In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Kdenlive on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Kdenlive is one of the most popular open-source video editors. Kdenlive is known for its ability to support multiple video formats, such as 3Gp, MKV, MP4, etc., in addition to providing loads of powerful features to its users. Some of the most prominent features include multi-tracks for audio and video editing, a variety of effects and transitions, and customizability.
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 Kdenlive Video Editor 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, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint or elementary OS.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
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 Kdenlive 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 Kdenlive on Ubuntu 20.04.
- Install Kdenlive from the PPA repository.
If you’re running Ubuntu 20.04 LTS you can install Kdenlive via the project’s official stable release PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kdenlive/kdenlive-stable
Finally, enter the following command to install Kdenlive on the Ubuntu system:
sudo apt update sudo apt install kdenlive
- Install Kdenlive from the Snap store.
Run the following command to install Snap packages:
sudo apt install snapd
To install Kdenlive, simply use the following command:
sudo snap install kdenlive
Step 3. Accessing Kdenlive on Ubuntu.
Once installed launch from the Unity Dash (or equivalent app menu).
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Kdenlive. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Kdenlive Video Editor on your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Kdenlive website.