How to Install Lightworks Video Editor in Ubuntu – A Best Free Video Editing Software for Linux

In this article, we are going to learn How to install Lightworks Video Editor in Ubuntu. Lightworks Video Editor is an open-source best free video editing software for Linux. The features of this application are simple & user friendly. This application was initially developed by EditShare LLC and released in the year 1989 under the Freemium license. Here we are going to install the latest version of Lightworks free video editing software in Ubuntu which was released on 4th April 2017.

Features of Lightworks Video Editor :

  • By default, Lightworks free video editing software comes with royalty-free background video’s and audio’s which you can use in your project.
  • It’s a cross-platform application available for major operating systems i.e. Linux, Microsoft Windows, macOS.
  • Export your created videos to online popular video storage websites like Vimeo, Youtube, and so on.
  • Include 2K resolution and 4K resolution in your video using Lightworks Video Editor.

For more information on the Lightworks Video Editor application, you can visit the official website Here!

How to Install Lightworks Video Editor in Ubuntu – A Best Free Video Editing Software for Linux

Follow the below steps to install Lightworks Video Editor in Ubuntu – A free video editing software for Linux

Before starting the installation we have to download the Lightworks video editor from the official website. So follow the below command to download the same.

[email protected]:~$ wget https://downloads.lwks.com/v14/lwks-14.0.0-amd64.deb
--2017-11-16 08:45:05--  https://downloads.lwks.com/v14/lwks-14.0.0-amd64.deb
Resolving downloads.lwks.com (downloads.lwks.com)... 64.64.4.94
Connecting to downloads.lwks.com (downloads.lwks.com)|64.64.4.94|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 65869132 (63M) [application/x-debian-package]
Saving to: ‘lwks-14.0.0-amd64.deb’

lwks-14.0.0-amd64.deb                      100%[=====================================================================================>]  62.82M   167KB/s    in 3m 49s  

2017-11-16 08:49:11 (281 KB/s) - ‘lwks-14.0.0-amd64.deb’ saved [65869132/65869132]

Here I have downloaded the .deb package of Lightworks. Refer to the output below.

[email protected]:~$ ls -l lwks-14.0.0-amd64.deb 
-rw-rw-r-- 1 itsmarttricks itsmarttricks 65869132 Apr  3  2017 lwks-14.0.0-amd64.deb

After downloading we are ready to install the Lightworks video editor package but before that let’s update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu using the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update   # Update Packages & Repositories
Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]                                 
Hit:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                 
Get:3 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]        
Get:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB]                
Get:5 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages [657 kB]
Get:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/main i386 Packages [622 kB]
Get:7 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe amd64 Packages [546 kB]
Get:8 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates/universe i386 Packages [519 kB]
Fetched 2,651 kB in 6s (412 kB/s)                                                                                                                                       
Reading package lists... Done

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Now let’s go ahead and install the Lightworks free video editing software package using below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -i lwks-14.0.0-amd64.deb   # Install the Lightworks Package
Selecting previously unselected package lightworks.
(Reading database ... 174198 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack lwks-14.0.0-amd64.deb ...
Unpacking lightworks (14.0.0.0) ...
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of lightworks:
 lightworks depends on nvidia-cg-toolkit; however:
  Package nvidia-cg-toolkit is not installed.
 lightworks depends on libportaudiocpp0; however:
  Package libportaudiocpp0 is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package lightworks (--install):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
Processing triggers for fontconfig (2.11.94-0ubuntu1.1) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 lightworks

Note: During package installation, you will get some error message of dependencies as Lightworks video editor required some important dependencies to run properly. So don’t worry about the error message. Just run the below command to install all required dependencies.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get -f install   # Install Required Dependencies
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Correcting dependencies... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  freeglut3 libcg libcggl libportaudiocpp0 nvidia-cg-dev nvidia-cg-toolkit
Suggested packages:
  nvidia-cg-doc
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  freeglut3 libcg libcggl libportaudiocpp0 nvidia-cg-dev nvidia-cg-toolkit
0 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 0 to remove and 436 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 4,210 kB of archives.
After this operation, 32.7 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y   ---> Enter 'y' to continue the installation

As you can see above we have successfully installed the Lightworks video editor package. To confirm the same reference to the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -l lightworks   # Confirm the installed Package
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name                                 Version                 Architecture            Description
+++-====================================-=======================-=======================-=============================================================================
ii  lightworks                           14.0.0.0                amd64                   Hollywood-strength editing for everyone

Now to open the application just type the command lightworks on shell prompt. Refer to the command below.

[email protected]:~$ lightworks   # Open the lightworks free video editing software

After opening the Lightworks video editor for the first time it will ask you to create an account. So just create an account by entering your Email ID, Username & Password. After creating an account you will successfully get into the Lightworks free video editing software. Here to start your work you can create a new project by click on Create a new project option. Then give a name to your project and set the Frame rate to Auto.

How To Uninstall Lightworks Video Editor Application On Ubuntu?

If you want to remove Lightworks Video Editor from your system, enter the following command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -r lightworks   # Uninstall the Lightworks free video editing software
(Reading database ... 175001 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing lightworks (14.0.0.0) ...
Processing triggers for fontconfig (2.11.94-0ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-6ubuntu3.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.22-1ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for bamfdaemon (0.5.3~bzr0+16.04.20160824-0ubuntu1) ...
Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf-2.index...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained How to Install Lightworks Video Editor in Ubuntu – A Best Free Video Editing Software for Linux. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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