How To Install LIVES In Ubuntu In Ubuntu

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Dear linux readers,

In this tutorial I will show you how to install LIVES, a nice open source video editor and VJ tool.

This volunteer project runs on GNU/Linux, BSD and UNIX machines that meet the following requirements:

- x86 800MHZ+ (recommended) or PPC (spec unknown) or amd64 (any). 2GHz+ Pentium/AMD for real time effects.
- 256MB+ memory for encoding (recommended 512 MB+)
- 5 – 10+ GB disk space as a minimum (more is better)
- GNU/Linux 2.x, BSD, openMosix or Solaris (OpenSolaris 2009.06 or higher) (also compiles under IRIX)

Lives software requirements:

- mplayer 0.90rc1+ compiled with png/jpeg support (version 1.0pre8+ recommended)
- ImageMagick 5+
- perl 5+
- gtk+ 2.4.0+ (2.14+ recommended) or gtk+ 3.0.0+
- libjpeg62 and/or libpng
- gdk-pixbuf-loaders
- sox with libsox-fmt-all
- libpulse0 (recommended)
- python 2.3.4+ (recommended)
- SDL (recommended)
- mencoder 1.0-pre5+ (recommended)
- libmjpeg-tools (recommended)
- libtheora (recommended)
- libjack/jackit (optional)
- cdda2wav (optional)

Install LIVES On Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

You can compile and install LIVES from source by downloading it here but in this tutorial I will install it via ppa. Open a new terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and run the following commands.

sudo add-apt-repository -y ppa:n-muench/vlc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lives

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