more and want to buy a tool for the job with a GUI and designed workflow.
I wonder why the products from Adobe and Magix are not ported yet: During my vacation I saw masses of tourists, and every family had one video camera recording the Tropicana show. Ok, burning media is more widespread, but video content creation is surely asked for by many people.
And on Linux, it is a hassle to work on multimedia stuff at the moment, as there are many patented codecs and likewise many details to taá¸±e care of, because open source software producers obviously cannot pay for a license. Most people want a quick solution for a reasonable price.
Actually, I would prefer that codecs were developed with worldwide federal funding and provided for everybody free to use, this would lead to a new multimedia economy with many new possibilities and products. But the governments decided to “outsource” this to privately funded research institutes like the Fraunhofer institute, so we all pay a price for it (or not - but this really sucks up free time to figure it out, time in which people could be productive or relax).
Seeing the problems with the DVD regional code which hampers fair-use rights, I vote once more for federal research. People buying a movie twice to see it on vacation in another country is not adding value to society.
But at the end of the day, I want to create my DVD and nothing else. I already voted against this stupid primitive protectionalism by not switching to HD video (Blueray).