Monday, November 21, 2016

Install Avidemux 2.6.15 Improved hardware decoding on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

   Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.

Avidemux is available for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows under the GNU GPL license.

Avidemux 2.6.15 changelog 
  • Hw Accel : Fixed nvEnc and added simple nvEnc-HEVC (windows/linux)
  • Hw Accel : Added support for HEVC/VC1 with libVA (linux)
  • Hw Accel : Experimental Dxva2 video decoder + Dxva2/D3D display engine (windows)
  • Demux : Mpeg TS, fix non multiple of 16 file management (euma)
  • Audio/win32 : Fixed CPU consumption when playing audio
  • Editor : Fixed copy /paste /delete /undo (euma)
  • Editor : A *lot* of seeking bugs fixed (euma)
  • Editor : A *lot* of marker management bugs fixed (euma)
  • Audio : Added FDK-AAC as encoder
  • x26* : Added a "None" preset
  • x265 : Fixed 2 pass encoding on windows
  • i18n : Qt4 vs Qt5 language fix (D. Amm)
  • i18n : German translation updated (euma)
  • UI : Added reload default settings (euma)
  • UI : Allow minimizing to tray while encoding (euma)
  • OSX : Update to Sierra
Installation instructions:

 Opening terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and running the command:

$ sudo sh -c 'echo "deb xenial-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

$ wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install avidemux2.6-qt

(Optional) To remove Avidemux, use command:

$ sudo apt-get remove avidemux-qt
$ sudo apt-get autoremove