How to Install Avidemux 2.7.1 in Ubuntu 18.10 via PPA

Last updated: October 19, 2018

Avidemux video editor

The latest Avidemux video editor 2.7.1 now can be installed in Ubuntu 18.10 easily via PPA (unofficial) repository.

The new package name has been renamed to avidemux2.7, thanks to Thanh Tung Nguyen. Unfortunately, I can’t build the VapourSynth plugin at the moment due to lack of time (I’m new to computer languages, and one small issue can take me a few hours to solve).

1. For Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 16.04 with avidemux2.6 installed, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and remove it first via command:

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

2. Add the PPA repository by running command in terminal:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/avidemux

Type user password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

3. Finally install Avidemux 2.7.1 via command:

sudo apt install avidemux2.7-qt5

For Ubuntu 16.04, run sudo apt update to refresh cache first.


To remove the software package, run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --autoremove avidemux2.7-qt5

To remove the PPA, launch Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab.


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4 responses to How to Install Avidemux 2.7.1 in Ubuntu 18.10 via PPA

  1. Avidemux is my favorite video editor. Had it installed by a .deb package. Thanks, this way it will stay updated.

  2. Before step 3 it is necessary to run “sudo apt update”.

  3. Thanks Man very very much you saved my day…….