Monday, December 25, 2017

How To Install VLC 3.0 RC2 On Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

   VLC Media Player is one of the most prominent and also durable multi format, free of charge media player available

Using open source technologies and libraries, VLC has been ported to most computing platforms, including GNU/Linux, Windows, Mac OS X, BSD, iOS and Android. VLC can play most multimedia files, discs, streams, allows playback from devices, and is able to convert to or stream in various formats.

VLC 3.0 Changelog:
  • Support network browsing for distant file system (SMB, FTP, SFTP, NFS...) and rewrite the parsing of the media files
  • Support keystores: fetch and store passwords securely (sic!) for common protocols (HTTP, SMB, SFTP, FTP, RTSP ...)
  • Autodetect external audio tracks (ac3, m4a, aac, dts...), similar to subtitles
  • Support HDMI passthrough for Audio HD codecs, like E-AC3, TrueHD or DTS-HD
  • Support for 12bits codec and extended colorspaces (HDR)
  • Support output renderers, like ChromeCast

Sunday, December 24, 2017

How to install Virtualbox 5.2.4 Fixed Gnome on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

  VirtualBox  is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.

Virtualbox 5.2.4 Changelog:
  • User interface: Adjusting desktop file for X11 window managers
  • User interface: various high resolution display adjustments
  • Audio: fixed SB16 volume handling (5.2 regression)
  • Audio: various fixes

How to install SMPlayer 17.12 Released on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

   SMPlayer is a free media player for Windows and Linux with built-in codecs that can play virtually all video and audio formats. It doesn't need any external codecs. Just install SMPlayer and you'll be able to play all formats without the hassle to find and install codec packs.

SMPlayer is a graphical user interface (GUI) for the award-winning MPlayer, which is capable of playing almost all known video and audio formats. But apart from providing access for the most common and useful options of MPlayer, SMPlayer adds other interesting features like the possibility to play Youtube videos or download subtitles.

SMPlayer 17.12 Changelog:
  • SMPlayer works again on Windows XP (32 bit packages only).
  • Two new actions to take screenshots with or without subtitles (they only work when using mpv). Assigned by default to Ctrl+Shift+S and Ctrl+Alt+S.

How to Install Atom Text Editor 1.23.1 on Ubuntu 17.10

   Atom is a text editor that's modern, approachable, yet hackable to the core a tool you can customize to do anything but also use productively without ever touching a config file.

    Atom is a free and open-source text and source code editor for OS X, Linux, and Windows with support for plug-ins written in Node.js, and embedded Git Control, developed by GitHub. Atom is a desktop application built using web technologies. Most of the extending packages have free software licenses and are community-built and maintained. Atom is based on Electron (formerly known as Atom Shell), a framework that enables cross-platform desktop applications using Chromium and Node.js. It is written in CoffeeScript and Less. It can also be used as an IDE. Atom was released from beta, as version 1.0, on June 25, 2015. Its developers call it a "hackable text editor for the 21st Century".

Language support
     Using the default plugins, the following languages are supported in some aspect as of v1.5.1: HTML, CSS, Less, Sass, GitHub Flavored Markdown, C/C++, C#, Go, Java, Objective-C, JavaScript, JSON, CoffeeScript, Python, PHP, Ruby, Ruby on Rails, shell script, Clojure, Perl, Git, Make, Property List (Apple), TOML, XML, YAML, Mustache & SQL.

Atom 1.23.1 changelog: 
  • Fixed an uncaught exception in find-and-replace
  • Fix flaky package manager spec
  • :arrow_up: atom-keymap@8.2.6

How to Install Kdenlive 17.12.0 Video Editor on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

    Kdenlive is an open source video editor. The project was started around 2003. Kdenlive is built on Qt and the KDE Frameworks libraries. Most of the video processing is done by the MLT Framework, which relies on many other open source projects like FFmpeg, frei0r, movit, ladspa, sox, etc…

Kdenlive 17.12.0 Changelog:
  • Remove useless audio bitrate on pcm proxy encoding.
  • Update proxy profiles.
  • Make sure playlist proxies have an even height.

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

How to Install MKVToolNix 19.0.0 on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

    MKVtoolnix is a set of tools to create, alter, split, join and inspect Matroska files(mkv). With these tools one can get information about (mkvinfo) Matroska files, extract tracks/data from (mkvextract) Matroska files and create (mkvmerge) Matroska files from other media files. Matroska is a multimedia file format aiming to become THE new container format for the future. Use MKVCleaver or gMKVExtractGUI to extract/demultiplex mkv video and audio files.

MKVToolNix 19.0.0 Changelog:

Important notes
  • The MKVToolNix project now contains a [Code of Conduct](
  • The MKVToolNix project's source code repository, bug tracker and wiki have been moved to [GitLab](

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

How to Install GnuCash 2.6.19 the financial-accounting on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

    GnuCash is personal and small-business financial-accounting software, freely licensed under the GNU GPL and available for GNU/Linux, BSD, Solaris, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows.

     Designed to be easy to use, yet powerful and flexible, GnuCash allows you to track bank accounts, stocks, income and expenses. As quick and intuitive to use as a checkbook register, it is based on professional accounting principles to ensure balanced books and accurate reports.

The GnuCash development team announces GnuCash 2.6.17, the sixteenth maintenance release in the 2.6-stable series.