LiVEs Video Editor 2.2.5 Added Mplayer2 Support [Ubuntu PPA]

July 5, 2014 — Leave a comment

LiVEs video editor and VJ tool has reached v2.2.5 with support for mplayer2 and a crash issue fixed.

LiVEs is a free video editing software and VJ tool written in C, Perl and Python. It 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

The latest LiVEs 2.2.5 gets below changes:

  • Fix crash (regression) in mpegts decoder.
  • Add support for mplayer2.

Install LiVEs in Ubuntu via PPA:

LiVEs is available in Ubuntu Software Center, but it’s a little old. To install the latest release from PPA, do:

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:ubuntuhandbook1/lives

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install lives

The PPA so far supports Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu 12.04.

More about LiVEs, go to its website.

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