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OpenShot Video Editor

The openshot video editor has reached the 2.4 release earlier today with stability improvements. Here’s how to install it in all current Ubuntu releases.

OpenShot 2.4 mainly features following changes:

  • Vastly improved stability, improved undo/redo history (now being saved inside each project file).
  • Fixed Image Sequence exporting. Supports PNG, JPG, PPM, BMP and a few others.
  • Added ‘Audio Only’ and ‘Video Only’ export options.
  • New freeze and zoom menu
  • Prevent crashes related to too many threads
  • Fix many crash issues and other bugs.
  • See the release note for details.

openshot 2.4

How to Install OpenShot 2.4 in Ubuntu:

A 64-bit AppImage is available for download at the link below. Just download, make executable and run the file to launch OpenShot:

Download OpenShot AppImage

For traditional packages, OpenShot’s official PPA contains the .deb packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 17.04, though OpenShot 2.4 build it not ready at the moment of writing.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa

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

2. Then upgrade the editor via “Software Updater”, if you have a previous openshot-qt package installed.

Or run commands to check updates and install / upgrade OpenShot:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install openshot-qt

Uninstall:

To uninstall openshot video editor, run following command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove openshot-qt

And remove the PPA by launching “Software & Updates” and navigating to Other Software tab.

OpenShot Video Editor

OpenShot video editor 2.3.3 was released earlier today with many serious stability fixes. The official PPA has updated for all current Ubuntu releases.

OpenShot 2.3.3 fixed up to 25 top crashes and errors. Changes in Openshot 2.3.3 include:

  • Fixed SpaceMovie 3D animated title alpha key frames
  • Fixed bug when selecting effect on a clip
  • Fixed backup recovery issue which would not refresh the timeline on load.
  • Fixed bug destroying the lock file
  • Added C++ exception parsing from archived exception data.
  • Adding a script to parse and aggregate Python error logs for OpenShot
  • Another attempt to fix the race condition causing the “zipimport.ZipImportError: can’t decompress data; zlib not available” when launching a frozen version of OpenShot.
  • Fixed a common error on the title editor
  • Removed NVidia driver from AppImage
  • libopenshot depenency to 0.1.6

OpenShot 2.3.3

How to Install Openshot in Ubuntu via PPA:

For Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, and their derivatives, the latest release can be installed via the official OpenShot PPA by following the steps below one by one:

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching “Terminal” from start menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa

Type in your password (no visual feedback due to security reason) and hit Enter.

2. Then check updates and install openshot 2.3.3 via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install openshot-qt

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA repository, go to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

To the openshot-qt package, either use your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get remove openshot-qt && sudo apt-get autoremove

OpenShot Video Editor

The Openshot video editor has reached the new stable 2.3 release today. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, Linux Mint 17 & 18, and their derivatives.

Openshot 2.3 is one of the biggest release filled with new features, performance improvements, and tons of bug fixes! Release highlights include:

  • A new transform tool, allows real-time transformations in the video preview window.
  • Zooming the timeline has been greatly improved.
  • The razor tool from OpenShot 1.4.3 has returned
  • Many improvements to the Title Editor and Animated Title Editor.
  • Preview has own dedicated video player, allows multiple preview windows at the same time.
  • Huge performance improvements for real-time previews
  • New documentation (English only so far)
  • Audio, Export dialog, and other improvements. See release note.

How to Install OpenShot 2.3 via PPA:

The OpenShot Stable PPA has built the new packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, and Linux Mint 17 & 18.

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching “Terminal” from start menu. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa

Type in your password (no visual feedback due to security reason) and hit Enter.

2. If you have a previous Qt version (no the stock version in Ubuntu Software) installed, now launch Software Updater to upgrade Openshot after checking for updates.

Or run the commands below one by one in terminal to check updates and install Openshot 2.3:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install openshot-qt

Uninstall:

The PPA repository can be easily removed by launching Software & Updates and navigating to Other Software tab. And the openshot-qt package can be removed either via your package manager or by running command:

sudo apt-get remove openshot-qt && sudo apt-get autoremove

OpenShot Video Editor

Then OpenShot video editor has reached the 2.2 release with optimized editing of HD videos. Qt version has been made into the official Ubuntu PPA.

New features in OpenShot 2.2:

  • Editing HD videos (5K, 4K, 2.5K, and 1080p) is vastly improved.
  • A new caching engine supports both memory and disk back-ends.
  • opening huge projects up to 10x faster.
  • Many critical bug-fixes.
  • Keyframe Enhancements.
  • Improved error handling and real-time error reporting.
  • New title templates.
  • New 2.5k and 4k profiles added
  • And see here for more details.

How to install OpenShot 2.2 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and their derivatives, e.g, Linux Mint 17, 18, follow the steps below to add OpenShot Stable PPA and install / upgrade the latest release:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa

Type in your password when it asks and hit Enter.

openshot-stable-ppa

2. For those who have a previous Qt version installed, launch Software Updater and upgrade OpenShot after checking for updates.

or just run the commands below in terminal to check for updates and install OpenShot 2.2:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install openshot-qt

OpenShot Video Editor

OpenShot video editor finally reached the new major 2.1 stable release. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04 via PPA.

OpenShot 2.1 adds support for displaying audio waveforms on clips, improves property editing, provides a new selection dropdown, supports user-configurable keyboard mapping, Windows 64-bit support, timeline improvements, a new startup tutorial, performance gains for effects, improved transitions, and much more.

The OpenShot Stable PPA has made the 2.1 release packages (Qt5 built) for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04. To install it, do:

1. Launch terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa

openshot-stable-ppa

2. You may have both 1.4.3 and 2.1 releases installed on your system since the new release is built against Qt5 and uses different application icons.

Just run the commands below in terminal to update and install Shotwell 2.1:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install openshot-qt

And finally launch the video editor from Unity Dash and enjoy!

launch OpenShot video editor

OpenShot 2.1