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How To Install Kdenlive on Debian 11

Install Kdenlive on Debian 11

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Kdenlive on Debian 11. For those of you who didn’t know, Kdenlive is a free and open-source video editing software that offers a range of powerful features to create professional-looking videos. It is widely used by video editors, YouTubers, and content creators to edit their videos with ease.

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 the step-by-step installation of Kdenlive video editing software on a Debian 11 (Bullseye).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Debian 11.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Kdenlive.
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 Kdenlive on Debian 11 Bullseye

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install ca-certificates apt-transport-https software-properties-common lsb-release

Step 2. Installing Kdenlive on Debian 11.

Method 1. Installing Kdenlive using Kdenlive PPA √

By default, Kdenlive is not available on the Debian 11 base repository. So, now run the following command below to add the Kdenlive PPA repository to your Debian system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kdenlive/kdenlive-stable

After adding the PPA, you need to update the package list and install Kdenlive using the following command below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install kdenlive
  • Method 2. Install Kdenlive using Flatpak √

Before you can install Kdenlive using Flatpak, you need to install Flatpak itself. To do that, open the Terminal and type the following command:

sudo apt install flatpak

After installing Flatpak, you need to add the Flathub repository to your system using the following command:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

Now that you have Flatpak and Flathub set up, you can install Kdenlive using the following command:

flatpak install flathub org.kde.kdenlive

For additional resources on installing Flatpak, read the post below:

Step 3. Accessing Kdenlive on Debian Linux.

Once successfully installed, you can launch Kdenlive from the application menu or by typing the following command in the Terminal:


For Flatpak users, you’ll need to launch Kdenlive with a slightly different command in a terminal instance:

flatpak run org.kde.kdenlive

Install Kdenlive on Debian 11 Bullseye

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Kdenlive. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Kdenlive open-source video editor on Debian 11 Bullseye. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Kdenlive website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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