The new version of AV Linux 2020.4.10 arrives, a distro to create audio and video content

The release of the new version of the distribution has just been presented "AV Linux 04.10.2020"Which It comes with a number of package updates and some improvements to the system. For those who are unfamiliar with this distro, they should know that it contains a collection of applications to create and process multimedia content.

The distribution is based on Debian 10 "Buster" and the KXStudio repository with own additional packages (Polyphone, Shuriken, Simple Screen Recorder, etc.). The Linux kernel comes with a set of RT patches to increase system responsiveness during audio processing jobs.

The package includes audio editors Ardor, ArdourVST, Harrison, Mixbus, Blender, andCinelerra, Openshot, LiVES video editors and tools to convert multimedia file formats.

To change the audio device, the JACK audio connection kit is provided (using JACK1 / Qjackctl, not JACK2 / Cadence).

It is built with support for i386 and x86-64 architectures And thanks to its custom core, it offers users low-latency audio production for maximum performance.

One of the things that makes it great as a live distribution is its many additional drivers for a host of audio and video hardware, such as sound cards, graphics cards, midi controllers, and more.

Main new features of AV Linux 2020.4.10

In this new version migrated to Debian 10 base "Buster" package and Linux kernel 5.4.28-RT with patches to reduce latency, plus it has been migrated to the new KXStudio repositories.

For the installation, a fork of the SystemBack installer with NVMe support is proposed and the size of the iso image was reduced by 500MB, mainly due to the removal of Kdenlive and all KDE libraries and also disabled automounting of external drives when booting in live mode.

On the part of the system components we can find that for the module PulseAudio Bluetooth support has been added, c have been addedThunar advanced controllers, including a sample editor.

In addition, "AV Linux Assistant" was completely rewritten, which transferred many auxiliary scripts and applications that were previously supplied separately.

As well Updated versions of specialized applications, including Cinelerra-GG, Wine-Staging, linvst 2.8, pajackconnect 1.0, Hydrogen Drum Machine 1.0.0 beta, Polyphone 2.0.1, Yoshimi 1.7.0.1, Dragonfly Reverb Plugins 3.0, Ninjas2 Plugins, and Noise-Repellent 0.1.5.

Of the other changes that stand out from this new version:

  • All external plugins are combined into one avlinux-extra-plugins package.
  • A large selection of new fonts has been added.
  • Added support for Flatpak and Docker platforms.
  • Added Airwindows VST plugins.
  • SFizz and LiquidSFZ are included, complementing SFZero and linuxsampler.
  • Mixbus 32C 6.0.652 Added demo.
  • Added Tunefish4 Synth and Sitala Drum Sample.
  • FAudio packages and repository added to support Wine Staging 5+.
  • Added many new fonts for graphic projects
  • Added a new feature to update 3rd party Repo GPG keys for 'quick update'

If you want to know more about this new version, you can check the details In the following link. 

Download and get AV Linux 2020.4.10

For those who are interested in downloading and testing this new version of AV Linux 2020.4.10, you just have to go to its official website and in its download section you will find the links to download this Linux distro.

The link is this.

Now if you are already a user of this distro and want to get the new updates provided in this release, only just run the commands update on your distro from the terminal.

You just have to run in terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade -y

Once this is done, you will now have to restart your computer so that all the changes are applied at the next start.

Once back on your system, you will have to open a terminal again and in it you execute the following commands:

sudo apt update
sudo apt dist-upgrade -y

Finally, you will have to reboot your system one last time for the received updates to be implemented.


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  1.   Mariano said

    Good morning:

    Excellent article, I just want to make one caveat.

    AV Linux is based on Debian, but built as a custom ISO with Systemback, just like Quirinux. To update it, sudo apt-get upgrade and dist-upgrade are not enough, in fact it is not the most recommended, according to the AV Linux instruction manual.

    Updating in this way would only update the base system (Debian 9 to Debian 10) but none of the announced improvements would be effective and could also have a negative effect on the customizations made by the AV Linux author, as the manual itself warns.

    a greeting

    1.    Amaury said

      Super good, but what is the password that the system asks for you authentication?
      Administrator: root
      Password: ???
      Anyone have the answer please?

      1.    franc said

        So how do you have to update? Because I am interested in trying this distro. Thanks

        1.    Charlie said

          User: isotester
          Password: avl64

          Root user password: avl64admin

  2.   Juan said

    More crap, Linux doesn't need more distros

    1.    Charlie said

      You can test it in live mode, without having to install it. To update it, if you are using the previous one, touch save your files and settings (all the contents of your home folder except the hidden files that are outside the hidden folders) and reinstall.

    2.    Charlie said

      My answer recently was for Franco, I am with the mobile and I saw the button wrong. But, if you allow me, I use av linux in a professional studio since 2013 and believe me that having so many applications, plugins, libraries and optimization settings already solved by someone is not rubbish but an act of enormous generosity from someone who did it for themselves. himself, served him and shared it. In my opinion, it is better than Ubuntu Studio. One of the reasons for these distros to exist is that you grab one adapted to your activity and take it with you on a pendrive with all the applications you need to work anywhere. I went with my pendrive with a linux av live to give classes to a sound school and connected it to the auditorium pc and I had everything ready and working. Greetings.

  3.   emerson said

    Well in the end I was able to install it
    The first thing that happened to me is that when I open the terminal, it does not recognize the root password
    It is true that I changed it at the time of installation, but the one I had «from origin» was a huge plumb and since I only use this machine, I put a more comfortable
    Everything seems to indicate that I will have to reinstall
    I've been dealing with Linux for 10 years, until I'm fed up and quit because of all the problems it brings, but from time to time I try again, (nothing would make me happier than leaving Windows) but… you see. It is always the same, again the arduous and slow pilgrimage through google to find the solution to the daily problem
    a M ...

  4.   Peter said

    Excellent distro, advice use the iso before installing and update every so often, in any SSD it flies, win2 $ updates you and apart from stealing data, it makes your pc slow.

  5.   jose said

    I am not a Linux enthusiast, but I have been trying to use it for ten years, I have been learning the good and also the bad it has.
    I deny all the "insiders and gurus" who say that Linux is wonderful. Filthy lie, linux is a junk for most things other than browsing, reading mail, watching movies, YouTube and little else.
    But….
    Lately, to be precise since KXStudio and its repos appeared, things have improved, at least in terms of sound, otherwise everything is more or less the same, The Jack thing has always been gibberish for 90% of users. And it is the only thing that bothers me about AV Linux. I would like to use Cadence, that things are simple and easy, that people do not have enough time to spend hours in google, one day the linuxes will understand.
    And of course, there are also very cool guys who help you, too bad each one tells you something different…. I had to eat more than ten posts to find the key to recover the root password, everything I tried did not work, .. until I read here about changing ro to rw, a simple thing, but nobody had Said before.
    Thanks to those who help us, Thank you very much

  6.   jose said

    I've been with Linux for 10 years, (well trying to get hold of it) and I have never clarified with Jack's connections, it has always seemed like gibberish to me. Rough, ugly, and ridiculously complicated without reasonable logic.
    Some will come out saying otherwise, but this is my opinion, and that of a lot of people
    But suddenly KXStudio brings Cadence and everything is easier, as it should be
    But AVLinux, this one that I use-I use it because the Calf dropdowns work here and in Ubuntu not, otherwise I would use Ubuntu, but here is that AVLinux originally brings Jack to use Jackctrl, and to install Cadence, you should install Jack2
    I've read that jack2 is better, nobody tells you what, only someone tells you "bring more things"
    typical of gurus
    My question is: if I install Jack2 to be able to use Cadence will there be problems?
    if yes, why?
    And finally, where is there a place to learn how to connect a jack, without the one who explains it assuming that you know the same as him?
    Thanks in advance

  7.   emerson said

    Hello everyone
    The fact is that I had a problem with the drivers of a graph that I installed and in the end the mess got so big that I decided to reinstall AVLinux
    I was very happy, not with everything, (the passwords gave me a lot of trouble) but the main reason why I chose this distro and not Ubuntu for example is that the Calf plugins were seen in graphic mode and I could save presets
    As I had not saved the ISO I started to download it again, but… it was not the same, now it is MX, or at least it is what I downloaded. The fact is that I liked everything a lot, even though I already knew that I was expecting a beating to install what I need, Jack Mixer, Butt, Cadence (I don't think I can because it has jack, not jack2, I'll see)
    But what blew my mind and ended my joy was that the Calf plugins cannot be edited as in the previous version, especially the EQ, which was so convenient to configure, and also, presets cannot be saved
    A shame, for what I do this is essential
    I said to myself: before uninstalling, ask
    Therefore, if anyone knows how this can be solved, I will be very grateful
    Graciasss