This is a continuation of my notes on installing Ubuntu 16.04. In this post, I install the programs that I use for working with different kinds of media like recording audio or creating videos.
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One of the most important programs that I use now is Shutter. It allows me to easily take screenshots of what I am working and edit the screenshots. The shutter package is easily installed from the Software Center. Once installed, I tweaked a few of the settings in Edit > Preferences.
The Shutter website has a repository for the latest updates, but the official Ubuntu repository already has the latest version.
First, I change the directory where it saves the screenshots:
Second, I configured it to load automatically hidden only showing the indicator:
I installed the following other programs for working with visual media:
- Gimp: for editing photos
- Inkscape: vector-based drawing
- Xournal: has features that allow marking up a PDF
sudo apt-get install \ gimp \ gimp-data-extras \ inkscape \ xournal
For the scanner to work over the network, I had to put in the IP address into /etc/sane.d/net.conf.
I installed the following audio programs:
- Audacity: sound editing
- MuseScore: sheet music editor
- soundconverter: converting audio between formats
- winff: Front end to ffmpeg
sudo apt-get install audacity
Note: I attempted to install the latest version of MuseScore from the repo. Unfortunately, they haven’t updated the repo to include Xenial.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mscore-ubuntu/mscore-stable sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install musescore
These are the programs I use for playing and editing video:
- mplayer – nice general video/music player from the command line
- vlc – video player
- kdenlive – video editor
- openshot – video editor
- cheese – nice for testing to make sure the webcam works (already installed)
- YouTube Downloader — downloads videos from Youtube
sudo apt-get install \ gnome-mplayer \ vlc \ kdenlive \ openshot \ youtube-dl
Then, I installed the codecs for videos:
sudo apt-get install \ libdvdnav4 \ libdvdread4 \ gstreamer1.0-plugins-bad \ gstreamer1.0-plugins-ugly \ ubuntu-restricted-extras