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Avidemux video editor

The latest Avidemux video editor 2.7.1 now can be installed in Ubuntu 18.10 easily via PPA (unofficial) repository.

The new package name has been renamed to avidemux2.7, thanks to Thanh Tung Nguyen. Unfortunately, I can’t build the VapourSynth plugin at the moment due to lack of time (I’m new to computer languages, and one small issue can take me a few hours to solve).

1. For Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 16.04 with avidemux2.6 installed, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and remove it first via command:

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

2. Add the PPA repository by running command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/avidemux

Type user password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

3. Finally install Avidemux 2.7.1 via command:

sudo apt install avidemux2.7-qt5

For Ubuntu 16.04, run sudo apt update to refresh cache first.

Uninstall:

To remove the software package, run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove avidemux2.7-qt5

To remove the PPA, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.

Avidemux video editor

Avidemux video editor 2.7.1 was released a few days ago with new encoder support and various improvements. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 16.04.

Avidemux 2.7.1 release highlights:

  • Add LibVA based HW accelerated H.264 encoder (Intel/Linux)
  • Fix last frames of video not retrieved from decoder
  • Fix keyframe-based navigation in field-encoded MPEG-2 video
  • Fix crash in the Matroska demuxer with high bitrate audio
  • Fix too short duration reported for MKV and MP4 with B-frames
  • Fix PTS delay calculation in the Matroska demuxer
  • Fix audio delay ignored by the Mp4 demuxer
  • Allow to force display aspect ratio in the configuration of the MP4 muxer
  • Fix crash in the AVI muxer on switch to OpenDML
  • Add PNG export, fix wrong colors with some colorspaces
  • Add feature to export selection as JPEG images
  • Fix AVI with H.264 / HEVC without B-frames being not seekable
  • Make AVI with H.264 / HEVC containing B-frames seekable by decoding the entire video
  • Implement fade-in / fade-out transition for “Add logo”
  • Add Opus encoder
  • Allow LPCM in FFmpeg-based muxers

How to Install Avidemux in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04, you can install the new Avidemux packages via the unofficial PPA.

Sorry that the package names are still avidemux2.6 due to lack of time and my poor language skill.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/avidemux

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

avidemux ppa

2. Then install avidemux2.7-qt5 package either via Synaptic Package Manager or by running commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install avidemux2.7-qt5 avidemux2.7-plugins-qt5

Uninstall:

For any reason remove the software via command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove avidemux2.7-qt5 avidemux2.7-plugins-qt5

To remove the PPA, launch ‘Software & Updates’ utility and navigate to ‘Other Software’ tab.

Avidemux video editor

The latest packages for Avidemux video editor 2.7.0 is available in GetDeb.net. However, the GetDeb repository is not updated for a few months, and there’s no packages for Ubuntu 17.10.

For those who don’t prefer the official Appimage (non-install) binary, I’ve uploaded Avidemux 2.7.0 packages into launchpad PPA (unofficial) to make it available for Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04. It also contains packages for Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 17.04.

Avidemux 2.7.0

UPDATE 201805: Rebuilt Ubuntu 18.04 packages due to updated system library. The plugin package now can be installed without dependencies issue.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/avidemux

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

avidemux ppa

2. Then install avidemux2.7-qt5 package either via Synaptic Package Manager or by running commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install avidemux2.7-qt5 avidemux2.7-plugins-qt5

It’s avidemux 2.7 though it contains ‘2.6’ in its name.

Uninstall:

For any reason remove the software via command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove avidemux2.7-qt5

To remove the PPA, launch ‘Software & Updates’ utility and navigate to ‘Other Software’ tab.

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

The getdeb repository has not been updated for a few months. For Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 18.04 users who want to install Avidemux 2.7.0, see HERE

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

Avidemux video editor

The Avidemux video editor has reached the new version series 2.7.0 release earlier today.

The official website wrote in the announcement:

On windows, some antivirus do not like recent versions, it is a false positive. There is no virus/trojan…… The code is generated on linux.

Changes in Avidemux 2.7.0 include:

  • FFmpeg switched to the 3.3.x branch
  • Fixed frame computation bug that led to bad cutting
  • Put log files into the local folder for Win32.
  • Steplessly zoom paused video when the window is resized
  • Added Ctrl+Shift+C shortcut to copy the current PTS to clipboard
  • HEVC decoding via DXVA2 blacklisted on win32, active on win64
  • Fix VP9 decoding
  • New filter:ADM ivtc
  • Distinguish between AC3 and EAC3 when importing
  • UI improvements and more.

Avidemux 2.7.0

Download / Install Avidemux 2.7.0 in Ubuntu:

The getdeb repository and Thanh Tung Nguyen’s PPA maintain the Avidemux packages for Ubuntu, though the two repositories do not update with the new 2.7.0 release at the moment of writing.

The official AppImage, a single executable file for all Linux, is available for download at the link below:

Download Avidemux (AppImage)

Make the AppImage executable from its ‘Properties’ dialog, and run the file will launch the video editor:

If you don’t see ‘Run’ option, go to menu Edit -> Preferences -> Behavior -> tick the box says ‘Run executable text files when they are opened’, and finally re-open Nautilus file browser.