Tuesday, May 23, 2017

How to Install VLC on Ubuntu Desktop

    VLC is a free and open source cross-platform multimedia player and framework that plays most multimedia files as well as DVDs, Audio CDs, VCDs, and various streaming protocols.

VLC Changelog:
  • Update for Soundcloud, liveleak and Youtube scripts
  • Fix potential out-of-band dereference in flac decoder
  • Fix potential out-of-band reads in mpeg packetizers
  • Fix infinite loop in subtitles demuxer

Monday, May 22, 2017

How to Install Mesa 17.1.0 via PPA on Ubuntu Desktop

   Mesa 17.1.0 implements the OpenGL 4.5 API, but the version reported by glGetString(GL_VERSION) or glGetIntegerv(GL_MAJOR_VERSION) / glGetIntegerv(GL_MINOR_VERSION) depends on the particular driver being used. Some drivers don't support all the features required in OpenGL 4.5. OpenGL 4.5 is only available if requested at context creation because compatibility contexts are not supported.

Mesa 17.1.0  New features
  • OpenGL 4.2 on i965/ivb
  • GL_ARB_gpu_shader_fp64 on i965/ivybridge
  • GL_ARB_gpu_shader_int64 on i965/gen8+, nvc0, radeonsi, softpipe, llvmpipe
  • GL_ARB_shader_ballot on nvc0, radeonsi
  • GL_ARB_shader_clock on nv50, nvc0, radeonsi

Sunday, May 21, 2017

How To Install OpenShot Video Editor 2.3.3 released On Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

   OpenShot Video Editor is a free, open-source video editor for Linux. OpenShot can take your videos, photos, and music files and help you create the film you have always dreamed of. Easily add sub-titles, transitions, and effects, and then export your film to DVD, YouTube, Vimeo, Xbox 360, and many other common formats.

OpenShot Video Editor 2.3.3 Changelog:
  • New release of openshot-qt! Bumping version to 2.3.3, and libopenshot depenency to 0.1.6
  • Adding CFBundlePackageType key to Info.plist, and symlinking a few files which I don't think are considered executables in the app bundle. A bit experimental, but trying to overcome an issue with Gatekeeper on OS X Sierra.

How to Install ClipGrab 3.6.5 on Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

     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.

How to install Deluge 1.3.15 on Ubuntu 14.04, 16.04 & Higher

   Deluge is a fully-featured cross-platform ​BitTorrent client. It is ​Free Software, licensed under the ​GNU GPLv3+ and adheres to ​freedesktop standards enabling it to work across many desktop environments.

Deluge 1.3.15 a bug fix release that resolves a few issues introduced in 1.3.14 along with other minor fixes.
Network Proxy Settings:
  • Since libtorrent 0.16 there has only been a single proxy that applies to all types (Peer, web, etc.) so to prevent bugs with accidentally unsetting the proxy values Deluge now only sets a single proxy but mirrors the settings from peer type to the other proxy types for user display only to show that proxy is enabled for all connections. In the GTKUI this means that the other types are greyed out and will be unable to be set. This is a stopgap measure for 1.3 code and is properly fixed for 2.0 release.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

How to Install ManaPlus on Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

   Terasology is a game that pays ample tribute to Minecraft in initial look and origin, but stakes out its own niche by adopting the NPC-helper and caretaker feel from such games as Dwarf Fortress and Dungeon Keeper, while striving for added depth and sophistication.

ManaPlus Changelog:
  • fix: possible crash if exit while downloading servers list.
  • fix: crashes in cart and some other inventories.
  • fix: socket leak in ipc.
  • fix: memory leak in screenshots.

How to install ScreenTranslator 2.0.0 Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

   This software allows to translate any text on screen. Basically it is a combination of screen capture, OCR and translation tools.

ScreenTranslator 2.0.0 Changelog:
  • Added a version for linux.
  • Added support for multiple monitors.
  • Added ability of recognition without translation.
  • Added ability to recapture from old image.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

How to install Opera 45 Released with Built-in Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp on Ubuntu

   Opera 45, codenamed Reborn, was released earlier today. The new release features included messengers are Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Telegram. To use any of them, simply click their icon. After you log in to the site, there are two ways of using this feature: you can open it in overlay or pin it side-by-side with your current tab. Pinning a communicator allows you to combine online chatting with a full browsing experience. You can also decide which of the messengers to enable in your sidebar by selecting them under ‘Customize start page.’

Features in Opera 45:
  • light and dark theme
  • Refined user interface, new icons, and animations.
  • More control over ad blocking

Saturday, May 13, 2017

How to install GIMP 2.8.22 GNU Image Manipulation Program on Ubuntu

GIMP 2.8.22 (GNU Image Manipulation Program) the most recent release, is a free cross-platform image editor that runs on various OSes which includes Linux, OS X, Windows etc. With GIMP, you can open and save images to most file formats and it offers many other useful features, plus the scope to add more using its plug-in system.

All platforms will benefit from a change to the image window hierarchy in single window mode, which improves painting performance when certain GTK+ themes are used.

How to install Babe Music Player on Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

Babe Music Player is a promising new tiny Qt Babe music player to keep your favorite songs at hand. Babe will handle all your whole music collections, hence letting you create custom playlists to organize your music with ease. Before we proceed on how to install Babe Music Player on ubuntu, lets look further on what it offers.

Qt Babe Music Player Features
  • Babe has three different view modes: 
    • the mini mode keeps on top of the windows and its size is just 200x200 px ,just displaying the art and playback controls
    • the playlist mode is unobtrusive and displays a list of your songs

Friday, May 12, 2017

How to Install Shotcut Video Editor 17.05.06 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  17.05.06 Changelog:
  •    This version just fixes some bugs and updates translations. In particular, it fixes a long standing bug that, on Windows, files with non-Latin characters in the name or path can not be opened or saved.

Install Sayonara Music Player 0.9.3 on Ubuntu 16.04 . 16.10, 17.04

   Sayonara is a small and lightweight Linux music player written in C++ with Qt5 framework. It uses Gstreamer as audio backend.

Main features

  • Many supported music and playlist formats
  • Media library with search function
  • Directory view
  • External device support

Thursday, May 11, 2017

How to install Fotoxx 17.04.2 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 17.04.2 Changelog:
  • ug Fixes:
    • Workaround for GTK draw event loop in Paint Image palette color selection.
    • Retouch Combo: always update distribution graph for dialog widget changes.

How to install FileZilla 3.25.2 released on Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

   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 3.25.2 changelog
  •     SFTP components have been updated and are now based on PuTTY 0.69
  •     Fixed potential stall during the final listing operation when finishing a queue which contained uploads
  •     Fix crash if filters.xml has become corrupted
  •     Fix FTP proxy support

How to install Avidemux 2.6.20 on Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

   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 2.6.20 Changelog:
  • Audio : AAC in mpegTS fix
  • Audio : external AAC import fix
  • MKV : try to better guess original timestamp

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

How to Install Cinnamon 3.4.0 on Ubuntu 17.04

Cinnamon is a Linux desktop which provides advanced innovative features and a traditional user experience. The desktop layout is similar to Gnome 2. The underlying technology is forked from Gnome Shell. The emphasis is put on making users feel at home and providing them with an easy to use and comfortable desktop experience.

Cinnamon 3.4.0 Changelog:
  • Fix gnome terminal losing desktop file association during cinnamon restart
  • cinnamon-json-makepot: Added support to scan for JS files inside sub-dirs.
  • Start systray applet first
  • Use generic marshaller

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

How to install XnView MP 0.86 on Ubuntu 17.04

   XnView MP is the enhanced version of XnView Classic. It is a powerful cross-platform media browser, viewer and converter. Compatible with more than 500 formats

XnView MP 0.86 Changlog:
  • [New] Clip Studio support
  • [New] OpenEXR last version
  • [New] LIBPNG 1.6.29
  • [New] LCMS 2.8
  • [New] ZLIB 1.2.11
  • [New] WebP 0.6.0
  • [New] SQLite 3.18.0

Monday, May 8, 2017

How To Install Install Quod Libet 3.8.1 on Ubuntu 17.04

    Quod Libet is a GTK+-based audio player written in Python, using the Mutagen tagging library. It’s designed around the idea that you know how to organize your music better than we do. It lets you make playlists based on regular expressions (don’t worry, regular searches work too). It lets you display and edit any tags you want in the file, for all the file formats it supports.

     The latest version available is QuodLibet 3.8.1, which has been recently released, bringing a huge list of changes:

  •     GStreamer: increase default buffer duration.
  •     Fix acoustid plugin
  •     Fix new playlists from menu

Sunday, May 7, 2017

How to Install Master PDF Editor 4.1.30 on Ubuntu 17.04

   Master PDF editor is a complete solution for viewing, printing and editing PDF files. It’s developed by Code Industry Ltd and available for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows.

    Master PDF Editor 4.0 is based on version 3.x. New release of the established PDF editor has all the best of what was implemented for earlier versions, but with lots of bug-fixes, new features and tools.
  •     Added function of scanning paper document into PDF file.
  •     Added OCR – optical character recognition.
  •     Added “Add/Delete Headers and Footers” function.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Install HP Print Drivers HPLIP 3.17.4 Adds New Printers

    HPLIP is a free, open-source HP-developed solution for printing, scanning, and faxing with HP inkjet and laser based printers in Linux.

Drivers HPLIP 3.17.4 Changelog:
Added Support for the Following New Printers:
  • HP LaserJet Managed Flow MFP E77822z  Printer
  • HP LaserJet Managed MFP E77822dn Printer
  • HP LaserJet Managed Flow MFP E77825z  Printer
  • HP LaserJet Managed MFP E77825dn Printer

How to install Shotwell 0.26.1 released on Ubuntu 17.04

  Shotwell 0.26.1 is an image organizer designed to provide personal photo management for the GNOME desktop Shotwell can import photos and videos from a digital camera directly. Shotwell automatically groups photos and videos by date, and supports tagging. Its image editing features allow users to straighten, crop, eliminate red eye, and adjust levels and color balance. It also features an auto "enhance" option that will attempt to guess appropriate levels for the image.

Shotwell 0.26.1 Changelog
  •  Sync with Debian git packaging (LP: #1581180). Remaining changes:
    •  debian/control, debian/test/*:
      •  Add autopilot autopkgtest to check import from a libgphoto2 camera (simulated with umockdev, recorded from a Canon PowerShot SX200). debian/tests/import will run under a local session D-BUS and xvfb, but you can also run the test interactively with "cd debian/tests; autopilot run autopilot_tests".

Friday, May 5, 2017

How to install Natron 2.2.7 on Ubunto 17.04

   Natron is a free and open source video compositing software, similar in functionality to Adobe After Effects or Nuke

  •     32 bits floating point linear colour processing pipeline.
  •     Colorspace management handled by the OpenColorIO library.
  •     Dozens of file formats supported: EXR, DPX,TIFF, JPG, PNG…thanks to OpenImageIO and FFmpeg.

How to install MakeMKV 1.10.5 on Ubuntu 17.04

  MakeMKV 1.10.5  is tool converts video clips from DVD / Blu-ray disc into a set of MKV files, preserving most information, so you may watch Blu-ray and DVD discs with your favorite player on your favorite OS or on your favorite device.


The software features:

  •     Reads DVD and Blu-ray discs
  •     Reads Blu-ray discs protected with latest versions of AACS and BD+
  •     Preserves all video and audio tracks, including HD audio
  •     Preserves chapters information

How to Install Atom Text Editor 1.16.0 on Ubuntu 17.04

   Atom is a text editor that's modern, approachable, yet hackable to the core a tool you can customize to do anything but also use productively without ever touching a config file.

     Atom is a free and open-source text and source code editor for OS X, Linux, and Windows with support for plug-ins written in Node.js, and embedded Git Control, developed by GitHub. Atom is a desktop application built using web technologies.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

How to install SMPlayer 17.4.3 Released on Ubuntu 17.04

  SMPlayer is a free media player for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs that can play virtually all video and audio formats. It doesn't need any external codecs. Just install SMPlayer and you'll be able to play all formats without the hassle to find and install codec packs.

SMPlayer 17.4.2 Changelog:
  •     New option (menu View -> OSD) to display the times with milliseconds.
  •     New fix for the thumbnail generator that works also with older versions of mpv.
  •     Bugfix: the position of the video is remembered when it's opened by drag & drop.

How to install Stellarium 0.15.2 on Ubuntu 17.04

    Stellarium is a free open source planetarium for your computer. It shows a realistic sky in 3D, just like what you see with the naked eye, binoculars or a telescope.

Stellarium 0.15.2 changelog :
  •   Added new algorithm for DeltaT from Stephenson, Morrison and Hohenkerk (2016)
  •   Added use QOpenGLWidget
  •   Added new option to InfoString group
  •   Added orbit visualization data for asteroids
  •   Added calculation of extincted magnitudes of satellites

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

How to install MuseScore 2.1 Released! on Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

   MuseScore 2.1, a free music notation software, was released today with new note input modes and a huge list of bug-fixes.

MuseScore 2.1 Changelog:
  •     New note input modes allow you to play music on a MIDI keyboard in real time and have MuseScore transcribe both pitches and rhythms, either using the built-in metronome or your foot pedal to keep the tempo
  •     New input mode to allow entry of rhythm first, pitches later

How to Install LibreOffice 5.3.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

   LibreOffice 5.3 represents a significant step forward in the evolution of the software: it offers an introduction to new features such as online with collaborative editing, which increase the competitive positioning of the application, and at the same time provides incremental improvements, to make the program more reliable, interoperable and user-friendly.

LibreOffice 5.3.2 Changelog :
  • revert "Closing parenthesis is now detected
  • convert bmps to png
  • sw: make lcl_DebugMarks output more readable, pos. at the start
  • convert bmps to png

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

How to install LiVES Video Editor 2.8.5 Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

   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 mixes realtime video performance and non-linear editing in one professional quality application. It will let you start editing and making video right away, without having to worry about formats, frame sizes, or framerates. It is a very flexible tool which is used by both professional VJ's and video editors - mix and switch clips from the keyboard, use dozens of realtime effects, trim and edit your clips in the clip editor, and bring them together using the multitrack timeline.

How to install Krita 3.1.3 released on Ubuntu 16.04 & Higher

   Krita 3.1.3 is mainly a bug fix release with some new features. Every user is strongly recommended to update.

Krita 3.1.3 released highlights:
New Features
  •     implement context menu actions for default tool (cut, copy, paste, object ordering)
  •     added option to allow multiple instances of krita (BUG 377199)
  •     scale around pivot point added