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SMPlayer 17.2 Released with YouTube Fix [How-to-Install]

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The SMPlayer media player has reached the 17.2 release a few days ago. Here’s how you can install it in Ubuntu and/or Linux Mint. SMPlayer 17.2 is a small release with following changes: Fix for YouTube The option to delete files from the disk in the playlist is back (enable it in Preferences -> Playlist -> Misc) The Linux package ...

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Opera 43 Released, Make Web Pages Load Faster

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The Opera web browser has reached the new stable 43 release earlier today, the fastest version ever, brings instant page loading and Profile Guided Optimization (PGO). What’s New in Opera 43: Instant page loading is a new feature makes Opera predict which website you’re typing the address for. Once recognized, it begins loading the site in the background even before ...

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Shotcut Video Editor 17.02 Released! [How-to-install]

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Shotcut, a free and open-source video editor, has reached the 17.02 release one day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.10. Shotcut is a cross-platform video editor developed on the MLT Multimedia Framework. 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. ...

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How to Install LibreOffice 5.3 in Ubuntu 16.04, 14.04

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LibreOffice 5.3, a new stable series of the open-source office suite, was released today on February 1. The official binaries are available for download. And Ubuntu PPA will has built the packages soon. What’s New in LibreOffice 5.3: Many UI/UX improvements and the MUFFIN interfaces (Microsoft Ribbon UI) First source release of LibreOffice Online, that offers basic collaborative editing of ...

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Install the Latest Remmina 1.2.0 in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

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For those who want to install the latest Remmina 1.2.0, the default GTK+ remote desktop client, a core developer has made the new Remmina Snap app for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and higher. Remmina is a free and open-source remote desktop client written in GTK+, aiming to be useful for system administrators and travellers, who need to work with lots ...

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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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