Avidemux 2.6.5 Released: Install / Upgrade in Ubuntu 13.04, 12.04

Last updated: September 1, 2013

avidemux video editorThe Avidemux video editor has reached version 2.6.5 with improvements and bug fixes. This tutorial shows how to install or upgrade it in Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04 via PPA.

As you may know, Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file formats, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, ASF and MP4 using a variety of codecs.

Avidemux 2.6.5 has below changes:

  • libva hardware decoding
  • xvba hardware decoding, ported from xbmc, experimental
  • Re-enabled 64bits windows build using octave
  • Only lock job database when adding a job
  • Fixed the doubled fps bug on mpeg ts
  • Fixed positive and negative audio shift having the same effect
  • Windows : Better drag n drop support
  • Added back save/load video filter set
  • Dv encoding
  • Fast, superfast and ultrafast x264 preset by bernd_b
  • Support for 10bits h264 decoding
  • Much improved speed for downmixing
  • Updated libav*
  • Plenty of bugs fixed

Intall Avidemux via PPA:

For Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and their derivatives such as Linux Mint 13 Maya, 15 Olivia, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna. Press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands one by one to add the ppa:

wget http://archive.getdeb.net/install_deb/getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb

sudo dpkg -i getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb

For Linux Mint users, you can read this post to add the GetDeb repository

To install the editor, run below command:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install avidemux2.6


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