How to Install Avidemux 2.6.13 in Ubuntu 16.04

August 25, 2016

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 http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu 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- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | 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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6 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.

  5. The getbed repository installs a lot more packages than avidemux

  6. Thanks a lot. Have installed Avidemux 2.6.20 on Mint 18.1 with your commands and it works flawless.