Ubuntu Studio switches to PipeWire! KDEnlive gets OpenAI’s Whisper speech recognition system, Raspberry Pi holes made easy, and installing Reaper on Linux.
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04:34 Lunar Lobsters
07:42 Pipewire in Ubuntu Studio
12:20 KDENlive gets Whisper AI
20:30 Reaper on Linux
24:38 Raspberry Pi holes
Ubuntu Lunar Lobster
- The latest short-term release of the Ubuntu Linux operating system, Ubuntu 23.04 “Lunar Lobster”, has been released!
- This release is supported for 9 months with bug fixes, and critical app updates,
- Ubuntu 23.04 includes a new installer made using Flutter, and leverages Subiquity, which is Canonical’s CLI installer for Ubuntu Server, and Curtin technologies.
- The new installer is more modern looking, has an improved partition manager and a nice looking slideshow during the install.
- You get a new GNOME 44 with some Ubuntu tweaks including:
- Screenshot button on the quick menu
- Quick Bluetooth toggle to view/manage devices
- Updates to the file manager (like improved search speed)
- And you can Monitor background apps
- There are updates to the Nautilus File Manager, including a thumbnail view in the GTK file picker and an expandable folders option for list view.
- Also, along with the beautiful new “Lunar Lobster” wallpapers, you get Linux Kernel 6.2.
- And like we have talked about before, with the release of Ubuntu 23.04, there is a separate “mini” 140 MB ISO file.
- And there are two new official flavours in this release: Ubuntu Cinnamon and Edubuntu.
- You can download Ubuntu 23.04 from the official Ubuntu website, or do an upgrade.
- One particular spin you may know of is Ubuntu Studio and their Lobster update comes with a big change.
- Pipe Wire is now the default sound server.
- This means that, without configuration, all JACK and PulseAudio applications will simply work without much configuration.
- Patchance is included for advance routing with Pipewire and it’s fully compatible with Jack.
- Then they go on to tell you PipeWire is good for desktop usage but not ready for professional use.
- Robin (one of the Ardour devs) had this to say.
- “JACK is mature and reliable, musicians can trust it live on stage, pipewire is still under heavy development and sadly not yet ready for prime-time.”
- Something that I have been saying for the past couple of years.
- We all love Pipewire but it has a long way to go before it matches Jack.
- Jack can be a monster to get configured even if you know what you’re doing and Ubuntu Studio had a lot of that sorted out of the box.
- Now it has Pipewire.
Kdenlive 23.04.0 (RTheren)
- Oh look, nested timelines.
- These are really handy when you are working on a complex segment like an intro or animation.
- Instead of adding a bazillion tracks to the main timeline you can keep things organised.
- This release comes with OpenAI’s Whisper speech recognition system which handle punctuations flawlessly.
- We might see QT6 with improved GPU support by the end of year.
- It’s still struggling to playback DNxHR HQ, which we record the show in.
- Kdenlive 23.04.0 has been released with some awesome new features.
- There is a new timer filter which allows you to add a counter overlay on your videos, and you can adjust the counter overlay font, position and format.
- This release comes with OpenAI’s Whisper speech recognition system which handle punctuations beautifully and supports many languages.
- And you can automatically translate texts to English using OpenAI’s Whisper.
- I am happy to see new transitions in Kdenlive. Ones that I am used to using in other Non-linear video editors, like wipes, slides and circular wipes.
- And the KDE Store has a new category for Kdenlive project files where you can download animated templates made by the community.
- Some of these animated templates allow you to bring multiple video files together with various slides and transitions.
Reaper On Linux
- Don’t fear the penguin.
- Reaper is a popular cross-platform DAW that runs on X86 and ARM.
- I’ve been using it as a live digital mixer for the past couple of years.
- It’s the nerve centre for the audio during live shows.
- This guide is for new users trying to figure out this Linux thing.
- Download, decompressing, installing and tweaking.
- I have other Reaper content planned as well.
Slice of Pi
- I have been watching Jeff’s progress on this, and it has been amazing.
- He hasn’t gotten everything to work yet, especially on the Nvidia side, but I know he will some day.
- The pig is a passive base to link the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 to PCIe add-in boards.
- What you see in the image is the carrier board used to hold the Pi4 compute module.
- This makes it easy to test GPUs and other PCIe devices.
- Today only some older AMD GPUs work.