Install OpenShot Video Editor on Ubuntu 20.04

OpenShot is a free and open-source video editor for Linux and other OS, here we will learn how to install it on Ubuntu 20.04 Linux including earlier versions such as Ubuntu 19.04/18.04/17.04/16.04 with Linux Mint, Debian, and on other common Deb based Distros.

When it comes to video editing most people are struggling because of difficulty in getting the right software. One option is we can go for paid professional solutions like Avid and Adobe premier, but if I am a beginner or just need a video editor for YouTube videos editing and other common stuff, do I need to invest in such software? Of course not because there are quite a handful of free as well as open-source Video editors who can fulfill our regular demands of creating videos. For example, Shotcut and OpenShot. Here we will talk about the second one.

The OpenShot Video Editor is a lightweight tool that does not require high hardware resource PC to edit videos. It was started as a hobby project and later become a popular free editing tool that has a very simple and clean user interface.

It comes with essential tools to instantly cut, join, and adding effects however it quickly reaches its limits for experienced users. It is primarily suitable for everyone who is looking to get started with simple video editing.

OpenShot is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux. Furthermore, you can see our list of 6 Best open-source video editor in 2020.

How to install OpenShot on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Update system

The first thing we do is updating our existing packages on the system. This will also rebuild our system’s repo cache.

sudo apt update

Install OpenShot

To install OpenShot on Ubuntu 20.04, we don’t need to add any third repository. We can simply run the installation command to install it. Therefore, open the command terminal and type:

sudo apt install openshot

In case you are on some older version, where the OpenShot packages are not available to download directly from the official repository, then we can add manually the PPA repo of this tool on our Linux system. For that use the following commands:

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

Run OpenShot

Now, go to Applications and search for it. As the icon of OpenShot appears, click on it.

Install Openshot on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Start Editing on Linux

Click on the File and then select the Import Files option, select the video file. Now start with simple editing options and effects you want to add to your videos.

Editing in OpneShot Video Editor on Ubuntu Linux

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