Many applications have recently received updates. I don’t have time to publish articles about all of these articles, so this article covers (short summary) new versions of Moonlight PC 1.2.0, Monolith 2.1.0, Flowblade 2.4 and Shotcut 19.12.
Moonlight PC 1.2.0
Moonlight (or Moonlight Game Stream) is an open source client implementation of Nvidia GameStream that allows you to stream (and play) games and applications on a Windows computer compatible with GameStream to another device, whether it is another Windows computer , MacOS or Linux desktop, Chrome OS or Android or iOS device.
The desktop client named Moonlight PC has been updated to version 1.2.0, with some improvements and bug fixes, most notably:
- Improve video stream encoding efficiency
- Improved performance when streaming over VPN
- Improved UI scaling when using high DPI display on Windows
- Change the default full screen mode to borderless window on macOS
- Updated accompanying SDL gamepad mapping
- Fixed incorrect colors when streaming to AMD GPU or Steam Link hardware
- Fixed an issue where RTSS hooks caused moonlight to crash
The full release notes can be found on this page.
You might also want to read the Moonlight article about the Linux uprising: Playing games on a Linux desktop with Moonlight from a PC that supports Nvidia GameStream
Monolith is a command line tool written in Rust for saving web pages as a single HTML file for offline use. The tool embeds most of the content into HTML files, so it renders correctly even without a valid Internet connection, which is useful for storing documents, Wiki articles, and other web pages that are available offline.
For more complete instructions on Monolith, see: Saving Web Pages as a Single HTML File for Monolith Offline Use (Console)
The latest Monolith 2.1.0 contains only 3 changes, but it is very important:
- Persistent network connection (speed increase)
- Full support for handling and embedding CSS assets (now also imports CSS and custom web fonts embedded in HTML)
- Clean status output
Flowblade movie editor 2.4
Flowblade is a free open source video editor for Linux. Its features include editing tools such as move or trim, image compositing with 10 synthesizers, and blend, zoom, move and rotate animation functions, image and audio filtering (with more than 50 image filters and more than 30 audio filters ), Built-in title tool, G “MIC effect tool, only listed some things that this tool can do.
In the latest Flowblade 2.4 version, the application has been ported to Python3. There are no known regressions after this change, but developers may have missed something, so be aware of any potential issues.
In addition, notable changes in Flowblade 2.4 include:
- Added the ability to export sequence audio as an Ardor project
- Added a new standard auto-following synthesizer mode, in which the synthesizer automatically follows its original clip, and the user can only add one synthesizer for each clip
- Removed Dissolve and Picture-in-Picture from the synthesizer selection, use Blend and Affine Blend instead
- Abandon Dodge Blender and Cairo Blend Mode “saturated” because they don’t work properly
- New transform filters: “Position scale”, “Rotation” and “Cut”.
- Position scale conversion filter now has a GUI editor
- All filter values can now be edited using keyframes
Click to view the full release notes.
Shotcut Video Editor 19.12
Shotcut is a free video editor for Linux, macOS and Windows. It includes multiple functions, from editing functions such as trimming, cutting, copying and pasting, to peak or peak, loudness, waveform, volume control, audio filters and other video effects or audio functions.
The latest Shotcut 19.12 makes the timeline more flexible by allowing users to move clips anywhere, just like inserting or overwriting with new clips. And, the application now allows dragging and dropping clips over gaps for transitions.
These two new features are needed to move multiple clips at once. This feature is not yet available in Shotcut, but is expected to be available in the first Shotcut release in 2020.
Other notable changes in Shotcut 19.12:
- 3 new filters added: gradients, scan lines and noise gates
- New color gradient controls for: audio light visualization, audio spectrum visualization, and audio waveform visualization
- Add to
View -> Scopes -> Video Zoom
- Added option to update thumbnails to timeline video clip menu and playlist menu
- Changed timeline and keyframe toolbars to respond
View -> Small Icons
- Added a limit for undo history that can be configured as the new configuration key undoLimit, defaulting to 1000.
- Fixed audio cracks in the first few seconds of export.
Click to view the full release notes.