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OpenShot 2.2 Released, Install it in Ubuntu via PPA

Last updated: December 22, 2016

OpenShot Video Editor

Then OpenShot video editor has reached the 2.2 release with optimized editing of HD videos. Qt version has been made into the official Ubuntu PPA.

New features in OpenShot 2.2:

  • Editing HD videos (5K, 4K, 2.5K, and 1080p) is vastly improved.
  • A new caching engine supports both memory and disk back-ends.
  • opening huge projects up to 10x faster.
  • Many critical bug-fixes.
  • Keyframe Enhancements.
  • Improved error handling and real-time error reporting.
  • New title templates.
  • New 2.5k and 4k profiles added
  • And see here for more details.

How to install OpenShot 2.2 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, and their derivatives, e.g, Linux Mint 17, 18, follow the steps below to add OpenShot Stable PPA and install / upgrade the latest release:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa

Type in your password when it asks and hit Enter.

2. For those who have a previous Qt version installed, launch Software Updater and upgrade OpenShot after checking for updates.

or just run the commands below in terminal to check for updates and install OpenShot 2.2:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install openshot-qt

OpenShot video editor finally reached the new major 2.1 stable release. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04 via PPA.

OpenShot 2.1 adds support for displaying audio waveforms on clips, improves property editing, provides a new selection dropdown, supports user-configurable keyboard mapping, Windows 64-bit support, timeline improvements, a new startup tutorial, performance gains for effects, improved transitions, and much more.

The OpenShot Stable PPA has made the 2.1 release packages (Qt5 built) for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04. To install it, do:

1. Launch terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa

2. You may have both 1.4.3 and 2.1 releases installed on your system since the new release is built against Qt5 and uses different application icons.

Just run the commands below in terminal to update and install Shotwell 2.1:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install openshot-qt

And finally launch the video editor from Unity Dash and enjoy!