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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

Avidemux video editor

The open-source Avidemux video editor has reached the 2.6.16 release today on the last day of 2016 with core updates, UI / x265 enhancement and some fixes.

  • Avidemux can be built with visual c++ 2015 (losing some ASM)
  • Initialize fontconfig so that subtitling works for OS X
  • Update ffmpeg to 3.0.5
  • Improved build scripts (euma)
  • x265: Enforce complicancy with most devices
  • vaapi : Add resizer
  • Redone UI, revamped contrast filter
  • Dont use too much CPU on playback when there is no audio track
  • Reenabled nvenc + Fixed keyframe detection
  • Fixed a crash when encoding starts very slowly (x265)
  • Allow use of system libass, liba52,libmad (euma)

How to Install Avidemux 2.6.16 in Ubuntu:

Avidemux now has Appimage available for download in its official webpage.

For traditional Ubuntu packages, it refers to the GetDeb repository (no ready at the moment, check the link), and you can follow the steps below to add the repo and install Avidemux 2.6 (qt):

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the command to add the repository for Ubuntu 16.04:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu xenial-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

For Ubuntu 16.10 and derivatives, replace xenial in code with yakkety.

2. Install the key so to trust the packages from that repository:

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

GetDeb repository for Ubuntu 16.04

3. Finally update system package index and install Avidemux video editor:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install avidemux2.6-qt

Uninstall:

To remove Avidemux, use the command below in a terminal window:

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

And the GetDeb repository can be removed via Software & Updates utility (Other Software tab).

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

Avidemux video editor

Avidemux video editor has reached the 2.6.13 release recently with lots of bug-fixes and improvements. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS via PPA.

Changes in Avidemux 2.6.13:

  • updated Toolchain for Win64 and OS X
  • Linux AppImage available (universal linux64 binaries)
  • Update to libav* 3.0.2
  • Improved copy mode for h264/h265 video
  • AAC/ADTS import/export
  • new video filter : ivtcDupeRemover to remove duplicate after 3:2 pulldown
  • Revamped refresh screen
  • ASS/SSA fixes
  • Improved logo filter with alpha channel
  • ShaderLoader, load your openGL shaders as filters
  • Compatibility with newer gcc
  • Partial filter available only for one in/one out video filters
  • Add go fwd/go backward 60 sec buttons

Install Avidemux 2.6.13 in Ubuntu 16.04:

The Qt and CLI version of Avidemux 2.6.13 has been made into the GetDeb Apps repository, available for Ubuntu 16.04 and Linux Mint 18. To install it, do below steps:

For those prefer the GTK version, wait Avidemux 2.6.13 to be made into Thanh Tung Nguyen’s PPA

1. Add GetDeb repository by opening terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and running the command:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu xenial-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

2. Install the key so to trust the packages from that repository:

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

GetDeb repository for Ubuntu 16.04

3. Finally update system package index and install Avidemux video editor:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install avidemux2.6-qt

4. (Optional) To remove Avidemux, use command:

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

And the GetDeb repository can be removed via Software & Updates utility (Other Software tab).

lives-video-editor-icon

LiVES, free and open-source video editing system and VJ tool, has reached the 2.6.0 release. It features h264/aac, wmv2, ffv1 and mjpeg encodings support to ffmpeg_encoder and a few important fixes.

LiVES is upgrading continually in recent months. The first release in 2.6 series was released yesterday, one week after the 2.4.8 release. And here’s the changelog:

  • Fix crash when applying rendered effects to virtual clips.
  • Add h264/aac, wmv2, ffv1 and mjpeg encodings to ffmpeg_encoder.
  • Fix memory leak in new style gdkpixbuf converter.
  • Fix frame seek bug in avformat decoder with non-zero start time.
  • Autoscroll “Show details” when encoding.
  • Work around a gtk+ crash bug in GtkTextView with lots of text.
  • Show missing libraries in ffmpeg_encoder.
  • Show time remaining estimate for encoding for most encoder formats.
  • OK / Cancel in the file chooser should immediately cancel any preview (regression).
  • Add “Use current clip values” button when entering multitrack.
  • Fix memory leak in pulseaudio input analysis.
  • Minor GUI improvements.

lives 2.6.0

How to Install LiVES 2.6.0 in Ubuntu:

Besides building from the source code, here’s a unofficial PPA available for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 14.04 and their derivatives.

Follow below steps to add PPA and install the video editor:

1. Launch terminal from Unity Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T key. When it opens, paste below command and run to add PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/lives

Type in your password (no visual feedback just type in mind) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

lives-ppa

2. Have a previous installed? Launch Software Updater and upgrade LiVES after checking for updates.

Or, run below commands one by one in terminal to check updates and install the new release:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install lives

3. (Optional) You may disable/remove PPAs after installation by launching Software & Updates and going to Other Software tab.

third-party-ppas