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How To Install Kdenlive on Linux Mint 20

Install Kdenlive on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Kdenlive on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Kdenlive is an open-source video editing application that is a cross-platform package applicable for all major OS including Linux, Microsoft Windows, macOS, etc. Using Kdenlive, you can add effects and transitions to your video. Moreover, it also allows us to render the video in any format.

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 open-source video editing on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • 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 Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

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

sudo apt update

Step 2. Install Kdenlive on Linux Mint 20.

  • Install Kdenlive from the PPA repository.

Now we add the Kdenlive’s repository:

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

Next, install Kdenlive using the following command:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install kdenlive
  • Install Kdenlive using Snap packages.

To install Kdenlive, simply use the following command:

sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref
sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install kdenlive

Step 3. Accessing Kdenlive on Linux Mint.

Once successfully installed, you can also launch this video editor through your terminal with the command shown below:


Congratulations! You have successfully installed Kdenlive. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of the Kdenlive open-source video editing application on the Linux Mint system. 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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