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a video editing program and VJ tool

LiVES is a video editing program and VJ tool.

It allows both novice and advanced users to edit and create video straight away. It can also be used as a VJ tool, and can be scripted and controlled remotely.


Online documentation available at:

"IRC irc:// " IRC Help channel

Related Projects


LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterGenium13 January 2017
LGPLv2.1orlaterGenium13 January 2017

Leaders and contributors

Gabriel Finch Maintainer

Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
General Forum
FreeBSD Homepage
Developer Forum
NetBSD Homepage
General,Help Mailing List Subscribe
Developer Download
Developer Homepage
Developer VCS Repository Webview
Debian Homepage
Bug Tracking Bug Tracking
Gentoo Homepage

Software prerequisites

Kind Description
Required to use Perl 5 or later
Weak prerequisite cdda2wav
Required to use gtk+ 2.x or later
Weak prerequisite libdv2-apps
Required to use libjpeg62
Required to use mplayer 0.90rc1 or later
Weak prerequisite transcode
Required to use gdk-pixbuf-loaders
Required to use mencoder with libavcodec or ffmpeg (required for saving)
Weak prerequisite sox
Required to use Linux kernel 2.2 or later
Required to use ImageMagick 5
Weak prerequisite xmms
Required to use X Windows

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 13 January 2017.


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