How to Install Avidemux 2.6.13 in Ubuntu 16.04

August 25, 2016 — 4 Comments

Avidemux video editor

Avidemux video editor has reached the 2.6.13 release recently with lots of bug-fixes and improvements. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS via PPA.

Changes in Avidemux 2.6.13:

  • updated Toolchain for Win64 and OS X
  • Linux AppImage available (universal linux64 binaries)
  • Update to libav* 3.0.2
  • Improved copy mode for h264/h265 video
  • AAC/ADTS import/export
  • new video filter : ivtcDupeRemover to remove duplicate after 3:2 pulldown
  • Revamped refresh screen
  • ASS/SSA fixes
  • Improved logo filter with alpha channel
  • ShaderLoader, load your openGL shaders as filters
  • Compatibility with newer gcc
  • Partial filter available only for one in/one out video filters
  • Add go fwd/go backward 60 sec buttons

Install Avidemux 2.6.13 in Ubuntu 16.04:

The Qt and CLI version of Avidemux 2.6.13 has been made into the GetDeb Apps repository, available for Ubuntu 16.04 and Linux Mint 18. To install it, do below steps:

For those prefer the GTK version, wait Avidemux 2.6.13 to be made into Thanh Tung Nguyen’s PPA

1. Add GetDeb repository by opening terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and running the command:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb xenial-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

2. Install the key so to trust the packages from that repository:

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

GetDeb repository for Ubuntu 16.04

3. Finally update system package index and install Avidemux video editor:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install avidemux2.6-qt

4. (Optional) To remove Avidemux, use command:

sudo apt remove avidemux2.6-qt && sudo apt autoremove

And the GetDeb repository can be removed via Software & Updates utility (Other Software tab).

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4 responses to How to Install Avidemux 2.6.13 in Ubuntu 16.04

  1. I’m using Kubuntu and works perfectly, thank you!

  2. For uninstalling should be sudo apt remove avidemux2.6-qt && sudo apt autoremove

  3. avidemux2.6-plugin-qt should be considered as an additional package to install. You’ll be seeing a lot of “Cannot find a demuxer” without it.

  4. I failed to mention that I appreciate your work. Avidemux is not available through the Linux Mint 18.x repos. You make it possible for us to continue with it’s usage. Thank you.

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