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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, , 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

Vote for LiVES - Best Project for Multimedia, Sourceforge Community Choice Awards 2009

Posted by Salsaman 2009-07-08

LiVES 1.0.0-pre1 released !

Yes, the best and most popular Linux video editing software does it again - a new update. This version is in preparation for the 1.0 release which will take place during OSCON 2009. All features have now been frozen pending the 1.0 version, so please report any bugs encountered to the lives-users mailing list.

The countdown to 1.0 begins now...!

Posted by Salsaman 2009-06-16

LiVES released !

Version of LiVES has been released. This version adds support for realtime audio mxing in the multitrack window, fixes some rendering bugs, and adds an initial Russian and much improved Italian translations.

This will be the last of the development releases before 1.0 pre, so it is important that users report any bugs, no matter how trivial in order to get them fixed for 1.0.

Posted by Salsaman 2009-06-02

LiVES released !

Version of LiVES has been released. Changes in this version include:

Fix track visibility when on video track > 0 (regression).
Right click in separate window will save frame (regression).
Improved usability of audio_transition.
Fix crash in text parameters (regression).
Improved handling of jack startup problems.
Fix mt time selection with mouse mode select.
Implement several new OMC commands for the background clip.
Audio fade in/out can now be applied to the selection.
Remove redundant "bgcolour" preference.
Add initial Turkish translation (thanks to "gamer").

Posted by Salsaman 2009-05-02

LiVES released !

Yes folks, LiVES development goes on ! Here is the latest release: New features include effects/playback optimisations, new effects, LiVES to LiVES streaming and the usual GUI polish and assorted bug fixes.

So don't delay, upgrade your copy of LiVES today !

Posted by Salsaman 2008-07-18

LiVES released !

For more details, please see the website:

Posted by Salsaman 2008-03-11

LiVES released !

Version of LiVES ( has been released.

Changes in this release include:

Fix crash when "clear realtime effects" or "load default keymap" is
clicked in the realtime effects window (regression).
Fix selection end when timeline is zoomed.
Add option "change video speed to fit time".
Add "VJ/Reset frames and frame rates".
Add "reset current framerate" key (ctrl-enter).
Support for opening images containing multiple frames (e.g. animated gif).
Fix crash when recording/rendering a generator with no clips open.
Add startup option "-aplayer".
Fix yuv4mpeg stream out palette (regression) and fps.
Mend broken behaviour of "compositor"
Scale preview image correctly in multitrack.
Add desktop menu entries
Show preview in multitrack.
Many small fixes.
Fix some broken effects (shrink/expand, tunnel, transition_bwthresh).

Posted by Salsaman 2007-05-30

LiVES released

LiVES has been released. Please see the Changelog for more details.

Posted by Salsaman 2007-03-17

LiVES released

Because of a file load/save bug in the original 0.9.8 release, I have released

Anyone who downloaded 0.9.8 is advised to upgrade ASAP.

For the complete list of changes, see:

Posted by Salsaman 2006-12-19

LiVES 0.9.8 released

LiVES version 0.9.8 has been released.

For the full list of changes, please see:

Highlights include:
- faster startup and set loading
- new effects
- new audio features
- more stable code

Posted by Salsaman 2006-12-18

LiVES 0.9.6 released

Version 0.9.6 of LiVES has been released. This release contains some nice usability fixes, and many updates to the multitrack editing window.

Posted by Salsaman 2006-07-23

LiVES 0.9.5 released

Version 0.9.5 of LiVES has been released. For more information, please see

Posted by Salsaman 2006-01-01

0.9.1 RPMs for Mandrake 10.1

LiVES 0.9.1 RPMs and SRPMs for Mandrake 10.1 have been added.
Downloads are available in the "Files" section.

Posted by Salsaman 2004-12-14

LiVES 0.9.1 released

Version 0.9.1 of LiVES (LiVES is a Video Editing System) has been released. LiVES is a versatile, powerful, yet easy to use video editing, processing and presentation system. It is used by digital video artists and VJs around the world.

Using LiVES you can edit most types of video, images and streams, and then save back to any of over 40 supported output formats (e.g. mpeg1/2, ogg theora, swf, animated gif).... read more

Posted by Salsaman 2004-12-12

LiVES 0.8.5 now on sourceforge !

LiVES, the Linux Video Editing System comes to Sourceforge ! The 0.8.5 release is now available for download from sourceforge mirrors.

For more information about the LiVES project, click on the homepage for the site:

Posted by Salsaman 2004-03-25

News page

For the latest news of the LiVES project, please see this page:

Posted by Salsaman 2004-03-08