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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


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.

Avidemux video editor

Avidemux video editor has reached the 2.6.19 release a few days ago. It features better support for HEVC in mpeg TS and 10bits codec.

Avidemux 2.6.19 changelog includes:

  • All filters with preview have better navigation dialogs
  • Delogo filter UI redone
  • Fixed changeFps/resampleFps seeking
  • HEVC support improved
  • Flv/Demux : Support large files (rcdrone)
  • Allow EAC3 as external audio track
  • General usability cleanup
  • Allow using the last read folder as default save folder
  • 2 pass encoding dialog cleanup
  • Dynamically enable/disable menu
  • Customizable keyboard shortcut
  • Allow reverting page up/down
  • Better support for 10bits
  • Translation updates
  • Updated ffmpeg libs to 3.0.7

avidemux 2.6 ubuntu 14.04

How to Install Avidemux 2.6.19 in Ubuntu:

The GetDeb repository has build the new release for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and their derivatives.

1. To add the repository, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or searching for “terminal” from start menu, and run command:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc)-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

For Linux Mint 18, add the GetDeb repository via Software Sources -> Additional Repositories

2. Then refresh, search for and install avidemux2.6-qt package via Synaptic Package Manager.

Or run commands in terminal to check for updates and install Avidemux 2.6.19:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install avidemux2.6-qt

How to Uninstall:

To remove the package, either use Synaptic Package Manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove avidemux2.6-qt && sudo apt-get autoremove

And remove the repository by going to Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

OpenShot Video Editor

The Openshot video editor has reached the new stable 2.3 release today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, Linux Mint 17 & 18, and their derivatives.

Openshot 2.3 is one of the biggest release filled with new features, performance improvements, and tons of bug fixes! Release highlights include:

  • A new transform tool, allows real-time transformations in the video preview window.
  • Zooming the timeline has been greatly improved.
  • The razor tool from OpenShot 1.4.3 has returned
  • Many improvements to the Title Editor and Animated Title Editor.
  • Preview has own dedicated video player, allows multiple preview windows at the same time.
  • Huge performance improvements for real-time previews
  • New documentation (English only so far)
  • Audio, Export dialog, and other improvements. See release note.

How to Install OpenShot 2.3 via PPA:

The OpenShot Stable PPA has built the new packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, and Linux Mint 17 & 18.

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

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa

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

2. If you have a previous Qt version (no the stock version in Ubuntu Software) installed, now launch Software Updater to upgrade Openshot after checking for updates.

Or run the commands below one by one in terminal to check updates and install Openshot 2.3:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install openshot-qt


The PPA repository can be easily removed by launching Software & Updates and navigating to Other Software tab. And the openshot-qt package can be removed either via your package manager or by running command:

sudo apt-get remove openshot-qt && sudo apt-get autoremove

Avidemux video editor

The open-source Avidemux video editor has reached the 2.6.16 release today on the last day of 2016 with core updates, UI / x265 enhancement and some fixes.

  • Avidemux can be built with visual c++ 2015 (losing some ASM)
  • Initialize fontconfig so that subtitling works for OS X
  • Update ffmpeg to 3.0.5
  • Improved build scripts (euma)
  • x265: Enforce complicancy with most devices
  • vaapi : Add resizer
  • Redone UI, revamped contrast filter
  • Dont use too much CPU on playback when there is no audio track
  • Reenabled nvenc + Fixed keyframe detection
  • Fixed a crash when encoding starts very slowly (x265)
  • Allow use of system libass, liba52,libmad (euma)

How to Install Avidemux 2.6.16 in Ubuntu:

Avidemux now has Appimage available for download in its official webpage.

For traditional Ubuntu packages, it refers to the GetDeb repository (no ready at the moment, check the link), and you can follow the steps below to add the repo and install Avidemux 2.6 (qt):

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the command to add the repository for Ubuntu 16.04:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb xenial-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

For Ubuntu 16.10 and derivatives, replace xenial in code with yakkety.

2. Install the key so to trust the packages from that repository:

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

GetDeb repository for Ubuntu 16.04

3. Finally update system package index and install Avidemux video editor:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install avidemux2.6-qt


To remove Avidemux, use the command below in a terminal window:

sudo apt remove avidemux2.6-qt && sudo apt autoremove

And the GetDeb repository can be removed via Software & Updates utility (Other Software tab).

OpenShot Video Editor

OpenShot video editor finally reached the new major 2.1 stable release. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04 via PPA.

OpenShot 2.1 adds support for displaying audio waveforms on clips, improves property editing, provides a new selection dropdown, supports user-configurable keyboard mapping, Windows 64-bit support, timeline improvements, a new startup tutorial, performance gains for effects, improved transitions, and much more.

The OpenShot Stable PPA has made the 2.1 release packages (Qt5 built) for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04. To install it, do:

1. Launch terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa


2. You may have both 1.4.3 and 2.1 releases installed on your system since the new release is built against Qt5 and uses different application icons.

Just run the commands below in terminal to update and install Shotwell 2.1:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install openshot-qt

And finally launch the video editor from Unity Dash and enjoy!

launch OpenShot video editor

OpenShot 2.1