How To Install LiVES 2.2.8 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, LiVES is an open source video editor and VJ tool, enabling the users to easily add effects to more than 50 audio and video formats. The latest version avialable is LiVES 2.2.8, which has been recently released, coming with the below changes:

  • Fix crash in Insert Frames (regression).
  • Compilation fix for gtk+ 2.x
  • Compilation fixes for freeBSD
  • Add check for avformat_close_input in libav
  • Fix crash in projectM plugin.
  • Fix regression in x264_encoder.
  • Fix audio codec bug in mencoder_encoder.
  • Fix crash in “Show Details” after encoding failure.
  • Fix regression in “Insert Silence” for clips with no existing audio.
  • Check for avconv properly for Ubuntu in ffmpeg_encoder.
  • Update dirac / multi_encoder to encode to dirac/vorbis/mkv.
  • Add lossless dirac encoding.
  • Updates to fix lives_mkv_encoder.

In this article I will show you how to install LiVES 2.2.8 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.0 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing LiVES 2.2.8 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the lives package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/lives
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install lives

Optional, to remove lives, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove lives

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