LiVES - LiVES is a Video Editing System

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Downloads


Linux packages; click here.


Linux source; click here.

    Requirements to run LiVES

Windows and Mac (Intel) users

Windows and Mac (Intel) users can try out LiVES without installing anything, by downloading and burning a copy of >>AV Linux<<, either to DVD or bootable USB. Click on the link for more details of this great live distro !

* OSX users can also compile a native version of LiVES; see below for more details.

GNU/Linux, BSD and UNIX

OSX Leopard

LiVES will compile and run under OSX Leopard; you can follow the links here (English) or (Spanish) for more information; it would be great if somebody could create and send a simple installer package for OSX.

Software requirements (GNU/Linux)

For compilation from source, you will need:



Latest "development" version (recommended for most users) : 2.2.3 for GNU/Linux and UNIX systems (released 13 April 2014)


Safe LiVES file

Download : Source



README - how to install

Changes - See CHANGELOG for more details.

Release Notes

- Versions 2.2.0 and 2.2.1 both contained serious bugs. Please update to 2.2.3.
- Version 2.2.3 has known compilation problems with libav > version 54. An update will be available shortly.

Checksums

LiVES 2.2.3: Signed sha1 and sha256 checksums.
LiVES 2.2.2: Signed sha1 and sha256 checksums.
LiVES 2.0.5: Signed sha1 and sha256 checksums.
LiVES 2.0.4: Signed sha1 and sha256 checksums.
See the contact page to verify the gpg fingerprint.



Frei0r Support

These releases contain (optional) support for Frei0r effects. You can use these by: downloading Frei0r effects from http://files.dyne.org/frei0r/

Compile and install frei0r before compiling LiVES. Frei0r effects can be bound to keys in LiVES using the realtime effects window (ctrl-v).
For more information on frei0r, see: http://www.dyne.org/software/frei0r/



Binaries (some versions may not be current)

Note: if you know of a version which is not listed here, please let me know so I can add it. Packagers: please contact me so that I can send you the release/compilation notes.

Debian

LiVES is in the official debian repositories (unstable and testing), so:

aptitude install lives

should just work. Alternately you can use a graphical package manager like synaptic to download and install LiVES.

Note: if you have LiVES getdeb packages installed, you will need to remove these before installing from the debian repositories.

Note: please DO NOT install the LiVES packages from debian-multimedia.org, as they are broken, several years out of date and no longer supported.

Ubuntu

For Ubuntu users please install through the Ubuntu Software Center.

Packages are also available from getdeb.net. These packages have enhanced mpeg encoding/decoding support.

Note: if you have getdeb packages installed, you will need to remove these before installing from other sources.

Ubuntu Studio

Use the Ubuntu PPA if possible.

openSUSE

Packages for openSUSE are available here.

Fedora Core / RPMFusion

Fedora/RPM Fusion packages are now available here.

Slackware

LiVES for Slackware

Gentoo

For Gentoo users, there are ebuilds for x86, ppc and amd64. Just type "emerge lives" (without the quotes).

Gentoo users - you MUST make sure that you have installed gtk+ and imageMagick with jpeg and png support !

Mageia

LiVES is distributed in the Mageia core repositories.

Arch Linux

Packages can be obtained here

Custom Scripts for LiVES !

Once you have succesfully installed LiVES, you might want to customise it. LiVES uses scriptable plugins to create custom effects and tools. Add-ons can be downloaded/installed from here.

Extras

multi_encoder is now the recommended encoder for LiVES, it has its own requirements here.

To use all the other encoder plugins, you need:
These are all optional.

Work in progress...

Please see the code page.







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