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LiVES 2.8.4 released

This release fixes a bug (regression) in Insert Silence. While testing this I noticed long standing (minor) bug with Undo after Insert Silence - this has also been corrected.

ChangeLog

Fix error in Insert Silence (regression).
Fix minor issue with Undo Insert Silence.
Minor GUI updates for Insert Silence dialog.

Posted by Salsaman 2017-01-15

LiVES 2.8.3 released

ChangeLog

Version 2.8.3

Correct errors in cance Insert fix from 2.8.2
Fix some minor issues with alarm timers.
Fix trivial focus issue with Insert dialog in Clip Editor.

Version 2.8.2 (27 November 2016)

Fix loss of audio when cancelling Insert operation in Clip Editor.
Minor compilation fix for Toonz plugins.
Updated translation to Ukranian (Yuri Chornoivan).

Posted by Salsaman 2017-01-06

LiVES 2.8.1 released

ChangeLog

Fix various security issues on multi-user systems - see:
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=756565
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=798043

Fix audio length encoding bug:
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=810146

Fix some compilation issues.

Posted by Salsaman 2016-10-24

LiVES 2.8.0 released

All users are advised to upgrade due to problems in 2.6.8 release.

ChangeLog

Correct blank frame fix from 2.6.8 (add one to last frame).
Fix coding error when centering windows.
Correctly parse the path variables for frei0r, libvisual and ladspa.
Set nicer defaults for RGBDelay effect.

Posted by Salsaman 2016-09-03

LiVES 2.6.8 released

See ChangeLog for full details of changes

Posted by Salsaman 2016-08-27

LiVES 2.6.2 released

Hi all,
this new release fixes a bug in 2.6.1 which caused a crash on fresh installs. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Posted by Salsaman 2016-03-28

LiVES 2.6.1 released

Version 2.6.1 of the VJ / Video Editing program LiVES has been released !

Here is the Changelog for this version:

Fix flickering in multi threaded palette conversion.
Improved YUV / RGB palette conversions.
Play selections should function even after switching clips, restarting playback.
Add encoded files to global "recently used files".
Implement new theming engine, allow custom themes / colours in Preferences.
Fix bug with layout reloading after crash.
Fix bugs in setting in/out points in multitrack.
Fix showing of textbuffer parameters in effect windows (regression).
Fix possible minor memory leak when applying inplace effects (regression).
Fix crash / bug in MIDI / joystick learner.
Fix bug which prevented OSC clip changes during recording.
Rewrite keyboard handler, fixing keyboard repeat for ctrl-arrow keys.
Allow for slightly longer strings in LiVES libOSC.
Improvements to edge detect and onedTV filters.
Compatibility updates for ffmpeg 2.9+
Add qtrle format and quality settings to ffmpeg_encoder.
Add new VJ keys: ctrl-alt-space (change direction of background clip), ctrl-alt-page-up/down (adjust speed of background clip)
Major code cleanup and optimisations.
Minor compilation fixes for gtk+ 2.x
Fix bug in finding of "Next filter map" in multitrack.
Updated translation to Ukranian (thanks Yuri Churnoivan).
Updated translation to Brazilian Portuguese.

Posted by Salsaman 2016-03-27

LiVES 2.6.0 released

ChangeLog:

Fix crash when applying rendered effects to virtual clips.
Add h264/aac, wmv2, ffv1 and mjpeg encodings to ffmpeg_encoder.
Fix memory leak in new style gdkpixbuf converter.
Fix frame seek bug in avformat decoder with non-zero start time.
Autoscroll "Show details" when encoding.
Work around a gtk+ crash bug in GtkTextView with lots of text.
Show missing libraries in ffmpeg_encoder.
Show time remaining estimate for encoding for most encoder formats.
OK / Cancel in the file chooser should immediately cancel any preview (regression).
Add "Use current clip values" button when entering multitrack.
Fix memory leak in pulseaudio input analysis.
Minor GUI improvements.

Posted by Salsaman 2016-02-01

LiVES 2.4.8 released

Changelog:
(2.4.8)
Fix hang in merge in Clip Editor (regression).
Fix rendering error in multitrack (wrong clip number).

(2.4.7)
Fix regression in "Insert Silence".
Fix background colour for notebook tabs in multitack (gtk+ 3.x)
Fix crash when entering Preferences dialog (GType error).
Reshow timeline after hiding it.
Update current time when clicking on timeline header in Multitrack (regression).
Tested support for SDL 2.x (does not work)
Trivial compiler fix for gtk+ 2.x... read more

Posted by Salsaman 2016-01-24

LiVES 2.4.6 released

This version fixes memory issues with gtk+ >= 3.16, and also a bug with reloading multitrack layouts.

CHANGELOG

Fix crashes and compatibility issues with gtk+ >= 3.16
Fix a bug with missing clips when reloading layouts.
Minor GUI improvements.
Minor compilation fixes.
Updates to French translation (thanks Jean-Marc).

Posted by Salsaman 2015-12-19

LiVES 2.4.5 released

Due to a bug in resizing for encoding, all users are advised to upgrade.

CHANGELOG:

Fix for undo after downsampling video (regression).
Fix regression in resizing when encoding.
Set default encoder to multi_encoder3 if python version >= 3.
Fix some message translation issues in dialog windows.
Fix missing audio issue after loading new audio for a clip.
mplayer2 compatibility fix for ffmpeg_encoder.
Minor fix for compiling without OSC.
Remove support for transcode_encoder.... read more

Posted by Salsaman 2015-12-02

LiVES 2.4.4 released

Due to an audio resampling bug in LiVES 2.4.3 all users are adivsed to upgrade.

Changelog:

Fix regression in audio resampling with sox.
GUI improvements to joystick / midi learner for gtk+ 3.x
GUI improvements for Events window.
Add support for joystick analog stick control.
Add improved warnings for letterboxing with missing imageMagick.
Fix overwide Clip Info windows.

Posted by Salsaman 2015-11-22

LiVES 2.4.3 released

Here is the ChangeLog for this version:

Fix occasional hang when inserting frames in clips.
Fix possible dataloss (effects applied) when re-entering multitrack mode.
Work around a GTK+ bug where menu items with submenus can no longer be set insensitive.
Fix for setting cdplayer device in Preferences.
Fix gtk critical in clip info window.
Fix window sizing errors in rfxbuilder.
Fix for encoding with sox version 14.4.2
Theming updates for darker themes with gtk+ 3.x
Add icedax as altname for cdda2wav.
Make better use of missing CD device warning.
Remove some spurious effect reinitialisations for webcams.
Allow application of audio effects to the backing audio track in multitrack mode.
Minor GUI improvements.
Prepend current directory to filenames in startup options when necessary.

Posted by Salsaman 2015-11-16

LiVES 2.4.2 released

Hi all,
I am very pleased to announce the release of LiVES version 2.4.2. This version is again mostly a bugfix release. Amongst other things It fixes a memory buffer issue with audio triggered video generators.

There are also some nice fixes for headless mode. In particular the -noplaywin switch now does what it says on the box and hides the playback window. This is useful if you are streaming the video output and you don't want it shown on the screen.... read more

Posted by Salsaman 2015-09-15

LiVES 2.2.6 released

Version 2.2.6 of LiVES, the program which mixes video editing with VJ functions, has just been released.

This version adds support for Kinect cameras.

Posted by Salsaman 2014-08-17

LiVES online survey

If you use LiVES, please help with my research by taking a quick online survey about the application.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1B4V-LcZu8yTYlNeFFDpOPe_xyBo79vUX9j85g0Ye2PA/viewform

Posted by Salsaman 2013-04-27

LiVES 2.0.1 released

Version 2.0.1 of the video editing / VJ application LiVES has been released.

Homepage: http://lives.sourceforge.net

Changelog:

Fix crash in recording external audio with pulse player (regression).
Minor widget fixes with startup dialogs and labels (regression).
Refactor timeline drawing in multitrack.
Enable compilation with gtk+ 3.
Implement new timeline widget for gtk+ 3.
Prevent some audio being dropped when re-entering multitrack.
Fixes for beat_detector plugin.
Various optimisations and minor bugfixes.
Updates to all language translations (added translator credits).

Posted by Salsaman 2013-04-07

LiVES 2.0.0 released

Version 2.0.0 of the video editing / VJ application LiVES has been released.

Homepage: http://lives.sourceforge.net

Changelog:

Fix crash in recording external audio with pulse player (regression).
Minor widget fixes with startup dialogs and labels (regression).
Refactor timeline drawing in multitrack.
Enable compilation with gtk+ 3.
Implement new timeline widget for gtk+ 3.
Prevent some audio being dropped when re-entering multitrack.
Fixes for beat_detector plugin.
Various optimisations and minor bugfixes.
Updates to all language translations (added translator credits).

Posted by Salsaman 2013-04-07

LiVES 1.6.2 released

Support was added for fast opening of MPEG TS (HDV) clips. Backup and restore is now much faster. Bugs were fixed for rendered effect triggers, undo cut, file open preview, and pad audio. The timer code was cleaned up, and experimental support was added for video analyzer, data processing, and audio generating plugins. A hang in preferences when the image type was set to JPEG was fixed, as were several other minor bugs... read more

Posted by Salsaman 2012-06-26

LiVES 1.6.1 released

Version 1.6.1 of the video editing and VJ application, LiVES, has been released.

For more info, see http://lives.sourceforge.net

Posted by Salsaman 2012-02-06

LiVES 1.3.2 released

The latest release of the LiVES package adds support for live camera/TV card inputs.

Posted by Salsaman 2010-03-23

LiVES 1.1.6 released

This version fixes a hang/crash in the pulse audio player, allows setting of start/end points for clips in the multitrack window and adds 4 new realtime transitions.

Posted by Salsaman 2009-11-17

LiVES 1.1.3 released

New features include out-of-the-box support for pulse audio, a new set listing feature for "Reload Set", and patches for building on BSD and Solaris. In addition, the multitrack audio mixer was broken in the last release and this has now been fixed. Also includes an initial translation to Finnish.

Posted by Salsaman 2009-10-04

LiVES version 1.0.0 released

After over 6 years of development, the 1.0.0 version of LiVES, http://lives.sourceforge.net , a free software video editing and VJ system for Linux/BSD was released this week.

Features include:

Loading and editing of almost any video format, with instant opening of dv and ogg/theora video; playback at variable frame rates, forward and in reverse; frame and sample accurate cutting and pasting; streaming input and output; encoding to over 50 different formats; dozens of realtime and rendered effects, generators and transitions; a multitrack window with limitless number of audio and video tracks and much more.... read more

Posted by Salsaman 2009-07-24

LiVES 1.0.0-pre2 released !

The LiVES project continues its success story with the second beta pre-release !

For more info, see http://lives.sourceforge.net

Vote for LiVES - Best Project for Multimedia, Sourceforge Community Choice Awards 2009
http://sourceforge.net/community/cca09/vote/?f=466

Posted by Salsaman 2009-07-08