Install OpenShot on Ubuntu 20.04 or Ubuntu-based distributions
Some of the supported features available in OpenShot
- Video transitions
- Animation and key-frames
- 3D animations
- Clip resizing
- Clip rotation
- Clip trimming
- Image overlays
- Title editing and templates
- Timeline with drag and drop, scrolling, pan and zoom and many more features.
- Audio mixing and editing
- Real-time preview
- Free and open-source
- Built-in and custom themes support
- Export to multiple formats
- Drag and drop
- and many more.
In this article we will see how to install this open-source video editor in Ubuntu or Ubuntu based distributions. Follow the same steps to install into other Ubuntu-based distributions:
Running OpenShot without installing
Head over to OpenShot Download page to download via provided direct link or using torrent.
We need to provide executable permission to the downloaded AppImage. Execute
sudo chmod u+x fileName.AppImage command, replacing
fileName with an actual file name with extension.
To run OpenShot, just double click on the AppImage file.
Installing from official PPA using terminal
An official PPA for OpenShot Video Editor is also available for download and first, we need to add PPA to our system.
Open your terminal (
Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the below commands with
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa sudo apt update sudo apt install openshot-qt -f
Single line command
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa &&\ sudo apt update &&\ sudo apt install -f openshot-qt
This command will install the latest OpenShot with other dependencies and fixes broken packages if any. It can be updated through the command-line or your Software Update tool
Once the installation is done, we can now run
openshot from application launcher or type
openshot-qt in terminal.
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