How To Install OpenShot 2.0.7 (Beta 4) On Ubuntu

As you may know, OpenShot is a free, open-source, cross-platform video editing software, written in C++ and PyQt5.

The latest version available is OpenShot 2.0.7 (Beta 4), which comes with the below changes:

  • support for image sequences;
  • added a new file properties dialog which displays all known audio/video details about a file;
  • initial support for opening legacy 1.x OpenShot project files;
  • faster timeline performance;
  • improved project saving;
  • ImageMagic support is now optional;
  • various bug fixes.

Installation instructions:

In order to successfully install OpenShot on Ubuntu, you have to add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the openshot-qt package:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install openshot-qt

Optional, to remove openshot, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove openshot-qt

The installation instructions should work on Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.x, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

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