How To Install LiVES 2.2.7 On Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 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 2.2.7, which has been recently released, coming with the below fixes:

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  • Add support for audio triggered generators.
  • Add support for projectM (milkdrop) generators.
  • Improvements to openGL playback plugin.
  • Add permanent inputs in jack and pulse audio when handling external audio.
  • Fix bug in chroma_blend transition.
  • Further code cleanup.
  • Fix text width for “show VJ keys” window.
  • Remove unnecessary deinterlacing from threaded player.
  • Added OSC commands /clip/selection/rte_apply, /clip/undo and /clip/redo.
  • Add libvisual plugins to correct submenu (regression).
  • Minor fixes for the rfx builder window.
  • Minor fixes for merge in clip editor.

In this article I will show you how to install LiVES 2.2.7 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Peppermint Five, Linux Lite 2.0, Deepin 2014 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Because it is available via PPA, installing LiVES 2.2.7 on Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04 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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