LiVES Video Editor 2.2.3 Released, Ubuntu PPA’s Ready

April 15, 2014 — Leave a comment

LiVES, an open source video editor and DJ tool, has released version 2.2.3 with bug fixes and translation updates.

LiVES is designed to be simple to use, yet powerful. It is small in size, yet it has many advanced features.

The application allows the user to manipulate video in realtime and in non-realtime. The application also has features which go beyond traditional video editing applications – for example, it can be controlled and monitored remotely over a network, and it has facilities for streaming to and from another copy of LiVES. It is resolution and frame rate independent.

LiVES uses a system of plugins for effects, decoders, encoders and video playback. The APIs for these are now well defined, and the application can be easily extended.

LiVES video editor 2.2.3

LiVES 2.2.3 changelog:

  • Run data processing plugins in both video and audio threads.
  • Fix crash when loading device map (regression).
  • Fix bug which prevented audio changes from being recorded when audio analysers are running.
  • Updates for gtk+ >= 3.8.
  • Define HAVE_AVFORMAT_FIND_STREAM_INFO in decplugin/
  • Workaround for missing av_set_pts_info() in libav.
  • Fix to handle changed option order in ffmpeg.
  • Updated translations to Russian, Piemontese, Uk English, Spanish and Ukranian.

Install LiVES in Ubuntu:

Besides building from the source tarball. Ubuntu users can install this video editing system from PPA. To do so, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. Then run the commands below one by one:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/lives

sudo apt-get update 

sudo apt-get install lives

Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu 12.04 are supported.

LiVES Video Editor Homepage.

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