LiVES 2.2.5

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LiVES, LiVES is a Video Editing System.

Updated by on Saturday, July 5, 2014.
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LiVES began as the Linux Video Editing System. Since it now runs on more operating systems, LiVES is a Video Editing System. It is designed to be simple to use, yet powerful. It is small in size, yet it has many advanced features.

LiVES is part editor, part VJ tool. It is fully extendible through open standard RFX plugin scripts.

LiVES lets you start editing and making video right away, without having to worry about formats, frame sizes, or framerates. LiVES will let you start creating your own tools, utilities and effects via the built in RFX builder.

LiVES is aimed at the digital video artist who wants to create their own content, the video editor who wants to create professional looking video, and the VJ who wants to captivate with spectacular images.

Platforms: Linux, BSD, openMosix, IRIX
Requirements: mplayer, imageMagick, gtk+2

Latest releases :

2.2.5 [Stable]
July 5, 2014

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By Anonymous on Wednesday, April 27, 2005.

After many test and unsuccess of vidéos utilities to modifie, encode and decode the little videos realised vith my canon APN, I find Lives. It works fine on my Debian Sarge, is easy to use, although I am new in codec and so on. Last version is very stable and quick on my Celeron 17.Mhz with 512 Mo Ram. I use Alien to make a debian packet with the mdk's one. Just a little problem with fr_FR@euro local, I cant see all menu line. I do a LANG=fr_FR.utf8 and it works fine.

Good job. Thanks very much Salsaman.

Domi (france).

By salsaman on Thursday, January 6, 2005.

Sorry to hear you had such problems. This is the first such complaint I've heard. Obviously video editing requires a pretty fast, modern machine. I think the thousands of other satisfied LiVES users would disagree with you.

Anyway, feel free to make a bug report on sourceforge, or on channel #lives on freenode IRC.

By Anonymous on Wednesday, January 5, 2005.

Very buggy on my Mandrake 10.1 system, every click causes xmms to load, jams my gnome desktop, it locks up with no 'busy' feedback, takes forever to "process" each imported clip, eats resources like Ten Bears and the interface is impossible to understand. I'm sure it's very nice in the right hands on the right hardware, but on my machine, it's got a long way to go before it's even close to useful.

I don't want to discourage the author, and I do wish it lived up to it's claims because the free-software world needs video edit software for the home DV user, but frankly, I use Kino instead.

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