How To Install Avidemux on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Install Avidemux on Ubuntu 20.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Avidemux on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Avidemux is a free and open-source software application for non-linear video editing and transcoding multimedia files. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4, and ASF, using a variety of codecs.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step-by-step installation of the Avidemux open-source video editing application on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Avidemux on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Avidemux on Ubuntu 20.04.

By default, Avidemux is not available Ubuntu 20.04 base repository. Now we add the PPA “xtradeb applications” to your Ubuntu system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xtradeb/apps

Finally, run the following command below to refresh system packages and install Avidemux:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install avidemux*

Step 3. Accessing Avidemux on Ubuntu.

Once successfully installed, now go to Applications and you will find the Avidemux icon, click on it to run:

Install Avidemux on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Avidemux. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Avidemux video editing on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Avidemux website.

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