Install Avidemux 2.6.8 in Ubuntu 13.10/12.10/12.04

March 18, 2014 — Leave a comment

Avidemux, a video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks has reached version 2.6.8. In this tutorial I will show you how to install or upgrade to this release in Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.10, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives.

Changes in Avidemux 2.6.8:

  • Image/export: Proper initialization of Qz for jpeg export
  • UI : Add an override menu to force language
  • tinypy : Add support for os.environ
  • x264 : Improved settings (tobias)
  • Win32 : Fix crash when having an audio problem
  • Win32 : Re-add mp4v2 to installer files
  • Audio/FAAC : Fix channel mapping when source is mono
  • Audio/AMR : Re-enabled AMR
  • Audio/lavc : Fixed encoding for codec not supporting planar (MP2)
  • Audio : Fixed importing MP2 audio detected as MP3
  • Editor : Fix deleting chunks of the video leading to seek errors
  • Editor : Initial copy/paste support
  • Editor/audio: Fix issue when source has more than 4 tracks
  • Editor : Better detection of double fps input files
  • TS/Demux : Brute force eac3 probe
  • TS/Demux : Better initialization, avoid dropping audio
  • MP4/Demux : Fix management of PCM audio
  • Mkv/Demux : Proper re-indexing for mpeg2 in mkv
  • Mp4v2/Mux : Add fast start mode back
  • OpenSolaris : Some fixes by pfelecan
  • Subtitles : Update libass + very simple srt2ssa converter
  • OsX : Enables more optional codecs…
  • avsfilte : Performance Improvements (fahr)

avidemux 2.6 ubuntu 13.10


The default versions in Ubuntu universe repository is avidemux 2.5.x. To install the latest version, you can use the GetDeb repository or Thanh Tung Nguyen’s PPA.

Method 1: To add the GetDeb repository, download and install this deb.

Then press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install avidemux2.6-qt

These commands will install the video editor in Ubuntu 13.10 or Ubuntu 12.04. If you’re still running Ubuntu 12.10, use the Method 2:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rebuntu16/avidemux+unofficial

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install avidemux2.6

This PPA is maintained by a French guy, due to lack of time, he will update the PPA later this night.

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