How to Install OpenShot 2.4.2 in Ubuntu 18.04 / 16.04 / 14.04

A new version of open source & free video editor OpenShot is available for download - OpenShot video editor 2.4.2 has released with new video effects, adds a couple of new editing features, better performance and stability than previous versions.

OpenShot was created in 2008, in an effort to build simple, open-source, free video editor for Linux, Mac, and Windows. It helps you edit any video and audio effects, and export your creations to YouTube.

Changes in OpenShot 2.4.2

Here are release highlights of latest OpenShot :
  • 7 new effects
  • Auto audio mixing strategy per clip (average, reduce, or none)
  • Auto-Rotates any Clip with Reader metadata ‘rotate’ attribute
  • Experimental codecs now supported in FFmpeg/LibAV
  • Many improvements for Audio playback, stability, export dialog, etc
  • Numerous bug-fixes

The new effects including :
  1. Bars : Create a cinematic letterbox effect, or border a vertical video
  2. Colour Shift : Applies an anaglyph style shift in RGBA colours
  3. Crop : Hone in on a specific section of a clip
  4. Hue : Adjust the hue of a video clip or image
  5. Pixelate : Pixelate a clip/image
  6. Shift : Creates a motion tile from a clip or image
  7. Wave : Applies a ripple distortion effect to footage

For more detail, please refer to its release note.

Install / Upgrade OpenShot 2.4.2 in Ubuntu Linux

You can install the latest version via OpenShot's official PPA. The packages now available for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04, and derivatives.

Install OpenShot in Linux Ubuntu, Mint

Step 1 - Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), then run the command below to add the PPA :

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa

Type your password and press Enter continue.

Step 2 - Run update to resync the index :

sudo apt update

Ubuntu 18.04 is not required run apt update command since it automatically refresh repository caches after adding PPA

Step 3 - Now you can upgrade this video editor via Software Updater or running the following command :

sudo apt-get install openshot-qt libopenshot*

An official OpenShot AppImage is also available to download.