LiVES Video Editor 2.8.7 Released with Enhancements

Last updated: July 1, 2017

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.


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


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.


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