How to Install OpenShot on Ubuntu 16.04

r00t January 27, 2018

Install OpenShot on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial we will show you how to install OpenShot on Ubuntu 16.04. We will also install and configure its prerequisites. Openshot is an open source video editor application used to edit or customize video files for movies, presentations or any kind of personal videos. The main developer of Openshot video editor application is Jonathan Thomas has written the application initially on year 2008 using C++ and Python programming language and released under the GNUv3 General Public License.

I recommend to use a minimal Ubuntu server setup as a basis for the tutorial, that can be a virtual or a root server image with an Ubuntu 16.04 minimal install from a web hosting company or you use our minimal server tutorial to install a server from scratch.

Install OpenShot on Ubuntu 16.04

Step 1. First, ensure your system and apt package lists are fully up-to-date by running the following:

apt-get update -y
apt-get upgrade -y

Step 2. Installing OpenShot.

First, open the terminal and run below given command:

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

And finally launch the video editor from Unity Dash and enjoy!

Congratulation’s! You have successfully install and configured OpenShot on your Ubuntu 16.04 server. Thanks for using this tutorial installing OpenShot Video Editor on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus) system.

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