Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Avidemux is an open-source, multi-platform tool for video editing, written in C++ and using Qt for its GUI. It allows the user to cut, filter and encode videos easily, having support for the most popular file types, including: AVI, DVD, MPEG, MP4 and others.
The latest version available is Avidemux 2.6.5, which brings some improvements to the previous version. For more information, visit the official site. Among other changes, the latest version of Avidemux brings support for decoding H264 and XvBA.
In this article I will show you how to install Avidemux 2.6.5 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.
Because it is available via the GetDeb repository, installing Avidemux 2.6.5 on Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS is easy. All you have to do is:
Download and install the GetDeb repository:
$ wget -c archive.getdeb.net/install_deb/getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb
$ sudo dpkg -i getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb
Update the local repository index:
$ sudo apt-get update
Install Avidemux 2.6.5:
$ sudo apt-get install avidemux2.6