Avidemux 2.7.2 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04

March 11, 2019

Avidemux video editor

Avidemux video editor released version 2.7.2 today with new demuxers / encoders, bug-fixes, and various other changes.

Avidemux 2.7.2 release highlights:

  • Native AviSynth demuxer (MSVC++ 64 bits Windows builds only)!
  • VapourSynth demuxer to directly load .vpy scripts
  • FFmpeg-based VA-API HW accelerated H.264 encoder (Intel/Linux)
  • FFmpeg-based VA-API HW accelerated HEVC encoder (Intel/Linux)
  • FFmpeg 4.x compatible
  • Allow to cancel indexing of MKV files
  • Add decoding support for multichannel Opus audio
  • Other enhancements, and many bug-fixes.

How to Install Avidemux 2.7.2 in Ubuntu:


The software offers Linux universal binaries (non-install executable to launch the software) in its download page:

Avidemux download (Linux, Universal binaries)

Once you get it, do:

  • right-click and go to file Properties -> Permissions -> allow executing file as program.
  • right-click and select run the Appimage.


Avidemux is also available as flatpak, see the Flathub page for more details.

Native Ubuntu package:

There’s also an unofficial PPA contains the latest 2.7.2 packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, and higher.

1. Open terminal either from app launcher or via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/avidemux

Type user password (no asterisk feedback due to security reason) when it prompts and hit Enter.

avidemux ppa

2. Then run following 2 commands to refresh package cache and install the video editor:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install avidemux2.7-qt5 avidemux2.7-qt5-data avidemux2.7-plugins-qt5 avidemux2.7-jobs-qt5


To remove the native Ubuntu .deb package of Avidemux 2.7, run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove avidemux2.7-*

And remove the PPA via Software & Updates utility under ‘Other Software’ tab.

I'm a freelance blogger who started using Ubuntu 5+ years ago and wishes to share my experiences and some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers. Please notify me if you find any typo/grammar/language mistakes. English is not my native language. Contact me on Google Plus or email to ubuntuhandbook1@gmail.com

4 responses to Avidemux 2.7.2 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04

  1. I often use Avidemux 2.7.x in Windows and I’m so glad you made this blog so that I can use the same software in my Linux Mint! Thanks!

  2. This didn’t work exactly for Mint 19 – I also had to install avidemux2.7-plugins-common. Thanks for posting!

  3. Thanks, Ji m! You help me very much with your post.
    Sean, thanks for the tip. I’m using Linux Mint 19 too.

  4. I wish to thank you for making this program available. I hope to someday compensate you for its use.


    Craig Sylvester,
    Georgetown, Guyana.