avidemux video editor ubuntu 14.04

Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. While Ubuntu repositories still have version 2.5.x, this tutorial will show you how to install the latest release Avidemux 2.6.8 in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr.

avidemux 2.6 ubuntu 14.04

First see changes in v2.6.8:

  • Image/export: Proper initialization of Qz for jpeg export
  • UI : Add an override menu to force language
  • tinypy : Add support for os.environ
  • x264 : Improved settings (tobias)
  • Win32 : Fix crash when having an audio problem
  • Win32 : Re-add mp4v2 to installer files
  • Audio/FAAC : Fix channel mapping when source is mono
  • Audio/AMR : Re-enabled AMR
  • Audio/lavc : Fixed encoding for codec not supporting planar (MP2)
  • Audio : Fixed importing MP2 audio detected as MP3
  • Editor : Fix deleting chunks of the video leading to seek errors
  • Editor : Initial copy/paste support
  • Editor/audio: Fix issue when source has more than 4 tracks
  • Editor : Better detection of double fps input files
  • TS/Demux : Brute force eac3 probe
  • TS/Demux : Better initialization, avoid dropping audio
  • MP4/Demux : Fix management of PCM audio
  • Mkv/Demux : Proper re-indexing for mpeg2 in mkv
  • Mp4v2/Mux : Add fast start mode back
  • OpenSolaris : Some fixes by pfelecan
  • Subtitles : Update libass + very simple srt2ssa converter
  • OsX : Enables more optional codecs…
  • avsfilte : Performance Improvements (fahr)


Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rebuntu16/avidemux+unofficial

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install avidemux2.6

Once installed, start it from app menu or Unity dash. Enjoy!

Install Komodo Edit 8 in Ubuntu 14.04

This simple tutorial shows you how to install Komodo Edit, the free and Open-Source counterpart of Komodo IDE, in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr via PPA.

Komodo Edit offers sophisticated support for all major scripting languages, including in-depth autocomplete and calltips, multi-language file support, syntax coloring and syntax checking, Vi emulation, Emacs key bindings. It provides dynamic language expertise for Perl, PHP, Python, Ruby, and Tcl, plus JavaScript, CSS, HTML, and XML, and template languages like RHTML, Template-Toolkit, HTML-Smarty and Django.

komodo ubuntu

Install Komodo Edit:

Because the editor is available in Launchpad PPA, you can easily install it by running the commands below one by one in a terminal window (Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open the terminal):

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mystic-mirage/komodo-edit

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install komodo-edit

Once installed, open the app from Unity Launcher or App Menu.

enable different wallpapers for different workspaces ubuntu 14.04

This simple tutorial is going to show you how to set a different desktop wallpaper for each workspace in Ubuntu 14.04 Unity.

Only have one desktop? Well, you may first enable workspaces by going to System Settings -> Appearance -> Behavior and check the box as the below picture shows.

Enable workspaces

Now click the new icon on Unity Launcher and you’re able to switch between workspaces.

To set different wallpapers:

1. Open Ubuntu Software Center, search for and install both the Compizconfig Settings Manager and compiz-plugins-extra

install compiz plugins

The package “compiz-plugins-extra” contains the plugin Wallpaper which allows you to assign multiple wallpapers to your workspaces, with the added bonuses of proper transparency handling and desktop icons (with patches to Nautilus, etc).

2. Open CCSM (CompizConfig Settings Manager) from Unity Dash. Enable Wallpaper plugin and click to go into its settings page.

3. Click the New button and add some wallpapers. Enable Images plugin when it prompts.

enable different wallpaper for each workspace



To revert back, just disable the plugin or read how to reset Unity and Compiz Settings.

Gnome Classic Ubuntu 14.04


This simple tutorial is going to show you how to install the Gnome Classic desktop environment in Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Thar.

Ubuntu 14.04 gets new window decorations inside Unity and so far it does not support changing window control buttons to the right of title bar. So if you want your window buttons on the right, you may switch to the Gnome Classic desktop.

gnome classic ubuntu 14.04

Gnome Classic Ubuntu 14.04

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Install Gnome Classic:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, paste the command below and hit run. Type in your password when prompt.

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install gnome-session-fallback

Once installed, log out the current session. When you’re in log-in screen, click the logo icon and select log in to Gnome Flashback (Compiz) or Gnome Flashback (Metacity).