What is LiVES ?

LiVES began in 2002 as the Linux Video Editing System. Since it now runs on more operating systems, LiVES is a Video Editing System. It is designed to be simple to use, yet powerful. It is small in size, yet it has many advanced features.
LiVES is a Free, Open Source video editor *and* a VJ tool.

LiVES lets you start editing and making video right away, without having to worry about formats, frame sizes, or framerates. LiVES will let you start creating your own tools, utilities and effects via the built in RFX builder.

LiVES is aimed at the digital video artist who wants to create their own content, the video editor who wants to produce professional looking video, and the VJ who wants to captivate with spectacular images.
LiVES - the tool that lets you ~play~ with video!

If you use LiVES a lot, you may like to join the LiVES newsgroup: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lives-video. You will receive regular updates on the progress of LiVES, news about events, general discussion, tips, etc. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to voice them there.
Product Information:
Features | Addons | Readme | Changelog | Manual

Demo: A demo movie Done with LiVES (mpg file) | Demos with LiVES (ogg file) | More Demos


Source Code:
LiVES-0.9.8-pre1.tar.gz | LiVES-0.9.8-pre1.tar.bz2

More downloads for Linux:
Binaries (some versions may not be current)
There is a test package for Debian Etch. You need to add the following to /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb http://people.ubuntubrasil.org/~rclbelem/lives/etch/ binary/
deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org etch main

Note: The LiVES project is currently looking for a new debian maintainer, so please do not report any problems with LiVES debian builds. If you would like to build debian packages for LiVES, please get in touch with the project author or via the LiVES mailing list.

Ubuntu users can install LiVES simply by clicking on: http://www.getdeb.net/app.php?name=lives

For Gentoo users, there are ebuilds for x86, ppc and amd64. Just type "emerge lives".
Fedora Core, Mandriva and Suse
For fc3, Mandriva and Suse users, you can download RPMS from sourceforge.
Thanks to Scott Barninger ! Scott says: By the way, SuSE 10.1 users can add my repository as a service to the new software updater tray and get updates automatically:

type: YUM URI: http://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/misc/su...arnin/suse101/

I don't know this distro, but they have a LiVES package here:
Download Source: http://lives.sourceforge.net/index.php?do=downloads

FOr you linux people out there looking to edit some video this might be right up your alley.