Install OpenShot 1.3.0 in Ubuntu, A Fully Featured Video-Editor!

Previously I talked about the Avidemux which is also a great video-editor. Although Avidemux is also a great app for the everyday multimedia conversions and one of the the best for professional who seek powerful effects with a complete video editing suite too. But if you've used it already and looking for a slightly better alternative, then you should consider OpenShot.

Main GUI...
From adding audio/video files to trimming or applying effects... changing frame sizes, cropping, etc... it has lots of options. But as with the GTK or the Gnome or whatever the philosophy they believe in, in my opinion the main GUI is a bit over simplified. It seems like (well, as usual) they've "forgotten" that at least this time, they should be creating something for well trained professionals.

But that's my criticisms about it, but to be fare, you can do lot more with Openshot video editor nonetheless.

Main feature...

*. Support stock icons.

*. Lots of video and audio effects (with customizable options, per effect).

*. Changes various video attributes such as - crop, frame-rate, bit rate, aspect ration, width, etc.

*. Change speed settings.

*. Play.

*. Cut and paste, full Gnome drag-n-drop support.

*. Automatically upload your created videos to YouTube or Vimeo..., etc.

So, if you're an Ubuntu Linux user and want to install Openshot 1.3.0, then open your Terminal and issue the below command.
sudo aptitude install openshot openshot-doc
Or, you can install it via a PPA channel (which gives you the ability to receive updates faster than the official version, but may not be as stable as the official version..., it's your choice ;-) ) as well. If so, then ignore the above command and enter the below one.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonoomph/openshot-edge
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openshot openshot-doc


Anonymous said...

Hi is there text overlays in the app?

Gayan said...


I'm not a video editing expert... so not quite sure about that :(, sorry.

But it sure does come with image overlays....

you can read more about its features from the below URL

good luck.

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