Compiling Kino from Scratch (Version 1.1.1)

This guide will walk you through how to install the latest version of Kino as of August 22, 2007. It should work for newer versions as well as they are developed (Kino 1.1.1 was release on July 8, 2007).

If you don’t already have it, download the Nautilus Open Terminal tool by typing “sudo apt-get install nautilus-open-terminal” in the terminal. Note: You may need to restart nautilus to take advantage of the new menu item. Continuing on…

1.) Download it somewhere on your hard drive (preferably someplace easy to find) by using this link:


2.) Extract the kino-1.1.1.tar.gz archive by right clicking and select “Extract Here”. A folder called “Kino-1.1.1” will appear.

3.) Open kino-1.1.1 and right click anywhere and select “Open Terminal Here”.

4.) Build the dependancies in the terminal:

sudo apt-get build-dep kino

5.) Get the libiec61883-dev package that the dependency build missed:

sudo apt-get install libiec61883-dev

6.) Install it by enterning these commands one by one:

sudo ./configure

sudo make

sudo make install

7.) Start Kino by going to Applications->Sound and Video->Kino

From Screenshots

Extra Guide:

If you’re having problems in getting your DV Camcorder to be recognized by Kino, or you’re getting some annoying message saying something about ” ieee 1394 subsystem is not responding”, then you can take these steps to get it working. At least they worked for me.

Step 1: Edit /etc/modules:

sudo gedit /etc/modules

Step 2: Add the raw1394 and video1394 modules into the bottom of the page:



Step 3: Load the modules without restarting by typing these lines into the terminal:

modprobe raw1394

modprobe video1394

Step 4: Give yourself read/write access to the modules:

sudo chmod a+rw /dev/*1394

Re-open Kino and you should be good to go. If I’ve missed something, just let me know in the comments.  If this was successful for you, just let me know in the comments.  Thanks!



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  • Gary Copcutt
    May 15th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    I’ve used this multiple times to ket Kino running under DreamLinux on an Acer 5315 and under Mandrake 2010 on an HP pavillion zd 8005ap. Great get round and so easy when you about to say Kino is a load of rubbish.

    Recoomend every one try this first before righting of Kino.

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