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Kid3 audio tag editor released version 3.7.1 today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and higher.

Kid3 3.7.1 primarily brings bug fixes and usability improvements. Most new features target the Android version, which now supports a dark theme, a better file selection dialog and more configuration options.

  • Support max-, min-, unq- aggregation when renaming directories.
  • Android: Support dark and light themes.
  • Android: Support opening files with Kid3 from other apps.
  • Android: Settings for formats, character replacements and import profiles.
  • Improved support format codes in file name for cover.
  • Fixed support setting of ID3v2 version for DSF files.
  • Avoid jumping around frames while deleting.
  • Removal of multiple tags where not all tags are removed.
  • Setting of a simple string as value for IPLS frame with TagLib.
  • Adapted to Discogs server update.

Kid3 Audio Tagger

How to Install Kid3 3.7.1 in Ubuntu:

The official Kid3 PPA contains the latest software packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and higher.

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from software launcher. When it opens, do following steps one by one.

1. Copy and paste following command in terminal and hit run to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ufleisch/kid3

Type your password (no asterisk feedback due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

2. Then you can upgrade Kid3 from a previous version via Software Updater:

upgrade kid3 via software updater

or run commands one by one in terminal to install or upgrade to the latest tag editor:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install kid3-qt

For KUbuntu, you may replace kid3-qt with kid3 in the last command for KDE integration.

Uninstall

To remove the PPA repository, either open Software & Updates -> Other Software tab, or run command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ufleisch/kid3

To remove the audio tag editor, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove kid3 kid3-*

Wine Stable

Wine 4.4, a new development release of the open-source compatibility layer to run Windows apps on Linux, was released a day ago.

Wine 4.4 release highlights:

  • New MSIDB tool for manipulating MSI databases.
  • Support for custom draw buttons in common controls.
  • Many more Media Foundation APIs implemented.
  • A total of 50 bug-fixes.

How to Install Wine 4.4 in Ubuntu:

As usual, Wine’s official apt repository has built the new release packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and Ubuntu 18.10.

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run following commands one by one to and the repository and install Wine:

1. Add the official wine apt repository for Ubuntu 18.04 or Linux Mint 19 via command:

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ bionic main'

For other Ubuntu releases, replace bionic in the code with

  • trusty for Ubuntu 14.04
  • xenial for Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18.x
  • cosmic for Ubuntu 18.10.

2. Download and install the GPG keyring via command:

wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key && sudo apt-key add winehq.key

3. Finally refresh system package cache and install the latest Wine development package via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel

If you got dependencies issue, install aptitude (sudo apt-get install aptitude) and replace apt-get in last command with aptitude.

Read more about installing Wine in Ubuntu.

Uninstall:

To remove wine dev release, simply run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove winehq-devel

And you can remove the repository via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.

Sublime Text 3.2 was released yesterday with first-class Git integration, GTK3 port, and many other new features.

Sublime Text 3.2 release highlights:

  • First-class Git integration
  • Incremental diff functionality tracks changes to files being edited.
  • Moved to GTK3, and various high DPI fixes for Linux.
  • New theme functionality and block caret support.
  • Support for Unicode 11.0
  • Many syntax highlighting improvements to Clojure, D, Go, Lua.

How to Install Sublime Text 3.2 in Ubuntu:

The easiest way is to install the community maintained Snap package (run in sandbox).

For Ubuntu 18.04 and higher, simply open Ubuntu Software search for and install sublime-text

For Ubuntu 16.04, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to install the snap:

sudo apt install snapd && sudo snap install sublime-text

Install Sublime Text 3.2 via its official apt repository:

For those who don’t prefer Snap package, do following steps to install Sublime Text from its official apt repository:

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the keyring:

wget -qO - https://download.sublimetext.com/sublimehq-pub.gpg | sudo apt-key add -

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then run command to add the apt repository:

echo "deb https://download.sublimetext.com/ apt/stable/" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/sublime-text.list

3. Finally install sublime-text package either via Synaptic package manager or by running command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install sublime-text

Uninstall:

To remove the editor, run command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove sublime-text

To remove the apt repository, go to Software & Updates -> Other Software.

Avidemux video editor

Avidemux video editor released version 2.7.2 today with new demuxers / encoders, bug-fixes, and various other changes.

Avidemux 2.7.2 release highlights:

  • Native AviSynth demuxer (MSVC++ 64 bits Windows builds only)!
  • VapourSynth demuxer to directly load .vpy scripts
  • FFmpeg-based VA-API HW accelerated H.264 encoder (Intel/Linux)
  • FFmpeg-based VA-API HW accelerated HEVC encoder (Intel/Linux)
  • FFmpeg 4.x compatible
  • Allow to cancel indexing of MKV files
  • Add decoding support for multichannel Opus audio
  • Other enhancements, and many bug-fixes.

How to Install Avidemux 2.7.2 in Ubuntu:

Appimage:

The software offers Linux universal binaries (non-install executable to launch the software) in its download page:

Avidemux download (Linux, Universal binaries)

Once you get it, do:

  • right-click and go to file Properties -> Permissions -> allow executing file as program.
  • right-click and select run the Appimage.

Flatpak:

Avidemux is also available as flatpak, see the Flathub page for more details.

Native Ubuntu package:

There’s also an unofficial PPA contains the latest 2.7.2 packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and higher.

1. Open terminal either from app launcher or via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/avidemux

Type user password (no asterisk feedback due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter.

avidemux ppa

2. Then run following 2 commands to refresh package cache and install the video editor:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install avidemux2.7-qt5 avidemux2.7-qt5-data avidemux2.7-plugins-qt5 avidemux2.7-jobs-qt5

Uninstall:

To remove the native Ubuntu .deb package of Avidemux 2.7, run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove avidemux2.7-*

And remove the PPA via Software & Updates utility under ‘Other Software’ tab.

Audacity audio editor 2.3.1 was finally released and restored Linux support which was missing in 2.3.0.

Audacity 2.3.1 brings over 20 bug-fixes and following new features / improvements:

  • Microfades are now an opt-in feature. They were always on in 2.3.0.
  • The advanced vertical zooming option is now available in the View->Zoom menu.
  • Regular interval labels now support range labels.

How to Install Audacity 2.3.1 in Ubuntu:

There’s an unofficial PPA contains the 2.3.1 packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04, and their derivatives, e.g., Linux Mint 18.x and 19.x.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/audacity

Type user password (no asterisk feedback due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter to add the PPA.

2. If you have a previous version installed, you can upgrade Audacity via Software Updater after adding the PPA.

upgrade audacity

or run following commands one by one to check updates and install (or upgrade) audacity 2.3.1:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install audacity

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA repository, launch Software & Updates utility and navigate to ‘Other Software’ tab.

To remove Audacity audio software, either use system package manager or run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove audacity audacity-data