Multimedia - various (Xenial & newer)

PPA description

Multimedia PPA (incl. GStreamer 1.18.3, x264 0.160, x265 3.4) Xenial & newer.

A set of multimedia software packages bringing notably newer versions of many well-used libraries to the past few years of Ubuntu-based releases or series.

                    Multimedia - various (Xenial & newer)

alsa-lib (1.2.2 for alsa-*), alsa-plugins, alsa-tools, alsa-topology-conf, alsa-ucm-conf, alsa-utils, alsaequal, aom (1.0.0-errata1-avif), chromaprint (1.5.0), codec2 (0.9.2), dav1d (0.8.2), dvdauthor (0.7.2), faad2 (2.10.0), farstream-0.2, fdk-aac (2.0.1), flac (1.3.3), fluidsynth (2.1.7), fontconfig (2.13.1), freetype (2.10.2), frei0r (1.7.0+git20200525), gst-libav1.0 (1.18.3 for gst*), gst-plugins-{bad,base,good,ugly}1.0, gstreamer{-vaapi,1.0}, intel-gmmlib (20.1.1 for intel*), intel-media-driver, intel-media-driver-non-free, intel-mediasdk, k3b, libbluray (1.2.1), libdca (0.0.7), libde265 (1.0.8), libdvdnav (6.1.0), libdvdread (6.1.0), libebml (1.4.2), libinstpatch (1.1.2), libmatroska (1.6.2), libmediainfo (20.09), libmtp (1.1.18), libmysofa (1.2), libnice, libopenmpt (0.4.11), libquicktime, libsdl2 (2.0.14), libsdl2-image, libshout (2.4.5), libsodium (1.0.18+git20201013), libsoxr, libsrtp2, libudfread (1.1.1), libusrsctp (, libva (2.7.1), libva-utils, libvdpau (1.3), libvorbis (1.3.7), libvpx (1.9.0), libzen (0.4.38), mediainfo (20.09), mpg123 (1.26.3), mplayer (1.4), nasm (2.15.05), obs-studio (26.1.2), openal-soft, orc, pocketsphinx, pocketsphinx-python, pysdl2, rubberband (1.9.0), sdl-kitchensink (1.0.8), sdl-mixer1.2, sndio (1.7.0), sphinxbase, srt (1.4.2), taglib (1.11.1), tinyxml2 (8.0.0), twolame (0.4.0), v4l-utils (1.20.0), wavpack (5.4.0), wxwidgets3.0 (3.0.4), x264 (0.160.3011 = libx264-160), x265 (3.4 = libx265-192), xine-lib-1.2, xvidcore (1.3.7), zeromq3 (4.3.4)

Xenial & Bionic only: alsa-oss (1.1.8), alsa-plugins-extra (1.1.0), apulse, bubblewrap (0.4.0), caps, coin3 (4.0.0), collada2gltf, fftw3 (3.3.8), flite (2.1), glew (2.1.0), glfw3 (3.3.2), graphene (1.8.4), grilo, grilo-plugins, guvcview (2.0.6), ladspa-sdk, libcue, libdc1934-22 (2.2.5), libgcrypt20, libgpg-error, libmikmod, libogg, liboggz, libquvi (0.9.4), libsdl1.2, libsdl2-gfx, libsdl2-mixer, libsdl2-ttf, libvidstab (1.1.0), libwpe (1.6.0), lirc (0.10.1), mjpegtools, norm (1.5.8), opencollada (0.1.0), opus (1.3.1), pyalsaaudio, pygame-sdl2, python-pyalsa, rtmpdump, sdl-image1.2, timgm6mb-soundfont, timidity, vorbis-tools, wildmidi, wpebackend-fdo (1.6.0), xdg-dbus-proxy (0.1.2), zvbi

Bionic only: wayland-protocols (1.17)

Xenial only: alsamixergui, alsaplayer, aribb24, asm, collada-dom (2.4.4), crystalhd, game-music-emu, glib2.0, gobject-introspection, gtkglext, icu (60.2), icu-le-hb, jack-audio-connection-kit, jackd2, lame (3.100), lib3ds, libao, libass, libdrm (2.4.99), libdvd-pkg, libebur128, libmodplug, libmpc, libquvi-scripts, libsamplerate, libsndfile, libsquish (1.15), libwebp, mint-meta-codecs (Linux Mint 18.1 Serena), openssl, opus-tools, opusfile, portaudio19, pulseaudio (11.1), pysimplesoap, python-{boto,httplib2,imaplib2} (compat with new openssl), quvi, readline, shine, snappy, vokoscreen (2.5.0), wayland (1.14.0), wayland-protocols (1.15), webrtc-audio-processing


*** Install ***

Note for Xenial/Bionic: Some packages here (alsa-plugins-extra, chromaprint, gstreamer1.0-libav, libquicktime, mplayer, obs-studio) are built with FFmpeg 4.x and depend on FFmpeg 4.x to install and run. To install any such packages that depend upon FFmpeg 4.x do these steps first for successful installation:

  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/ffmpeg4
  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/multimedia
  sudo apt-get update
  sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Notes for Xenial: Intel-MediaSDK 20.1.1 requires GCC >= 7 (default Xenial GCC is 5.4.0). So GCC 7.5.0 has been built at ppa:savoury1/toolchain for Xenial and copied to ppa:savoury1/ffmpeg4 thus making it easier to install libmfx1.

Also, gstreamer1.0-qt5 & obs-studio do not build with older Qt 5.5.1 (Xenial default) so they are built with Qt 5.9.5 and require Qt >= 5.9 to install. If you wish to install gstreamer1.0-qt5 or obs-studio on Xenial then these steps are necessary first (Qt/KDE upgrades go together due incompatibility issues):

  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/qt-xenial
  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/kde-xenial
  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/multimedia
  sudo apt-get update
  sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

Finally, obs-studio requires a newer display driver stack than Xenial so for this package only one additional PPA beyond all of the above is required. To install on Xenial add the next command at the start of the qt/kde list above:

  sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/display

This will upgrade the entire display stack on Xenial including Mesa, Xserver, and many more, so be sure you want this before proceeding. As always, ensure you do a full backup prior to such extensive upgrading of the current system!

*** Build ***

This PPA has build dependencies on:


Additionally, for Xenial only:


Note: qt-xenial is only required for gstreamer1.0-qt5 & obs-studio and the final two PPAs (display & vlc3) are only required for building obs-studio.

Adding this PPA to your system

You can update your system with unsupported packages from this untrusted PPA by adding ppa:savoury1/multimedia to your system's Software Sources. (Read about installing)

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:savoury1/multimedia
sudo apt-get update
Technical details about this PPA

This PPA can be added to your system manually by copying the lines below and adding them to your system's software sources.

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For questions and bugs with software in this PPA please contact Rob Savoury.

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alsa-lib 1.2.2-2.1ubuntu2.3~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-03-26)
alsa-lib 1.2.2-2.1ubuntu2.3~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-03-26)
alsa-lib 1.2.2-2.1~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
alsa-oss 1.1.8-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
alsa-oss 1.1.8-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
alsa-plugins 1.2.2-1ubuntu1~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
alsa-plugins 1.2.2-1ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
alsa-plugins 1.2.2-1ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
alsa-plugins-extra 1.1.0-1ubuntu2~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
alsa-plugins-extra 1.1.0-1ubuntu2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
alsa-tools 1.2.2-1~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
alsa-tools 1.2.2-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
alsa-tools 1.2.2-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
alsa-topology-conf 1.2.2-1~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
alsa-topology-conf 1.2.2-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
alsa-topology-conf 1.2.2-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
alsa-ucm-conf 1.2.2-1ubuntu0.5~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-03-26)
alsa-ucm-conf 1.2.2-1ubuntu0.5~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-03-26)
alsa-ucm-conf 1.2.2-1~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
alsa-utils 1.2.2-1ubuntu2~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-03-26)
alsa-utils 1.2.2-1ubuntu2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-03-26)
alsa-utils 1.2.2-1ubuntu1~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
alsaequal 0.6-8~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
alsaequal 0.6-8~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
alsaequal 0.6-8~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
alsamixergui 0.9.0rc2-1-10~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
alsaplayer 0.99.81-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
aom 1.0.0.errata1+avif-0ubuntu1~20.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-10-24)
aom 1.0.0.errata1+avif-0ubuntu1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-10-18)
aom 1.0.0.errata1+avif-0ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-10-18)
aom 1.0.0.errata1+avif-0ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-10-18)
aom 1.0.0.errata1-3~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-06-20)
apulse 0.1.12-2~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
apulse 0.1.12-2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
aribb24 1.0.3+git20160115-0ubuntu1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-11-05)
aribb24 1.0.3+git20160115-0ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-11-05)
aribb24 1.0.3+git20160115-0ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-11-05)
asm 6.0-1~16.04.sav1 Rob Savoury (2020-01-03)
bubblewrap 0.4.0-1ubuntu4~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-03-02)
bubblewrap 0.4.0-1ubuntu4~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-03-02)
caps 0.9.26-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
caps 0.9.26-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-04-21)
chromaprint 1.5.0-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-06-19)
chromaprint 1.5.0-1~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-06-19)
chromaprint 1.5.0-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-06-19)
chromaprint 1.5.0-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-06-19)
codec2 0.9.2-4~20.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-03-09)
codec2 0.9.2-4~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-03-09)
codec2 0.9.2-4~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-03-09)
codec2 0.9.2-4~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-03-09)
codec2 0.9.2-2~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-06-20)
coin3 4.0.0+ds-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-09-07)
coin3 4.0.0+ds-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-09-07)
collada-dom 2.4.4+ds1-2build3~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-09-09)
collada2gltf 20140924-6~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-09-08)
collada2gltf 20140924-6~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-09-08)
crystalhd 1:0.0~git20110715.fdd2f19-13~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-02-18)
dav1d 0.8.2-0ubuntu1~20.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-03-01)
dav1d 0.8.2-0ubuntu1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-03-01)
dav1d 0.8.2-0ubuntu1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-03-01)
dav1d 0.8.2-0ubuntu1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-03-01)
dav1d 0.7.1-2~19.10.sav1 Rob Savoury (2020-07-08)
directfb 1.7.7-9~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-09-05)
directfb 1.7.7-9~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-09-05)
dvdauthor 0.7.2-1build2~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-06-23)
dvdauthor 0.7.2-1build2~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-06-23)
dvdauthor 0.7.2-1build2~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-06-23)
dvdauthor 0.7.2-1build2~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-06-23)
faad2 2.10.0-1~20.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-03-10)
faad2 2.10.0-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-03-10)
faad2 2.10.0-1~18.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-03-10)
faad2 2.10.0-1~16.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-03-10)
faad2 2.9.1-1~19.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2020-01-13)
farstream-0.2 0.2.9-1~20.10.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-03-12)
farstream-0.2 0.2.9-1~20.04.sav0 Rob Savoury (2021-03-12)
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