Install Latest LiVES Video Editor 2.2.2 via PPA in Ubuntu Linux

December 11, 2013

LiVES PPA

LiVES is a free, open source video editor and VJ tool. Due to lack of a PPA for latest LiVES binary packages, I’ve finally built the current LiVES 2.2.2 into PPA for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives. What I did is just borrowed the official build of LiVES package and did a little changes on build-depends.

I’m still a noob on building debian packages, and I’ll keep updating this PPA as possible as I can.

See What’s New in LiVES 2.2.2 and 2.2.0:

  • Fix crash in new multithreaded renderer
  • Add new avformat_decoder.
  • Optimisations for handling larger clips.
  • Use threading for pulling frames from video clips.
  • Much faster loading/saving of layouts in multitrack.
  • Fix crash in swscale when frame width is not multiple of 4.
  • Fix crash (regression) setting parameters in multitrack.
  • Fix breakage in multiple image loading.
  • Fix opening preview for quick opening clips.
  • Fix bug in “delete frames” for virtual clips.
  • Fix audio encoding in “Encode Selection”
  • Fixes for letterbox mode playback.
  • Compilation fixes for Debian Sid.
  • Various improvements to rte window.
  • Add “randomiser” data processing plugin.
  • Improvements to colour correction and tvpic effects.
  • Fix jack transport during playback (regression).
  • Fix for saving data connection mappings.
  • Implement multiple inputs per output in the data connector.
  • Optimised thread locking between audio and video effects threads.
  • Fix problems with setting defaults for colour values.
  • Decoder plugin fixes for ffmpeg 2.2 (needs further testing).
  • Preserve clip comments and renamed clip names between restarts (bugfix).
  • Small fixes for rfx_builder window.
  • Minor GUI improvements.
  • Add initial translation to Piemontese. (Simon Uslengh).
  • Updated translations to UK English, German, Russian and Ukranian.

Install LiVES via PPA:

Press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one to add my PPA and install LiVES:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/lives

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install lives

Once installed, open it from Unity Dash or Menu

LiVES 2.2.2 from my PPA

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