Sunday, December 24, 2017

How to Install Kdenlive 17.12.0 Video Editor on Ubuntu 17.04, 17.10

    Kdenlive is an open source video editor. The project was started around 2003. Kdenlive is built on Qt and the KDE Frameworks libraries. Most of the video processing is done by the MLT Framework, which relies on many other open source projects like FFmpeg, frei0r, movit, ladspa, sox, etc…


Kdenlive 17.12.0 Changelog:
  • Remove useless audio bitrate on pcm proxy encoding.
  • Update proxy profiles.
  • Make sure playlist proxies have an even height.
  • Fix crash on playlists concurrent jobs using library clips.
  • Timeline preview fixes: Don’t invalidate on expand/collapse effect, invalidate on master clip edit.
  • Don’t restart clip if trying to play backwards from clip monitor end.
  • Use smaller size for image proxies.
  • Fix playing backwards forwards one second.
  • Fix extension in transcode file dialog.
  • Sort clip zones by position instead of name.
  • Set a proper desktop file name to fix an icon under Wayland.
  • FreeBSD does not have sys/asm.h — for what is this include needed on linux?.
  • Doc: fix option (qwindowtitle instead of caption).
  • Fix terminology: mimetype(s) -> MIME type(s).
  • Fix UI string: Control Center -> System Settings.
  • Const’ify code.
  • Fix import image sequence. 

Installation instructions: 

    You can install the Kdenlive 17.12.0 from PPA, simply run  of commands in terminal.

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

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install kdenlive

Install via package if PPA is not up to date
  • Download the Linux appimage file
  • Right-click on the file and click properties.
  • Click on Permissions tab and check the box to make it executable
  • Then run the file as it does not require any installation  

Additional packages that are required by Kdenlive .


$ sudo apt install ffmpeg dvgrab dvdauthor genisoimage vlc


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