Avidemux 2.6.9 Release, How to install in Ubuntu 15.04/14.04

May 18, 2015 — 4 Comments


Avidemux, a free and open-source video editor, sees a new release after more than one year since the last.

Avidemux 2.6.9 brings some new features such as:

  • x265 support
  • Qt5 support
  • Compatibility with newer VAAPI.
  • Simple support for nvenc (linux).

The new release also brings updated ffmpeg libraries, better compatibility with Dash file, Flv., AvsProxy improvements, and plenty of bug-fixes.

avidemux 2.6 ubuntu 14.04

How to install Avidemux in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 14.04, and Ubuntu 15.04, the new release has been made into GetDeb repository. To install or upgrade the software, follow below steps:

1. Add GetDeb repository. Open Software & Updates utility and navigate to Other Software tab.

Click on the Add… button and paste below line for 15.04:

deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu vivid-getdeb apps

For 14.04, use below line instead:

deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu trusty-getdeb apps


2. Open terminal from the Dash or by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard. When it opens, run command to get the keyring:

wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

3. Finally install the software via Synaptic package manager, or by running below commands one by one:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install avidemux2.6

Above command installs the GTK version, for Qt version, run:

sudo apt-get install avidemux2.6-qt

That’s it. Enjoy!

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4 responses to Avidemux 2.6.9 Release, How to install in Ubuntu 15.04/14.04

  1. Follow the above instruction to install GTK version to my system (Ubuntu 14.04 64bit, updated as of now). No error message is appeared in the installation process. After installation, click on “Avidemux 2.6″ icon but nothing happened. click on “Avidemux 2.6(jobs)” icon, a job window appeared.

    Please help making Avidemux to work. Thanks.

  2. Install the qt version and start avidemux with avidemux3_qt4. The gtk version gives a big crash.

  3. Is there a version of Avidemux for 16.04 yet?

  4. Thanks a lot for the very clear instructions…
    I installed it successfully on Ubuntu 16.04 -32bits version
    Note that I used the ‘standard’ install command line (GTK) and not the QT one. It resulted in 2 icons, Avidemux 2.6(job) and Avidemux 2.6(QT)… however nothing pops up when clicking on the (Job) icon, while the QT icon works fine.

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