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VLC 3.0 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu

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The 3.0 release of VLC media player, code name “Vetinari”, is now available! Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04. VLC 3.0 release highlights: Activate hardware decoding by default, to get 4K and 8K playback! Support 10bits and HDR Support 360 video and 3D audio, up to Ambisoncics 3rd order Allow passthrough for HD audio ...

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Opera 51 Released with Faster Browsing Speed (Howto Install)

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Opera web browser reached new stable 51 release earlier today with browser speed improvements and some new features. We’re happy to introduce the stable version of Opera 51 today. Our new browser comes with internal and practical improvements to help you browse faster and more smoothly. Opera 51 Release Highlights: Improved browsing speed – It’s said Opera 51 is 38% ...

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How to Install NVIDIA 390.25 in Ubuntu 17.10, 18.04

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The latest long-lived NVIDIA Linux driver reached the 390.25 release a few days ago. Now you can install it in Ubuntu via PPA repository. NVIDIA 390.25 adds support for GeForce GTX 1060 5GB and Quadro P620 GPUs. And there are following changes included in the release: Fixed a regression introduced in 390.12 that prevented displays from working normally when running ...

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qStopMotion 2.4.0 Released! 64-bit Deb Available

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qStopMotion, a free application for creating stop-motion animation movies, reached the 2.4.0 release after more than a year of development. qStopMotion is a fork of stopmotion for Linux with Qt framework and redesigned user interface. Users can create stop-motions from pictures imported from a camera or from the harddrive and export the animation to different video formats such as mpeg ...

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Install Slack App in Ubuntu Easily via Snap

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Slack, a team communication tool, now provides official Snap package to make it easy to install it in Ubuntu Linux. A snap is an universal Linux application comes with all its dependencies bundled. It runs in sandbox and is isolated from other system software. You can install the snap app of Slack easily via Ubuntu Software: Or open terminal via ...

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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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