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Pitivi video editor 2020.09 was released a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and derivatives.

It’s been more than 2 years since the last stable release, Pitivi 2020.09 features a plugin system, easy Ken-Burns effect, developer console plugin, timeline markers, user-interface and workflow improvements, a refactored media library, new keyboard shortcuts, and much more.

How to Install Pitivi in Ubuntu:

The new release has been into Ubuntu 20.10 universe repository. For Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Linux Mint and other Linux, it can be installed via Flathub repository.

1. Open terminal from system application launcher, then run command to install Flatpak (if you don’t have it):

sudo apt install flatpak

For Ubuntu 18.04, you have to add the PPA first before installing the flatpak daemon:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak && sudo apt update

2. Then add the flathub repository by running command:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

3. Finally install Pitivi video editor:

flatpak install flathub org.pitivi.Pitivi

Uninstall Pitivi Flatpak package:

For any reason, you can remove the flatpak package easily by running command in terminal:

flatpak uninstall org.pitivi.Pitivi

The open-source non-linear video editor, Pitivi 1.0, is finally near after thirteen years of development.

Pitivi 1.0 release candidate “Ocean Big Chair”, marked as version 0.99, has many bug-fixes and performance improvements. There are quite a few important fixes thanks to the students who contributed in Google Summer of Code.

The development is focused on bug fixing until Pitivi 1.0. A flatpak repository has been created so Ubuntu users can easily install the latest release of Pitivi via following steps.

How to Install Pitivi via Flatpak in Ubuntu:

1. For Ubuntu 16.04, first open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run following commands to install flatpak daemon while it’s not available by default:

  • Add the PPA repository for flatpak:
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:alexlarsson/flatpak

    Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

  • Then install flatpak for Ubuntu 16.04 and derivatives:
    sudo apt update
    sudo apt install --install-recommends flatpak

2. Then run command to install Pitivi flatpak package:

flatpak install --user

Once installed, launch the video editor either from your application launcher or via command:

flatpak run org.pitivi.Pitivi

In addition, to update the Pitivi flatpak when a new release is available, run command:

flatpak --user update org.pitivi.Pitivi

And to uninstall the flatpak, run following command in terminal:

flatpak --user uninstall org.pitivi.Pitivi stable

Pitivi Video Editor has reached version 0.94 recently. The new release features Gnome client-side decoration Gtk HeaderBar.

According to the release note, the main toolbar and menubar have been replaced by a headerbar and menubutton, saving a significant amount of precious vertical space and using the horizontal space better.

See the comparison -Pitivi 0.93 on the left, 0.94 on the right:

Besides that, Pitivi 0.94 fixed various bugs:

  • Fixed crashes due to a broken version of CoGL, CoGL APIs has been dropped.
  • Fixed crashes when running Pitivi outside of GNOME Shell due to Clutter GStreamer video output.
  • Ported to Python3
  • Text wrapping in the rendering progress dialog and title editor has been fixed
  • Effects can now be reordered within a clip’s properties
  • The default positioning of UI components (when starting from a fresh install) has been improved to be balanced properly
  • Various issues have been corrected regarding:
    • Drag and drop in the media library
    • Audio waveforms
    • Undo/redo
  • The user manual is now up to date with the state of the new Pitivi series
  • Undocked window components do not shift position on startup anymore
  • Docked window components do not shift position on startup anymore, when the window is not maximized.
  • The title editor’s UI has been simplified, and now supports decimal font sizes
  • Educational infobars throughout the UI have been tweaked to make their colors less intrusive
  • Timeline UI animations have been tweaked
  • Other fixes and translations updates

How to get Pitivi 0.94:

First you may check out your OS type, 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x86_64), by going to shutdown menu (top-right corner gear button) -> “About This Computer”

Select download the all-in-one-bundle package from the link below:

Pitivi all-in-one-bundle

Extract the package and run the executable from the result folder.