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HandBrake 1.0.2 Released with Several Fixes [how-to-install]

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The second bug-fix release for HandBrake video transcoder 1.0 series has been released one days ago with various video, audio, subtitles fixes, and Linux, Windows, Mac platforms fixes. HandBrake 1.0.2 changelog: Video Fixed point to point encoding end point when using frames as the unit Improve error handling for libdvdread and libavcodec decoders Audio Fixed an issue where fallback encoder ...

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Free Batch Image Processor ‘Converseen’ Adds ImageMagick 7 Support

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Converseen, a free open-source batch image processor for Windows and Linux, has reached the 0.9.6 release with ImageMagick 7 support, though Ubuntu still offers 6.x in its main archives. Converseen allows you to convert, resize, rotate and flip an infinite number of images with a mouse click. Moreover, it is able to transform an entire PDF file into a bunch ...

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Install Video Cutter & Joiner ‘VidCutter’ in Ubuntu 16.04

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VidCutter is an open-source app for quick and easy video trimming / splitting and merging / joining for simple quick edits. The software is written in Python3 with the PyQt5 GUI framework, and based on FFmpeg multimedia framework. How to install VidCutter via PPA in Ubuntu: The developer offers the latest packages via a PPA repository, which so far supports ...

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Avidemux Video Editor 2.6.18 Released with Some Fixes

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Avidemux, a free and open-source video editor written in C++, has reached the 2.6.18 release a few days ago with some fixes. Avidemux 2.6.18 is the first release in 2017 that features: Fix auto resize when video has ~ same dimension as screen * Fix multiple preview breaking navigation Fix slider and tooltips Mp4/Mp4v2: Allow E-AC3 How to install Avidemux ...

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Open Source Vector Drawing Software Inkscape 0.92 Released

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Inkscape, a free and open-source vector graphics editor, has reached the 0.92 release a few days ago with exciting new features. The Inkscape project announces a new version 0.92 of its popular vector drawing software. New features include mesh gradients, improved SVG2 and CSS3 support, new path effects, interactive smoothing for the pencil tool, a new Object dialog for directly ...

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Install KDE Plasma Desktop 5.8.5 in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

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The latest KDE Plasma Desktop 5.8.5 was finally made into Kubuntu Backports PPA several hours ago, available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10 and derivatives. Plasma 5.8.5 is a bug-fix release for the 5.8 LTS series that features: Notice when the only screen changes. Revert ‘Do not ask for root permissions when it’s unnecessary’, it caused problems with adding a new ...

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HandBrake 1.0.0 Released After 13 Years of Development

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HandBrake, an popular and open-source video transcoder, has reached the 1.0.0 release after more than 13 years of development. HandBrake 1.0.0 brings a huge list of changes. Here are some of them: New online documentation at https://handbrake.fr/docs Completely overhauled the official presets New JSON-based preset system including command line support New JSON-based API for interacting with libhb Improvements to audio/video ...

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How to Install Darktable 2.2 in Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18

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The Darktable RAW photo workflow software has reached the new 2.2 stable series. Here’s how to install or upgrade it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and/or Linux Mint 18. What’s new in Darktable 2.2: Add new automatic perspective correction module Liquify tool for all your fancy pixel moving A new image module to use a Color Look Up Table (CLUT) ...

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Vivaldi Browser 1.5 Released with Philips Hue Color Lights Integration

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The Vivaldi web browser 1.5 was released a few days ago with new and improved tab functionality, reader mode, a smart-home lighting integration, and many other changes. What’s New in Vivaldi 1.5: 1. New and improved tab management: You can now select multiple tabs, apply commands to them in bulk, and drag the selected tabs into stacks. You can even ...

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Avidemux Video Editor 2.6.15 Released [Ubuntu PPA]

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Avidemux video editor has recently reached the 2.6.15 release with hardware decoding / encoding improvements and usability fixes. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 16.10. Changes in Avidemux 2.6.15: Added support for HEVC/VC1 with libVA Experimental Dxva2 video decoder + Dxva2/D3D display engine (Windows) Added FDK-AAC as encoder Added reload default settings Allow minimizing to tray ...

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