Avidemux 2.7.6 Released with New Encoder/Decoder [How to Install]

July 7, 2020 — 7 Comments

Avidemux video editor

Avidemux video editor 2.7.6 was released a day ago with new video encoder / decoder, and many improvements. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 16.04.

Avidemux 2.7.6 release highlights according to the changelog file:

  • Detect and warn when cut points in HEVC video streams may result in grave playback issues despite being on keyframes
  • Add libaom-based AV1 decoder
  • Add libvpx-based VP9 encoder
  • Update to FFmpeg 4.2.3
  • Add hardware accelerated deinterlacer and resizer based on VA-API
  • Increase maximum supported resolution to 4096×4096
  • Add support for Vorbis audio, LPCM audio to the Mp4 muxer
  • Add HE-AAC and HE-AACv2 profiles to the FDK AAC encoder plugin
  • Numerous other improvements and fixes.

How to Install Avidemux 2.7.6 in Ubuntu:

Appimage:

The official non-install single executable .appimage package is available for downloading:

Download Avidemux

After downloaded the appimage, go to file Properties -> Permissions and make it executable, finally right-click and run the file to launch Avidemux video editor.

Flatpak:

The software is also as containerized Flatpak package.

You can run following commands one by one to setup flatpak, add flathub repository, and install Avidemux flatpak package:

sudo apt install flatpak

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

flatpak install flathub org.avidemux.Avidemux

Ubuntu PPA:

I’ve uploaded the .deb packages into the unofficial PPA, available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 20.04, and derivatives.

1.) Open terminal and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/avidemux

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) and hit Enter to continue.

2.) Then refresh system package cache and install the editor:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install libavidemux2.7-6 libavidemux2.7-qt5-6 avidemux2.7-qt5 avidemux2.7-plugins-qt5 avidemux2.7-jobs-qt5

NOTE: Due to build failure, I changed names of some shared libraries. If you have problem launching the editor, try sudo apt upgrade to update your system packages.

Uninstall:

To uninstall the PPA, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/avidemux

To uninstall the video editing software, run:

sudo apt remove libavidemux2.7-6 avidemux2.7-qt5 avidemux2.7-plugins-qt5 avidemux2.7-jobs-qt5

And to uninstall the Flatpak package, use command:

flatpak uninstall org.avidemux.Avidemux

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7 responses to Avidemux 2.7.6 Released with New Encoder/Decoder [How to Install]

  1. hello thank you very much for updating the Avidemux ppa very grateful for your good work, it would be possible for you to port Dukto for Ubuntu 20.04 /Linux Mint 20? because it is no longer compatible from these versions, it has an incompatibility with libqt4-declarative and does not allow to install it.

    I hope you continue with your great work. Greetings

  2. I used avidemux 2.7.4 on Ubuntu 16.04.

    Since the autoupdate (I use the ubuntuhandbook PPA) a day ago it doesn’t work anymore.

    “avidemux2.7_qt5: error while loading shared libraries: libADM_UIQT56.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory”

    I also completely removed avidemux and installed it anew (sudo apt install libavidemux2.7-6 avidemux2.7-qt5 avidemux2.7-plugins-qt5 avidemux2.7-jobs-qt5)
    Still the same error.
    Another machine which didn’t make the update has the lib-file still in place (/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libADM_UIQT56.so.3)

    Something is going wrong.

    • Try installing libavidemux2.7-qt5-6:

      sudo apt install libavidemux2.7-qt5-6

      The libADM_UIQT56.so.3 library now is changed to libADM_UIQT56.so in the 2.7.6 build.

      • I figured out in which package the lib-file was in on the still running machine and did:

        sudo apt-get install libavidemux2.7-qt5

        Seems it installed libavidemux2.7-qt5-6.

        Thank you for your work in the repository!

  3. Somehow now it takes much longer (several seconds) to open a mp4 file (“decoding frame type”).
    Using avidemux 2.7.4 it took just milliseconds. That’s terrible!

    Should be something with these libraries:
    – libADM_dm_mp4.so
    – libADM_coreDemuxer6.so.3

    The old ones are working great – even with avidemux 2.7.6.

    Is this a bug or is this behavior on purpose?
    Anyone who has the old deb packages for avidemux 2.7.4 and Ubuntu 18.04? I can’t find them anymore…

    Marcus

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