I'm just switching from Windows to Linux. I'm glad to see that Picasa is also available (v3.0 beta), but doesn't Picasa on Linux support video files? This official help page doesn't mention Linux...

I've just imported some files from my camera, but Picasa skipped all the videos.

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Se here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1385837 for a solution. I've followed this, and works well. :)

  • Wow, convoluted but helpful! I'm now even more baffled that it's missing by default, now that dedicated people have proved that it can be done. Jul 22, 2010 at 7:17
  • Yeah, but that's not the Linux version, that's the Windows version of Picasa you need to run, isn't it? Otherwise why the Wine emulation?
    – asoundmove
    Jul 14, 2011 at 3:05

Due to licensing issues, Picasa on Linux does not support videos at all.

From the FAQ:

Q: Hey! I have a bunch of movie files that Picasa skipped.

Picasa for Linux does not support movie files. The program will not attempt to find or play movies. (Note: under Options > File Types, the Movies checkbox is visible but not functional.)

  • WhAT?!?!? o_O That's incredible... what a showstopper! Thanks for pointing out that information; I hadn't looked in the FAQ, and I was searching for "video", not "movies". Nov 30, 2009 at 15:18

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