Archives For LiVES

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.

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/Makefile.am
  • 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.

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

LiVES 2.2.0 ubuntu 13.10

LiVES is a simple, yet powerful video editor and VJ tool. It allows you to combine realtime and rendered effects, streams and multiple video/audio files, and then encode to over 50 formats.

LiVES 2.2.0 was released a few days ago with new features, improvements and bug fixes. This tutorial is going to show you how to install it in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy or Linux Mint 16 Petra via PPA.

What’s New in LiVES 2.2.0:

  • 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.
  • LiVES video editor 2.2.0

    Install LiVES:

    For Ubuntu 13.10 and its derivatives, run commands below one by one in terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) to install it from PPA:

    sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:n-muench/vlc
    
    sudo apt-get update
    
    sudo apt-get install lives

    For other Ubuntu releases, you may install the old versions from Ubuntu Software Center.

    Source code is available in LiVES project homepage.