HOW TO INSTALL LIVES FREE VIDEO EDITOR (MOVIE EDITOR) IN UBUNTU 16.04 – A BEST VIDEO EDITING SOFTWARE FOR LINUX
In this article we are going to learn How to install lives free video editor (movie editor) in Ubuntu 16.04. Lives is a open source video editing software used to edit video/movie files. Video editing software can be usable for you if you are professionally working as movie editor, When you are making any video tutorials, can be used while producing YouTube videos and so on. This application was written by Gabriel Finch using C, C++, Python and Perl programming language and released on year 2002 under GNU GPL license.
Now let’s have a look at features of Lives free video editor (movie editor) :
- Lives video editing software is available for various Linux distros i.e. Redhat, CentOS, Ubuntu, Fedora, Suse..etc…
- Supports almost all video formats.
- Easily resize, rotate and trim videos.
- Supports Input and Output streaming.
- Encode various video formats i.e. MPEG4, DVD, MPEG1, MPEG2, VCD.
- Videos can be played using Lives internal video player.
- Lives free video editor (movie editor) can edit remotely available files.
- Capture screen using Lives application.
- Supports various audio formats i.e. mp3, wav, mod…etc…
- Apply transitions and effects i.e. merge videos, zoom IN zoom OUT effect, fade IN and OUT and many more.
- Mixing of audios and videos using multiple tracks.
- Insert video, audio and images by drag and drop.
For more features and information’s of Lives video editing software you can visit the official website.
Follow the below steps to install lives free video editor (movie editor) in Ubuntu 16.04 – a best video editing software for Linux
Before start the installation of Lives free video editor (movie editor) application we have to install the official PPA repository for that as it’s not a part of default repository of Ubuntu 16.04. So to install the PPA repository use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/lives # Install PPA repository unofficial build of LiVES video editor and VJ tool. Maintained by http://ubuntuhandbook.org Source: http://lives-video.com/ More info: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntuhandbook1/+archive/ubuntu/lives Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpa1d9tdzx/secring.gpg' created gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmpa1d9tdzx/pubring.gpg' created gpg: requesting key 852541CB from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com gpg: /tmp/tmpa1d9tdzx/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created gpg: key 852541CB: public key "Launchpad PPA for Panda Jim" imported gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg: imported: 1 (RSA: 1) OK
After installing the PPA repository now update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 16.04 using below command to take effect.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get update # Update Packages & Repositories Hit:1 http://ppa.launchpad.net/audio-recorder/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease Get:2 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB] Hit:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/nilarimogard/webupd8/ubuntu xenial InRelease Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease Get:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB] Get:6 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security/main amd64 Packages [464 kB] Get:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB] Fetched 1,816 kB in 5s (323 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done
Now we are ready to install the Lives video editing software application. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install lives # Install the Application Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: libhtmlcxx3v5 libphonon4qt5-4 phonon-backend-gstreamer-common phonon4qt5-backend-gstreamer Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them. The following NEW packages will be installed: dvgrab esound-common ffmpeg frei0r-plugins icedax libaudiofile1 libavdevice-ffmpeg56 libavfilter-ffmpeg5 libavresample-ffmpeg2 libboost-regex1.58.0 libdirectfb-1.2-9 libebml4v5 libenca0 libesd0 libgavl1 libgif7 libguess1 libmatroska6v5 libpostproc-ffmpeg53 libquicktime2 librubberband2v5 libsdl1.2debian libsdl2-2.0-0 libsndio6.1 libsodium18 libsox-fmt-alsa libsox-fmt-base libsox2 libtheora-bin libunicap2 libva-wayland1 libva-x11-1 libvdpau1 libvorbisidec1 libweed0 libzmq5 lives lives-data lives-plugins mencoder mesa-vdpau-drivers mkvtoolnix mplayer mpv ogmtools python-pkg-resources rtmpdump sox vdpau-driver-all youtube-dl 0 upgraded, 50 newly installed, 0 to remove and 249 not upgraded. Need to get 22.1 MB of archives. After this operation, 92.9 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y ---> Enter 'y' to continue the installation
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As you can see above the Lives free video editor (movie editor) package has been installed successfully. Now to confirm the same use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -l lives # Confirm the installed Package Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-====================================-=======================-=======================-============================================================================= ii lives 2.8.9-0build1~ubuntu16. amd64 Video Editing system allowing users to edit and create video
Now to open the application just type the command lives on shell prompt. Refer the command below.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ lives # Open the Application
You can also open the Lives video editing software application graphically using Search your computer box. Refer the snapshot below.
To uninstall the application use the below command.
elinuxbook@ubuntu:~$ sudo dpkg -r lives # Uninstall the Application (Reading database ... 249746 files and directories currently installed.) Removing lives (2.8.9-0build1~ubuntu16.04) ... Processing triggers for man-db (2.7.5-1) ... Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ... Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ... Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ... Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
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