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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 Help channel

Related Projects


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

Leaders and contributors

Gabriel Finch Maintainer

Resources and communication

AudienceResource typeURI
General,HelpMailing List Subscribe
DeveloperVCS Repository Webview
Bug TrackingBug Tracking

Software prerequisites

Weak prerequisitelibdv2-apps
Required to uselibjpeg62
Required to usemplayer 0.90rc1 or later
Weak prerequisitetranscode
Required to usegdk-pixbuf-loaders
Required to usemencoder with libavcodec or ffmpeg (required for saving)
Weak prerequisitesox
Required to useLinux kernel 2.2 or later
Required to useImageMagick 5
Weak prerequisitexmms
Required to useX Windows
Required to usePerl 5 or later
Weak prerequisitecdda2wav
Required to usegtk+ 2.x or later

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


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