How to Install Openshot Video Editor in Ubuntu – A Open Source Video Editor Application for Linux

In this article we are going to learn How to install Openshot video editor in Ubuntu. Openshot is a open source video editor application used to edit or customize video files for movies, presentations or any kind of personal videos. The main developer of openshot video editor application is Jonathan Thomas written the application initially on year 2008 using C++ and Python programming language and released under GNUv3 General Public License.

Openshot open source video editor application is a cross platform application available for almost all major operating systems like Linux, Microsoft Windows, MacOS, FreeBSD. Openshot video editor comes with rich features mentioned below :

  • You can include any number of tracks and layers to mix the audios, videos or images.
  • It supports almost all video and audio formats.
  • Video rotation, trimming, cutting, resizing..etc…
  • Available so many video transistion and video effects.
  • Include 3D text in Title or in Introduction
  • Openshot video editor capable of edit and mix audio files

For more information on Openshot open source video editor application you can visit official website Here!

How to Install Openshot Video Editor in Ubuntu – A Open Source Video Editor Application for Linux

Follow the below steps to install Openshot video editor in Ubuntu:

Before we start the installation of Openshot video editor application we have to install official PPA repository for that as openshot is not a part of default repository of Ubuntu. So to install the PPA repository use the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa   # Install PPA Repository
 This PPA contains the current stable version of OpenShot Video Editor.

If you would rather the bleeding-edge version, check out the following URL:
https://launchpad.net/~jonoomph/+archive/openshot-edge


 More info: https://launchpad.net/~openshot.developers/+archive/ubuntu/ppa
Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp6mlgki11/secring.gpg" created
gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmp6mlgki11/pubring.gpg' created
gpg: requesting key B9BA26FA from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com
gpg: /tmp/tmp6mlgki11/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created
gpg: key B9BA26FA: public key "Launchpad OpenShot Development PPA" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1  (RSA: 1)
OK

After installing the PPA repository let’s go ahead and update the packages and repositories of ubuntu using below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update   # Update Packages & Repositories
Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-security InRelease [102 kB]                                                                          
Get:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/openshot.developers/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease [17.6 kB]                                                                  
Hit:3 http://ppa.launchpad.net/transmissionbt/ppa/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                                                 
Hit:4 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial InRelease                                                                      
Get:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/openshot.developers/ppa/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages [3,484 B]                             
Get:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/openshot.developers/ppa/ubuntu xenial/main i386 Packages [3,488 B]        
Get:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/openshot.developers/ppa/ubuntu xenial/main Translation-en [892 B]          
Get:8 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates InRelease [102 kB]                               
Ign:9 http://repo.vivaldi.com/stable/deb stable InRelease
Get:10 http://repo.vivaldi.com/stable/deb stable Release [2,709 B]
Get:11 http://repo.vivaldi.com/stable/deb stable Release.gpg [819 B]
Get:12 http://repo.vivaldi.com/stable/deb stable/main amd64 Packages [3,565 B]
Get:13 http://repo.vivaldi.com/stable/deb stable/main i386 Packages [3,156 B]
Get:14 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-backports InRelease [102 kB]
Fetched 342 kB in 2s (148 kB/s)     
Reading package lists... Done

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Finally follow the below command to install openshot video editor application.

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install openshot   # Install Openshot open source video editor package
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  docutils-common libqt5clucene5 libqt5designer5 libqt5help5 python3-docutils python3-enchant python3-markdown python3-markups python3-pygments python3-pyqt5
  python3-pyqt5.qtwebkit python3-roman python3-sip python3-textile python3-yaml
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following additional packages will be installed:
  docbook-xml frei0r-plugins gtk2-engines-pixbuf i965-va-driver libaacs0 libass5 libavcodec-ffmpeg56 libavdevice-ffmpeg56 libavfilter-ffmpeg5 libavformat-ffmpeg56
  libavresample-ffmpeg2 libavutil-ffmpeg54 libbdplus0 libbluray1 libbs2b0 libcrystalhd3 libdc1394-22 libflite1 libgail-common libgail18 libgavl1 libgme0
  libgoocanvas-common libgoocanvas3 libgsm1 libgtk2.0-0 libgtk2.0-bin libgtkglext1 libllvm4.0 libmlt++3 libmlt-data libmlt6 libmodplug1 libmovit4 libmp3lame0
  libopenal-data libopenal1 libopencore-amrnb0 libopencore-amrwb0 libopencv-core2.4v5 libopencv-highgui2.4v5 libopencv-imgproc2.4v5 libopencv-objdetect2.4v5
  libopencv-video2.4v5 libopenjpeg5 libpostproc-ffmpeg53 librarian0 libschroedinger-1.0-0 libsdl1.2debian libshine3 libsnappy1v5 libsodium18 libsox-fmt-alsa
  libsox-fmt-base libsox2 libsoxr0 libssh-gcrypt-4 libswresample-ffmpeg1 libswscale-ffmpeg3 libtbb2 libtwolame0 libva1 libvdpau1 libx264-148 libx265-79 libxvidcore4
  libzmq5 libzvbi-common libzvbi0 melt mesa-vdpau-drivers openshot-doc python-cairo python-gobject-2 python-gtk2 python-httplib2 python-imaging python-mlt python-pil
  python-pygoocanvas python-xdg rarian-compat sgml-data va-driver-all vdpau-driver-all vdpau-va-driver
Suggested packages:
  docbook docbook-dsssl docbook-xsl docbook-defguide opencv-data libbluray-bdj firmware-crystalhd libsox-fmt-all blender inkscape python-gobject-2-dbg python-gtk2-doc
  python-pil-doc python-pil-dbg perlsgml w3-recs opensp libxml2-utils libfglrx-amdxvba1 libvdpau-va-gl1 nvidia-vdpau-driver nvidia-legacy-340xx-vdpau-driver
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  docbook-xml frei0r-plugins gtk2-engines-pixbuf i965-va-driver libaacs0 libass5 libavcodec-ffmpeg56 libavdevice-ffmpeg56 libavfilter-ffmpeg5 libavformat-ffmpeg56
  libavresample-ffmpeg2 libavutil-ffmpeg54 libbdplus0 libbluray1 libbs2b0 libcrystalhd3 libdc1394-22 libflite1 libgavl1 libgme0 libgoocanvas-common libgoocanvas3
  libgsm1 libgtkglext1 libllvm4.0 libmlt++3 libmlt-data libmlt6 libmodplug1 libmovit4 libmp3lame0 libopenal-data libopenal1 libopencore-amrnb0 libopencore-amrwb0
  libopencv-core2.4v5 libopencv-highgui2.4v5 libopencv-imgproc2.4v5 libopencv-objdetect2.4v5 libopencv-video2.4v5 libopenjpeg5 libpostproc-ffmpeg53 librarian0
  libschroedinger-1.0-0 libsdl1.2debian libshine3 libsnappy1v5 libsodium18 libsox-fmt-alsa libsox-fmt-base libsox2 libsoxr0 libssh-gcrypt-4 libswresample-ffmpeg1
  libswscale-ffmpeg3 libtbb2 libtwolame0 libva1 libvdpau1 libx264-148 libx265-79 libxvidcore4 libzmq5 libzvbi-common libzvbi0 melt mesa-vdpau-drivers openshot
  openshot-doc python-cairo python-gobject-2 python-gtk2 python-httplib2 python-imaging python-mlt python-pil python-pygoocanvas python-xdg rarian-compat sgml-data
  va-driver-all vdpau-driver-all vdpau-va-driver
The following packages will be upgraded:
  libgail-common libgail18 libgtk2.0-0 libgtk2.0-bin
4 upgraded, 83 newly installed, 0 to remove and 317 not upgraded.
Need to get 73.7 MB of archives.
After this operation, 278 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y  ---> Enter "y" to continue the installation

We have successfully installed the openshot video editor application. To confirm the same refer the below command.

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -l openshot   # 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  openshot                             1.4.3-1.2               all                     Create and edit videos and movies

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

[email protected]:~$ openshot

You can also open the openshot video editor application graphically.

How To Uninstall Openshot Video Editor Application On Ubuntu?

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

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg -r openshot   # Uninstall Openshot Video editor Application
(Reading database ... 180153 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing openshot (1.4.3-1.2) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.59ubuntu1) ...
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 man-db (2.7.5-1) ...
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.5-2ubuntu0.1) ...

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