How To Install Avidemux 2.6.8 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Elementary OS

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 2.6.8, which has been recently released. For information about this release, see the changelog.

In this article I will show you how to install Avidemux 2.6.8 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

Because it is available via PPA, installing Avidemux 2.6.8 on the listed Ubuntu, Linux Mint and Elementary OS systems is easy. All you have to do is add the ppa to your system, update the local repository index and install the avidemux2.6 package. Like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rebuntu16/avidemux+unofficial
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install avidemux2.6

Optional, to remove avidemux2.6, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove avidemux2.6

Or, you can disable the PPA, remove avidemux2.6 and downgrade all the packages updated via that PPA, do:

$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:rebuntu16/avidemux+unofficial

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