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A new update of the free and open-source LiVES video editor and VJ tool was released a few days ago with bug-fixes and some improvements. Here’s how to install or upgrade it in Ubuntu via PPA.

LiVES is a Video Editing System designed to be simple to use, small in size, yet powerfull with many advanced features. The latest LiVES 2.8.7 was released 2 days ago with following changes:

  • Remove glad.h dependence on khr.
  • Prompt for clip name when rendering to new clip.
  • Fix autolives toy.
  • Increase default frame size to 1024×768 for new installs.
  • Allow override of frame size when encoding to ffmpeg / h264 format.
  • Fix breakage in the threaded progress window.
  • Updated Ukrainian translation (Yuri).

LiVES Video Editor

How to Install LiVES 2.8.7 in Ubuntu:

Besides building the software from source, you can install it from unofficial PPA in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, Linux Mint 18.x and their derivatives by following steps:

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/lives

Type in your password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) when it asks and hit Enter.

LiVES PPA

2. Then upgrade the software from an existing release via Software Updater:

or simply run commands in terminal to install or upgrade LiVES:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install lives lives-plugins

Uninstall:

To remove the software, simply run commands:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove lives lives-plugins

The PPA can be removed via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.

LiVES video editing system and VJ tool has reached the 2.8.6 release earlier today with performance improvements and various bug-fixes.

LiVES 2.8.6 changelog:

  • Remove dependency on (deprecated) GLee.
  • Show audio as volume levels in Clip Editor.
  • Performance improvements for multitrack playback.
  • Ensure that timeline track backgrounds are painted in multitrack (regression).
  • Properly expand text width in the message info window.
  • Improve zoom in multitrack (zooms around cursor rather than screen center).
  • Prevent annyoing focus stealing when mt is backed up in the background.
  • Fix broken audio fade in/out (regression).
  • Fix external window capture (regression).
  • Fix crash in palette conversions.
  • Fix compilation issues with liblives scripting engine.
  • Fix for keys being in multitrack fullscreen preview.
  • Code reformatting and tidying (W.I.P)

How to Install LiVES 2.8.6 via PPA in Ubuntu:

An unofficial PPA has made the packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, and derivatives.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/lives

LiVES PPA

2. Then upgrade LiVES via Software Updater if you have a previous release installed:

Or run commands to do update and install LiVES video editor:

sudo apt update 

sudo apt install lives lives-plugins

Uninstall:

To restore LiVES to the stock version in your Ubuntu main repository, run command to purge the PPA:

sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/lives

The LiVES video editor and VJ tool has reached the 2.8.5 release. The new release features experimental support for Wayland.

Besides the Wayland support, LiVES 2.8.5 includes following changes

  • Fix audio loss when inserting without audio in clip editor (regression).
  • Fix compiler error and warnings for gcc 7
  • Fix regression in mkv_decoder.
  • Fix compiler warnings for openGL plugin.
  • Change max seek allowed from 1 second to 2 seconds in avformat decoder.
  • Update css state selectors for gtk 3.18+
  • Updated translation to Ukranian (thaks Yuri).

LiVES 2.85

How to Install LiVES 2.8.5 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, and derivatives, you can install LiVES 2.8.5 from the unofficial PPA.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “Terminal” from start menu. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/lives

Type in your password (no visual feedback due to security reason) and hit Enter.

2. If you have a previous release installed, launch Software Updater (Update Manager) to upgrade LiVES after checking for updates:

Or just run commands to install the editor for the first time:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install lives lives-plugins

Uninstall:

To remove LiVES video editor, either use your system package manager or run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove lives lives-plugins && sudo apt autoremove

And remove the PPA by going to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

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LiVES, free and open-source video editing system and VJ tool, has reached the 2.6.0 release. It features h264/aac, wmv2, ffv1 and mjpeg encodings support to ffmpeg_encoder and a few important fixes.

LiVES is upgrading continually in recent months. The first release in 2.6 series was released yesterday, one week after the 2.4.8 release. And here’s the changelog:

  • Fix crash when applying rendered effects to virtual clips.
  • Add h264/aac, wmv2, ffv1 and mjpeg encodings to ffmpeg_encoder.
  • Fix memory leak in new style gdkpixbuf converter.
  • Fix frame seek bug in avformat decoder with non-zero start time.
  • Autoscroll “Show details” when encoding.
  • Work around a gtk+ crash bug in GtkTextView with lots of text.
  • Show missing libraries in ffmpeg_encoder.
  • Show time remaining estimate for encoding for most encoder formats.
  • OK / Cancel in the file chooser should immediately cancel any preview (regression).
  • Add “Use current clip values” button when entering multitrack.
  • Fix memory leak in pulseaudio input analysis.
  • Minor GUI improvements.

lives 2.6.0

How to Install LiVES 2.6.0 in Ubuntu:

Besides building from the source code, here’s a unofficial PPA available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and their derivatives.

Follow below steps to add PPA and install the video editor:

1. Launch terminal from Unity Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T key. When it opens, paste below command and run to add PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/lives

Type in your password (no visual feedback just type in mind) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

lives-ppa

2. Have a previous installed? Launch Software Updater and upgrade LiVES after checking for updates.

Or, run below commands one by one in terminal to check updates and install the new release:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install lives

3. (Optional) You may disable/remove PPAs after installation by launching Software & Updates and going to Other Software tab.

third-party-ppas

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LiVEs video editor and VJ tools has reached the 2.4.2 release with various fixes and improvements.

LiVES is an open source video editing system designed to be simple to use, yet powerful. It is small in size, yet it has many advanced features.

It’s the first software that I learned how to package a software into launchpad PPA. Now PPA updates with the new release for Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and derivatives.

lives-2.4

Changes in LiVEs 2.4.2:

  • Fix crash after recording with pulseaudio external audio.
  • Fix possible crash when converting from YUV420 to UYVY / YUYV.
  • Fix memory issue in audio triggered video generators.
  • Fix buttons issue in the progress dialog (regression).
  • Fix occasional hang in shutdown via OSC.
  • Minor fixes for headless (nogui, noplaywin) modes.
  • Increase size of debug output window when encoding (Regression).
  • Fix for compiling without jack.
  • Fix crash in mask_overlay effect.
  • Fix some threading problems when running audio and video effects together.
  • Improve OSC responsiveness during playback.
  • Fixes for beat_detector, edge, vector_visualiser, and kaleidoscope plugins.
  • Fix latency issue with pulseaudio external input.
  • Fix for opening unicap device during playback.
  • Work around gtk+ bug for clips menu.
  • Implement OSC commands /audio/mute/set, /audio/mute/get, /audio/volume/set, /audio/volume/get and /clip/open/unicap.
  • Fixes / refactoring for firewire grabbing.
  • Re-enable button icons (via preference) and clean up stock button code.

How to Install / Upgrade LiVEs via PPA:

Open terminal from the Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T combination key. When it opens, run below commands one by one:

1. Add the PPA repository:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/lives

lives-ppa

2. Refresh / update your system package cache:

sudo apt-get update

3. Finally install / upgrade the software:

sudo apt-get install lives

Have an previous version installed? you may replace the step 2 & 3 by launching Software Updater and upgrading LiVEs after checking for updates.