How to Install Kdenlive on Ubuntu 20.04

Install Kdenlive on Ubuntu 20.04

In this article, we will have explained the necessary steps to install and configure Kdenlive on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. Before continuing with this tutorial, make sure you are logged in as a user with sudo privileges. All the commands in this tutorial should be run as a non-root user.

Kdenlive is an open-source video editing program that is available for Windows, Linux, and macOS, which means cross-platform support. It is based on the MLT framework and accepts many audio and video formats, allows you to add effects, transitions, and render into the format of your choice.

Kdenlive supports all of the formats supported by FFmpeg or libav (such as QuickTime, AVI, WMV, MPEG, and Flash Video, among others), and also supports 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratios for both PAL, NTSC, and various HD standards, including HDV and AVCHD.

Install Kdenlive on Ubuntu 20.04

Step 1. First, before you start installing any package on your Ubuntu server, we always recommend making sure that all system packages are updated.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade

Step 2. Install Kdenlive on the Ubuntu system.

  • Install Kdenlive from the official repo of Ubuntu.

Run the following command to install it:

sudo apt install kdenlive
  • Install Blender via PPA

To do this, run these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kdenlive/kdenlive-stable
sudo apt update
sudo apt install kdenlive
  • Install Blender via Snap.

Run the following command below to install snap and blender:

sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install kdenlive

Step 3. Launch the Kdenlive.

After installation, click on the Activities option given on the left top side of the screen. Search for Kdenlive, as it appears, click on it.

That’s all you need to do to install the Kdenlive on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa. I hope you find this quick tip helpful. For further reading on Kdenlive’s open-source video editor, please refer to their official knowledge base. If you have questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below.