OpenShot 2.5 release with hardware encoding / decoding support

OpenShot Video Editor 2.5.0 was released a few days ago and supports hardware acceleration of exciting new features.

OpenShot 2.5.0 provides experimental support for hardware acceleration. If there is a supported encoder / decoder, you will see some new options available. This can significantly improve performance on some systems.

Also, the keyframe system has been completely rewritten to provide real-time interpolated values, and no longer caches the entire value set.

Other changes openshot 2.5.0 include:

  • Export and import of EDLs and XML.
  • Improved thumbnail generation via local HTTP server
  • Blender 2.8+ support
  • Ability to recover previous saves
  • Many fixes and improvements to SVG support.
  • Improved resize of preview window in OpenShot
  • Disable metric until opt-in
  • Export, build, and cross-platform improvements.

How to install OpenShot 2.5.0 on Ubuntu :

OpenShot has Official PPA Not currently updated for a new release.

You can execute the command (Ctrl + Alt + T) in the terminal to add the PPA repository and receive future software updates via the Software Updater utility.

                      sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa

Or just download 64-bit .appimage Files from the OpenShot website:

OpenShot download page

Right-click .appimage Make it executable in the Properties> Permissions file. Finally, run .appimage to launch Openshot Video Editor 2.5.0.

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