How to Install Avidemux 2.7.0 in Ubuntu 16.04 or 17.04

August 19, 2017 — 1 Comment

Avidemux video editor

Avidemux video editor reached the new 2.7 series a few days ago. Now you can install it in Ubuntu 16.04 and/or Ubuntu 17.04 via GetDeb repository, though there’s already an appimage available.

For the release highlights and appimage, a single executable file (non-install), see this page.

To install Avidemux 2.7, open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for “terminal” from app launcher, and do following steps:

Avidemux 2.7.0

1. Add the GetDeb repository via command:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc)-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

For Linux Mint 18.x, replace $(lsb_release -sc) directly with xenial in the command. Type in your password when prompts and hit Enter.

2. Download and install the repository key via command:

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

3. Finally install avidemux2.6-qt either via Synaptic Package Manager:

avidemux 2.7 via synaptic

or by running command:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install avidemux2.6-qt

It’s Avidemux 2.7 though getdeb still uses the old 2.6 package naming system.

Uninstall:

You can remove the GetDeb repository via Software & Updates utility (Other Software tab), and remove Avidemux 2.7 either via Synaptic package manage or by running command:

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

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One response to How to Install Avidemux 2.7.0 in Ubuntu 16.04 or 17.04

  1. getdeb.net seems not to work anymore

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