The free open-source Avidemux video editor 2.7.8 was released with many new features. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu via PPA.
The new release features many new video filters. A dedicated MOV muxer is available to replace MOV muxing mode within the MP4 muxer; A subset of color info relevant for HDR support is retained in copy mode when both input and output video are stored in Matroska / WebM containers.
The indexer in the MPEG-TS demuxer now detects resolution changes in MPEG-2 and H.264 streams.
YUV varieties of the lossless Ut Video codec are supported via bundled FFmpeg library. Multi-threaded video decoding is now available for the bundled FFmpeg.
Other changes include:
- Uncompressed 24-bit audio support.
- Limited support for 7.1 channel layout.
- Decode and stream copy support for XLL substream in DTS audio tracks.
- Audio properties updated on resuming playback.
- An option to keep the identity of markers A and B instead of swapping them automatically
- Maximum resolution support increased to 8192×8192
- FFmpeg bundle updated to 4.2.4
- MP4 muxer accepts now MPEG-1 and MPEG-2
- Extended Python interface, and more.
How to Install Avidemux 2.7.8 in Ubuntu:
The editor offers official non-install
.appimage package, which is available to download at the link below
[ac-button size=”large” color=”tan” style=”flat” url=”https://sourceforge.net/projects/avidemux/files/avidemux/” target=”_blank”]Download Avidemux[/ac-button]
Grab the appimage, go to file Properties -> Permissions and make it executable, finally right-click and run the file to launch the Avidemux video editor.
For those prefer the classic apt method, I’ve uploaded the .deb packages into the unofficial PPA, available for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 20.10.
1.) Open terminal and run command to add the PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/avidemux
Type user password (no asterisk feedback) and hit Enter to continue.
2.) Then refresh system package cache and install the editor:
sudo apt update sudo apt install avidemux2.7-qt5 avidemux2.7-plugins-qt5 avidemux2.7-jobs-qt5
To uninstall the PPA, run command:
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/avidemux
To uninstall the video editing software, run:
sudo apt remove --autoremove avidemux2.7-qt5 avidemux2.7-plugins-qt5 avidemux2.7-jobs-qt5
Thank you for supporting this wonderful video editor.
I prefer the classical method, because the app images do not integrate with the OS “registry”.
I mean I don’t get the “Open with” option in the File Manager (Thunar in my case).
Thank you for supporting the video editor.
but with your way is very easy to install but jobs not working
If you give ( /usr/bin/avidemux2.7_jobs_qt5 ) command it say avidemux3_qt5 not exist
some people say
Make a soft link in /usr/bin/avidemux3_cli pointing to avidemux2.7_cli and another avidemux3_qt5 pointing to avidemux2.7_qt5.
sudo ln -s avidemux2.7_cli avidemux3_cli
sudo ln -s avidemux2.7_qt5 avidemux3_qt5
maybe can help someone
I have installed Avidemux 2.7.8 from the PPA provided by UbuntuHandbook on Ubuntu 20.04
I queued up several to jobs and executed
When running jobs every job failed within 7 seconds. Some research led me to this post on askubuntu and the solution provided (soft linking
avidemux2.7_qt5) worked for me (soft linking /usr/bin/avidemux3_cli to
avidemux2.7_clidid not work for me).
It seems odd, that such a workaround would still be necessary for Avidemux 2.7.8 nearly two years after this issue has been made public (for Avidemux 2.7.3).
When executing the AppImage (
avidemuxLinux_2.7.8_GLIBC_2.28_amd64.appImage) I see no possibility to start the queue (aka
Avidemux 2.7.8 (installed on Ubuntu 20.04 from the PPA provided by xtradeb applications ppa:xtradeb/apps) shows similar problems. Soft linking however is not possible/necessary. `/usr/bin/avidemux3_cli` is not installed. When running “Avidemux Jobs” the option “use Qt version” _has_ to be checked, otherwise all jobs will fail.
What about to add ‘hirsute’ (21.04) distributive of Ubuntu?..