How to Install Avidemux 2.6.13 in Ubuntu 16.04

Last updated on April 4th, 2019

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:

[ac-box style=”tip”]For those prefer the GTK version, wait Avidemux 2.6.13 to be made into Thanh Tung Nguyen’s PPA[/ac-box]

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 -

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).