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MPV Reached 0.28 Release with Vulkan Support

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MPV video player reached the 0.28.0 release recently. Due to major refactoring, it requires FFmpeg >= 3.4. New Features added in MPV 0.28: Add DRM_PRIME Format Handling and Display for RockChip MPP decoders Add support for Display P3 primaries support multiple seekable cached ranges, display cache ranges on OSC demux_playlist: support .url files dvb: Add multiple frontends support (up to ...

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Darktable 2.4.0 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu

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A new major release of the open-source photography workflow software, Darktable 2.4.0, was released earlier today. Darktable 2.4 comes with hundreds of issues closed. There are various new features and changes, and the biggest of them is support for Microsoft Windows. The big changes in Darktable 2.4: A new module for haze removal The local contrast module can now be ...

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Google Chrome Asks Password to Unlock Login Keyring

For Ubuntu users who get problem that Google chrome asks for password to unlock the login keyring on every startup, as the picture shown below, a workaround is to set the default password store from gnome (or kwallet) keyring to chrome’s built-in. To do so, open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T for by searching for ‘terminal’ from application launcher. When it ...

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How to Install VLC 3.0 RC in Ubuntu 16.04, 17.10

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The new major VLC media player 3.0 reached RC2 release. The VideoLAN team made it easy to test VLC 3.0 dev releases via Snap packages in Ubuntu. Changes in VLC 3.0 include: HTTP/2 support. Improved UPnP support. Adaptive streaming support. Early work on Wayland support Optional systemd support. Support for network browsing with Samba, FTP/SFTP, NFS, and other protocols. Support ...

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Shotwell 0.27.2 Released with Improvements (PPA)

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Gnome photo manager shotwell 0.27.2 was released a day ago with performance improvements and some bug-fixes. Changes in Shotwell 0.27.2 includes: Use meson for building the debian package Improve the wording for the “Width or Height” scaling constraint Fix unmounting the camera when it is mounted via mtp, not gphoto2 Speed up color transformations Refactor Tumblr and Flickr code to ...

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How to Install Lastest FileZilla Client 3.29.0 via Flatpak

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Due to outdated Gnome platform, you can not always install the latest FileZilla client easily via traditional .deb build packages in Ubuntu desktop. For those who want to install the latest FileZilla (3.29.0 so far), the Flatpak app is available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10 and higher. Install Flatpak: If you’ve never installed a Flatpak app, first open ...

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Install Brackets 1.11 via Snap in Ubuntu 17.10, 16.04

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The open-source code editor Brackets 1.11 has been made as snap package, so you can easily install it in Ubuntu 16.04 and higher either via Ubuntu Software or a single command. Ubuntu includes the daemon and tooling to interact with snap packages since Ubuntu 16.04, you can simply open Ubuntu Software and search for packages available in Snappy store. Search ...

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HP Printer Drivers ‘HPLIP’ 3.17.11 Adds Ubuntu 17.10 Support

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HPLIP, open-source HP printer drivers, reached the 3.17.11 release with Ubuntu 17.10 (64-bit) support. HPLIP is an HP developed solution for printing, scanning, and faxing with HP inkjet and laser based printers in Linux. The project provides printing support for over 2,080 printer models–including; Deskjet, Officejet, Photosmart, PSC (Print, Scan, Copy), Business Inkjet, LaserJet, Edgeline MFP, and LaserJet MFP. The ...

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How to Install qBittorrent 4.0 in Ubuntu 16.04, 17.10, 18.04

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qBittorrent, free and reliable P2P bittorrent client, reached the new major 4.0.0 release a few days ago with many new great features and numerous bug-fixes. qBittorrent 4.0.0 features: Change qbittorrent logo. New icon theme with SVG source Drop Qt4 support. UI for managing locally banned IP list Support for specifying where to save/load config files. Support for portable mode. Possible ...

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MKVToolNix 18.0.0 Released with Performance Improvements

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MKVToolNix, free and open-source Matroska libraries and tools, reached 18.0.0 release with some small bug-fixes and a couple of performance improvements. Changes in MKVToolNix 18.0.0 include: When building with clang >= v3.8.0 or mingw >= 7.2.0, configure will no longer restrict optimization flags to -O1 and use -O3 again. Stack protection is enabled when building with clang 3.5.0 or newer ...

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