Thursday, April 27, 2017

How to install Avidemux 2.6.19 better support for HEVC in mpeg TS

   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 2.6.19 Changelog:
  • Filter : All filters with preview have better navigation dialogs
  • Filter : Delogo filter UI redone

How to install oStorybook 5.00.03 on Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

   Storybook is an open source software for writers, essayists, authors. Used from the draft to the final work, with oStorybook you can never lose the history of the field of view. oStorybook helps you to maintain control over the various developments of your story.

Except for the usual schedule, version 5.00.02 is available. The version of April 2017 presented some serious anomalies which justified this publication of urgency.

The new version 5.00.03 is now available. You will find the following changes:
  • resolution of the order in the ComboBox (characters in particular)
  • simplification of messages for internationalization

How to Install Shotcut Video Editor 17.04.03 on Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

    Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform video editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. Major features include support for a wide range of formats; no import required meaning native timeline editing; Blackmagic Design support for input and preview monitoring; and resolution support to 4k.

Shotcut  17.04.03 Changelog:
  •     Fix crashing on launch on the new macOS 10.12.4.
  •     Added Japanese translation.
  •     Added Turkish translation.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

How to Install Luminance HDR 2.5.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

Luminance HDR is a graphical user interface (based on the Qt5 toolkit) that provides a complete workflow for HDR imaging. Supported HDR formats:  OpenEXR (extension: exr), Radiance RGBE (extension: hdr), Tiff formats: 16bit, 32bit (float) and LogLuv (extension: tiff), Raw image formats (extension: various), PFS native format (extension: pfs) , Supported LDR formats:  JPEG, PNG, PPM, PBM, TIFF, FITS

Luminance HDR 2.5.0  Changelog:
  • NEW: New tonemapping operator ferradans11
  • NEW: New tonemapping operator mai11
  • NEW: Better HiDPI support
  • NEW: Better CLI interface, also for Windows

How to Install Wireshark 2.2.6 on Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

  Wireshark is the world’s most popular network protocol analyzer. It is used for troubleshooting, analysis, development and education.

Wireshark 2.2.6 Changelog:
  •     T30 FCF byte decoding masks DTC, CIG and NCS.
  •     Wireshark gives decoding error during rnsap message dissection(SCCP reassembly).
  •     Added IEEE 802.15.4-2003 AES-CCM security modes (packet-ieee802154).

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Install MPV Player 0.25 Released on Ubuntu 17.04

   MPV is a free and open-source media player forked from MPlayer2. It was started to modernize MPlayer by adding modern features, and removing unmaintainable code and dropping support for very old systems.

MPV 0.25 changelog
  •     --demuxer-lavf-probe-info
  •     --sub-filter-sdh, --sub-filter-sdh-harder
  •     add automatic libavfilter bridges to option parsing

Monday, April 24, 2017

How to Install Arduino IDE 1.8.2 on Ubuntu 17.04

   Arduino is an open-source prototyping platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino boards are able to read inputs - light on a sensor, a finger on a button, or a Twitter message - and turn it into an output - activating a motor, turning on an LED, publishing something online. You can tell your board what to do by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board.

Arduino IDE 1.8.2 Changelog
  • Fix command line: works again with relative paths (regression)
  • Fix command line: "--save-prefs" works again (regression)
  • AVR toolchain has been updated with a tentative fix for the ld-returned-5-exit-status bug

Sunday, April 23, 2017

How to Install Wine 2.0.1 Stable on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10, 17.04

   Wine (originally an acronym for "Wine Is Not an Emulator") is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, Mac OSX, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.

Wine 2.0.1 changelog:
  • DirectDraw games (Jojo's Fashion Show 2: Las Cruces demo, The Chosen: Well of Souls) try to lock surface with invalid dwSize
  • Black & White: DXTC to ARGB converter not implemented
  • Open dialog crashes if the desktop folder is at a Unicode path that cannot be represented in the current locale

How to install Brackets 1.9 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10, 17.04 via PPA

   Brackets is a lightweight, yet powerful, modern text editor. We blend visual tools into the editor so you get the right amount of help when you want it without getting in the way of your creative process.

What's New in Release 1.9
  •     Reverse inspect in Live Preview : Brackets 1.9 ships with Reverse-inspect in Live Preview. Now clicking on an element in Live Preview highlights the corresponding tag in the source code.
  •     Support for “Replace All” action in Find & Replace : Brackets now supports “Replace All” in Find & Replace along with batch operation.

How to install Firefox 53 Released with Stability Improvements

   Mozilla Firefox web browser has reached the 53 stable release makes Firefox faster and more stable with a separate process for graphics compositing (the Quantum Compositor). Compact themes and tabs save screen real estate, and the redesigned permissions notification improves usability.

Firefox 51 Changelog : 
  •     Improved graphics stability for Windows users with the addition of compositor process separation (Quantum Compositor)
  •     Two new 'compact' themes available in Firefox, dark and light, based on the Firefox Developer Edition theme

How to install Fotoxx 17.04.1 Photo Editor on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10, 17.04

   Fotoxx is a free Linux program for editing photos or other images and managing a large collection. Image directories (folders) can be viewed as a scrolling gallery of thumbnail images. Navigating directories and subdirectories is simple and fast. Click on a thumbnail for a full window view of the image. The image can be zoomed, panned and scrolled using the mouse. Gallery thumbnails can vary from small to huge. Popup windows can be used to view multiple images at any scale. Galleries are also used to display image search results and albums.

Fotoxx 17.04.1 Changelog:
Bug Fixes:
  •   Crash in thumbnail gallery of RAW files if thumbnail size is large.
  •   Sharpen Image: error message if [apply] and no method was chosen.
  •   Retouch Combo: [reset] omitted reset of "amplify" slider.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Virtualbox 5.1.20 Released, Install on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10, 17.04

    VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware, targeted at server, desktop and embedded use.Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.

Virtualbox 5.1.20 Changelog:
  •     GUI: don't check if the Extension Pack is up-to-date if the user is about to install a new Extension Pack
  •     GUI: fixed a possible crash when switching a multi-monitor VM into full-screen or seamless mode

Thursday, April 20, 2017

How to Install SimpleNote 1.0.8 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10, 17.04

   SimpleNote is an open-source alternative to EverNote. It’s free, lightweight and available for Linux, Mac, Windows, Android, iOS and the web.

SimpleNote features:
  •     Automatic sync between your devices.
  •     Revert your notes to previous versions
  •     Share your notes to others for viewing and editing.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

How to Install HandBrake 1.0.4 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10, 17.04

    HandBrake is a free and open-source video transcoder, originally developed in 2003 by Eric Petit (aka "titer" from his SVN repository username) to make ripping a film from a DVD to a data storage device easier. Since then, it has undergone many changes and revisions.
     HandBrake is available for Linux, macOS, and Windows. It uses third-party libraries such as Libav, libvpx, and x265.

HandBrake 1.0.4 Changelog:

  •     Fixed H.264 decoding using Libav where the initial GOP was dropped
  •     Fixed 2-pass x265 encoding where the source header incorrectly specifies frame rate

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

How to Upgrade Ubuntu 16.10 to Ubuntu 17.04

   Ubuntu 17.04, code named Zesty Zapus, is the future release that will succeed Ubuntu 16.10 and even though it’s End of life date has been scheduled for January 2018, the development team aims to bring a lot of upgrades, fixes, and additions in this release.

   Its final release has been scheduled for the 13th of April 2017.

Upgrade to Ubuntu 17.04 from Ubuntu 16.10

Before getting started, you need to do some preparations:
1. Backup of important data, bookmarks, and other user documents.

Monday, April 17, 2017

How to install Flowblade 1.12.0 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

    Flowblade 1.12 is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux. Flowblade has some operational advantages over other video editors which make it faster. Simple tweaks in the latest version which make it more precise and it is robust and stable by design.

Flowblade 1.12 Features
  •     4 move tools
  •     3 trim tools
  •     4 methods to insert / overwrite / append clips on the timeline
  •     Drag'n'Drop clips on the timeline
  •     Clip and compositor parenting with other clips
  •     Max. 9 combined video and audio tracks available

Thursday, April 6, 2017

How to install PhotoFilmStrip 3.0.2 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

   PhotoFilmStrip creates movies out of your pictures in just 3 steps. First select your photos, customize the motion path and render the video. There are several output possibilities for VCD, SVCD, DVD up to FULL-HD.

 PhotoFilmStrip 3.0.2 Features:
Simple user interface

  • The user interface is kept simple, to let the user do the important things - customizing the slideshow.
  • On the left hand side the user can set the motion start point. The motion end point can set up on the right hand side. In the center you can see tool buttons that gives acces to convenience functions to customize the motion path.

How to Install ClipGrab 3.6.4 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

     ClipGrab is a free downloader and converter for YouTube, Vimeo, Metacafe, Dailymotion and many other online video sites.  It converts downloaded videos to MPEG4, MP3 or other formats in just one easy step.

Which sites are supported by ClipGrab?
  • YouTube
         YouTube is the most popular video website in the world. This is also why it is the most important site supported by ClipGrab.
Videos can be downloaded in HD (1080p und 720p) as well as in standard definition (480p, 360p and 240p).         Additionally, ClipGrab provides an integrated and easy-to-use search function for YouTube videos.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

How to install Popout3D 1.4.1 released on Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04

    Create a 3D picture from photographs taken with an ordinary camera
    Take a set of photos of a subject and the software will create a 3D image from each pair of photos in the set, so that you can choose the best. Formats available are anaglyph (red/cyan), side-by-side and crossover. Several sets of photos can be processed at once.

Installation instructions:

   The GetDeb repository contains the latest packages of Popout3D, available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and derivatives.

How to install FileZilla 3.25.1 released on Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04

   FileZilla is a free, cross-platform and full-featured FTP (File Transfer Protocol) solution for the Linux and Open Source ecosystems. It is also compatible with the Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.

FileZilla 3.25.1 changelog
  •     OS X: Fixed a crash if connecting to old servers not supporting UTF-8
  •     Fixed timeout detection
Installation instructions:

   The GetDeb repository contains the latest packages of FileZilla, available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and derivatives.