How to Install sView in Ubuntu 13.04, 12.04, 12.10, Linux Mint

August 30, 2013 — 1 Comment

As you may know, sView is a stereoscopic 3D media player which plays 3D images, videos, CAD models. For each sort of media sView provides independent application with customized user-friendly interface.

The 3D Image Viewer displays images and photos in most popular formats including JPEG, PNG, MPO, BMP, EXR, TGA, WebP and many others. Actual decoding performed by FFmpeg framework, and, optionally, DevIL and FreeImage libraries.

The supported formats of 3D Movie Player is very large thanks to FFmpeg framework including MKV, WebM, OGM, AVI, FLAC, RMVB and many others.

sview movie player

The Tiny CAD Viewer loads and displays CAD models supported by OpenCASCADE Technology framework (BREP, IGES, STEP). Viewer supports different presentation modes including orthogonal and perspective projection matrices as well as stereoscopic output.

Install sView via PPA

The official ppa repository supports Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 10.04, Ubuntu 11.10 and their derivatives, such as Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

To install it, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. Run below commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:sview/stable

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install sview

Once installed, you can open the app from Unity Dash. Or choose open with sview in files’ right-click menu.

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One response to How to Install sView in Ubuntu 13.04, 12.04, 12.10, Linux Mint

  1. Ghulam Muhammad May 22, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Dear Ji m

    I have tried to install Sview on Linux Mint 17.3, (Cinnamon0 it installed successful but lot of files removed auto and when I restart my computer I could not login and system creating problems and Linux mint creating problems, how solve it and also removed all video xorg server files, I need your help

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