How To Install OpenShot 2.3 On Ubuntu

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

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The latest version available is OpenShot 2.3, which comes with the below changes:

  • A new transform tool, allows real-time transformations in the video preview window.
  • Zooming the timeline has been greatly improved.
  • The razor tool from OpenShot 1.4.3 has returned
  • Many improvements to the Title Editor and Animated Title Editor.
  • Preview has own dedicated video player, allows multiple preview windows at the same time.
  • Huge performance improvements for real-time previews
  • New documentation (English only so far)

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 16.10 Yakkety Yak, Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus, Ubuntu, 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 18.x, Linux Mint 17.x, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

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