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Question: PLEASE MAKE REAPER AS A FULL-FLEDGED VIDEO EDITOR ALSO, AND IF YOU INCREASE PRICE FROM $60 to $100, or even $150, MANY OF US WILL HAPPILY PAY YOU!!! Video editing for my music video is very buttery smooth in REAPER. I AM LOVING IT, but unfortunately, REAPER is currently, very basic for video editing :'(
Asked by I NEED VIDEO EDITING IN REAPER (117.97.148.x) on June 7 2020, 5:42am

Question: So,you like bike riding? (i do too) but apparently we been doing it all wrong..heheh watch n learn,watch n learn :) (youtube.com/watch?v=tevsQr3UNHs
Asked by 2020 (95.148.58.x) on June 6 2020, 8:08pm

Question: So listening to some latest recordings you seem to have some type of drum machine running? why the switch..for variety,or??
Asked by 2020 (109.181.167.x) on June 6 2020, 12:10am
Reply on June 6 2020, 2:15am:
    Been NINJAMming with my bandmates since the whole Coronavirus social distancing thing...
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Question: Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the number of features requests?
Asked by Potaito (83.81.253.x) on June 5 2020, 11:55pm
Reply on June 6 2020, 2:15am:
    Nah, they don't have the same urgency as bugs
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Question: If I want lots of slow motions into my video, in which frame rate I must record my video?
Asked by Gold (182.68.69.x) on June 5 2020, 7:31am
Reply on June 5 2020, 6:24pm:
    Depends on how slow you want to go! Normal is 30fps or so, so if you do 60fps that's good for half-speed, 120fps for quarter speed, etc.
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Question: Microsoft Edge OR Google Chrome? Single partition OR multiple partitions of your HDD/SSD? Windows or Ubuntu for home/personal use? If you get opportunity to learn a creative hobby - digital painting OR 2D animation OR 3D animation? And finally - YouTube OR TikTok?
Asked by Edge (122.162.220.x) on June 4 2020, 6:54am
Reply on June 5 2020, 6:24pm:
    Firefox! I have a dual-boot win/linux laptop and macOS machine (the latter only has one volume but can also boot other macOS versions via USB3)
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Question: Do you get a chance to sungaze at either dawn or sunset?
Asked by 2020 (2.26.240.x) on June 2 2020, 7:51am
Reply on June 5 2020, 6:24pm:
    I try to avoid looking at the sun
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Question: Whenever scammer bought the product and opened a paypal case without informing it to seller, Fast Spring refunds them and charge $20 from seller. Did you know that?
Asked by Hasaranga (104.248.147.x) on June 1 2020, 5:18pm
Reply on June 1 2020, 9:20pm:
    Fraud/scammers are a problem with all payment methods unfortunately. We used to primarily use PayPal, but their lack of pre-purchase fraud filtering caused us to move (people seemed to be using PayPal purchases to test stolen credit card numbers, from what I could tell -- FastSpring at least prevents most of it from occurring in the first place, knock on wood).
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Question: Are REAPER functions guidToString() and stringToGuid() thread-safe?
Asked by helgoboss (2.207.58.x) on June 1 2020, 4:43pm
Reply on June 1 2020, 9:18pm:
    Yes, they are basically sprintf()/sscanf().
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Question: Hi Justin! How to calculate reaper marker rate with slope exactly? This working , but not every time exactly( double cur_marker = (N_stretchMarkerPos_Scr - stretchMarkerPos_Scr); double next_marker = (N_stretchMarkerPos - stretchMarkerPos); double pre_rate = (cur_marker / next_marker); double rate = ceil(100 * pre_rate) / 100; double rateLeft = 2 * rate / (1 + (1 + slope) / (1 - slope)); double rateRight = ((1 + slope) / (1 - slope) * rateLeft);
Asked by Chester (188.243.83.x) on May 30 2020, 10:07pm
Reply on June 1 2020, 11:13pm:
    Hmm maybe send an email instead? thanks
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Question: When was the last time you enjoyed/visited an ancient forest or woodland area?
Asked by 2020 (109.181.167.x) on May 28 2020, 3:07pm
Reply on May 28 2020, 9:40pm:
    It's been a few months, sadly.
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Question: Link to the time where Jacob Collier talks about reaper: youtu.be/2bEiFEYZl-o?t=702:)
Asked by eubn (87.17.102.x) on May 28 2020, 1:32pm
Reply on May 28 2020, 9:40pm:
    OK!
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Question: When using SWELL/Win32 for REAPER plug-ins, is there some trick to make the controls look like the ones in ReaPlugs (e.g. ReaGate)? Especially the sliders (TRACKBAR_CLASS).
Asked by helgoboss (2.207.58.x) on May 27 2020, 10:19pm
Reply on May 28 2020, 9:41pm:
    There's some userdata you can set to get it to have the threshold metering... but it's undocumented for a reason
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Question: Can ShowActionList() be used to prompt the user to choose an action and then be informed about the chosen command ID? If not, is there another way to achieve that?
Asked by helgoboss (2.207.58.x) on May 27 2020, 3:20pm
Reply on May 28 2020, 9:42pm:
    Not currently exposed but I suppose we could add that.
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Question: Is the full-sized side dock behavior still available in REAPER?
Asked by Aidan Rodriguez (76.169.240.x) on May 26 2020, 9:35pm
Reply on May 28 2020, 9:42pm:
    Probably? Not sure I follow
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Question: What made you finally want to implement area selection into the current development branch?
Asked by Albi (88.77.253.x) on May 26 2020, 1:01pm
Reply on May 26 2020, 1:12pm (edited at May 26 2020, 1:15pm):
    We realized that the implementation could reuse a lot of existing complex logic (lowering the effort/result ratio to worthwhile levels).
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Question: Are you aware of the seth material? in particular the book named "Seth Speaks-Eternal Validity of the Soul"? (primer here> youtu.be/K_X3_y8QT5k a profound view on life/death!
Asked by 2020 (31.124.45.x) on May 26 2020, 11:51am
Reply on May 26 2020, 1:14pm:
    I am not, though I am deeply skeptical of all of those named Seth.
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Question: Which desktop environment do you use on Debian and are you happy with it?
Asked by Linux (196.240.57.x) on May 25 2020, 8:14pm
Reply on May 25 2020, 9:35pm:
    Xfce4! Yep.
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Question: Sorry but...When clicking the help in reaper-the link to the wiki appears as "dead"..any chance of getting someone to resurrect that info and update it for 6. releases?
Asked by 2020 (95.151.177.x) on May 25 2020, 1:12am
Reply on May 25 2020, 1:31am:
    Can you be more specific, sorry?
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Question: What programming languages do you write REAPER in? What are their proportions in the code?
Asked by Vitali (148.81.197.x) on May 24 2020, 10:49am
Reply on May 24 2020, 3:00pm:
    Almost entirely C++ (though with almost no C++ standard library use).
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