OpenShot 2.4.1 Available for Install via Ubuntu PPA

Last updated: November 25, 2017

OpenShot Video Editor

OpenShot video editor reached the 2.4.1 release two weeks ago. Now it’s finally available in PPA for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04.

OpenShot 2.4.1 release highlights:

  • Improved image quality.
  • Improved playback smoothness.
  • Improved stability (especially for Windows)
  • New video tutorials
  • Stability improvements and more. See the release note.

How to Install OpenShot 2.4.1 in Ubuntu:

The PPA does not support Ubuntu 17.10 so far. However, a 64-bit AppImage is available for download at the link below. Just download, make executable and run the file to launch OpenShot:

For traditional packages, OpenShot’s official PPA contains the .deb packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 17.04:

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 libopenshot*


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.


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