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OpenShot 2.4 Released, Focuses on Stability

A new version of OpenShot, the crash-happy open-source non-linear video editor, is available to download. While the previous couple of releases were big on features the latest release is a “stability-focused release”, says project lead Jonathan Thomas. A few minor fixes elsewhere also slip in, including improved undo/redo history, and a new freeze and zoom menu. But reliability […]

This post, OpenShot 2.4 Released, Focuses on Stability, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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How to Install the Latest OpenShot Release on Ubuntu

openshot logoYesterday saw an all-new release of popular open-source video editor OpenShot, which touts support for 4K video editing, performance improvements of up to 10x the previous release, and some natty new title templates. Keen to try it? If so, you may be wondering how to install OpenShot 2.2 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or later. Well, there are […]

This post, How to Install the Latest OpenShot Release on Ubuntu, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Openshot 2.2 Released With 4K Editing, Improved Performance

openshot 2.0.6 betaIt’s been a few years since the OpenShot Kickstarter campaign end successfully, but progress on the ‘next generation’ version of OpenShot has been, for various practical reasons, a little slow. But this year the open-source non-linear video editor has (thankfully) picked up pace in its new Qt clothing. Following the release of OpenShot 2.0 beta in the early part of […]

This post, Openshot 2.2 Released With 4K Editing, Improved Performance, was written by Joey Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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OpenShot 2.0 Beta 4 Is Now Available to Download

openshot 2.0.6 beta

A new beta of the crowd-funded open-source non-linear video editor OpenShot is now available for testing. 

“Lots of great progress has been made since the previous beta,” informs project lead Jonathan Thomas in a blog post to announce the new snapshot.

Among the improvements that can be found in this latest snapshot:

  • Support for image sequences (e.g., file01.jpg, file02.jpg, filed.jpg) as single clip
  • New file properties dialog, including frame rate adjustment
  • New cross-platform daily builds server @ openshot.org/download
  • Initial support for opening OpenShot 1.x projects
  • Faster Timeline Performance
  • Better handling of project save
  • Bug fixes
  • Linux AppImage (similar to Mac DMG)

These come on top the huge foundational rejig that the OpenShot 2.0 series has seen.

If you tried the beta release launched back in February and, like us, found it to be …a little crash-prone and resource-hungry then I do recommend giving this latest beta a roll.

It’s not perfect and there’s plenty of room for improvement, but in terms of overall stability it is far more reliable.

OpenShot 2.0 Beta 4 is available for Windows, Mac and Linux.

Linux builds are available as source and as a universal AppImage that can be downloaded from the Openshot daily builds server.

The AppImage image does not need to be installed and comes with all its dependencies neatly packaged up inside (it’s 1 150MB+ download). You just download, set permissions and run.

If you prefer to get your apps through a more familiar method you can, of course, add the official Openshot PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install openshot-qt

When installed you will be able to launch the app from the Unity Dash.

This post, OpenShot 2.0 Beta 4 Is Now Available to Download, was written by Joey-Elijah Sneddon and first appeared on OMG! Ubuntu!.

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Video Editor `OpenShot` 2.0.7 (Beta 4) Released, Adds Universal Linux AppImage Downloads

OpenShot is a free and open source video editor for Linux, Windows and Mac OS X. 
OpenShot Video Editor 2.0.7 Ubuntu
With version 2.0, which was born as a result of a successful Kickstarter campaign, OpenShot uses a new cross-platform engine written in C++, while the app uses PyQt5. Also, while version 1.x is Linux only, with version 2.0, the application is also available for Windows and Mac OS X.
The latest OpenShot 2.0.7 (beta 4) brings improved stability and performance, as well as new features, such as support for image sequences.

Changes in OpenShot 2.0.7 (beta 4):

  • improved compatibility and stability on Mac and Windows;
  • support for image sequences;
  • added a new file properties dialog which displays all known audio/video details about a file;
  • initial support for opening legacy 1.x OpenShot project files;
  • faster timeline performance;
  • improved project saving;
  • ImageMagic support is now optional;
  • various bug fixes.
Check out the complete OpenShot 2.0.7 (beta 4) release announcement, HERE.

Probably the most exiting news regarding OpenShot 2.0 for Linux is not the latest 2.0.7 release itself, but the addition of universal Linux downloads.

The OpenShot downloads page now offers the latest OpenShot 2.0.7 beta 4 for Linux as a single “AppImage“, which includes all the required dependencies. To use it, simply download the file, make it executable and launch it.
According to the OpenShot 2.0.7 beta 4 release announcement, the new OpenShot AppImage should work with the latest Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, openSUSE, Arch and Ubuntu. Other Linux distributions might work too, but only those I just mentioned were tested.

Download OpenShot

For Ubuntu, the OpenShot downloads page recommends using the official OpenShot PPA. However, at the time I’m writing this article, the PPA contains OpenShot 2.0.6 and not the latest 2.0.7 version. Furthermore, there are some dependency issues for the OpenShot Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus package and you won’t be able to install it from the PPA for now.

To add the PPA and install OpenShot 2.x in Ubuntu (15.10 and 14.04), Linux Mint 17.x and derivatives, use the following commands:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install openshot-qt

Download OpenShot (binaries available for Linux – generic AppImage, Windows and Mac, as well as source code)
To use the OpenShot AppImage in Linux, download it, make it executable (right click the file, select Properties and under “Permissions”, check the box next to “Executable”; or via command line: “chmod +x OpenShot-2.0.7.AppImage”) and double click it to run OpenShot.

OpenShot 2.0 is still in beta so you will encounter bugs! Report them @ GitHub.

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