Install Avidemux Video Editor in Ubuntu 14.04

Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.


Avidemux 2.6.8 key updates

  • Image/export: Proper initialization of Qz for jpeg export
  • UI : Add an override menu to force language
  • Audio/FAAC : Fix channel mapping when source is mono
  • Audio/AMR : Re-enabled AMR
  • Audio/lavc : Fixed encoding for codec not supporting planar (MP2)
  • Audio : Fixed importing MP2 audio detected as MP3
  • Editor : Fix deleting chunks of the video leading to seek errors
  • Editor : Initial copy/paste support
  • Editor/audio: Fix issue when source has more than 4 tracks
  • Editor : Better detection of double fps input files
  • TS/Demux : Better initialization, avoid dropping audio
  • MP4/Demux : Fix management of PCM audio
  • Mkv/Demux : Proper re-indexing for mpeg2 in mkv
  • Mp4v2/Mux : Add fast start mode back
  • Subtitles : Update libass + very simple srt2ssa converter

Install Avidemux 2.6.8 from PPA – New Update

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rebuntu16/avidemux+unofficial

sudo apt-get update


sudo apt-get install avidemux2.6-gtk

For Qt4

sudo apt-get install avidemux2.6-qt4


Compile Avidemux 2.6.8 from Source

– Install dependencies

sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev gcc g++ make cmake pkg-config libpng12-dev fakeroot yasm libsqlite3-dev libaften-dev libmp3lame-dev libx264-dev libfaad-dev libfaac-dev

For GTK+

sudo apt-get install libgtk-3-dev

For Qt4

sudo apt-get install libqt4-dev

– Compile Avidemux


tar -xvf avidemux_2.6.8.tar.gz

cd avidemux_2.6.8/

For Qt4

bash bootStrap.bash --deb

For GTK+

bash bootStrap.bash --deb --without-qt4 --with-gtk

Step 3: Install Avidemux

– When done, change directory to the debs folder created and you will see all the .deb files created. Next install each files as follows

sudo dpkg -i avidemux3-core-2.6.8-Linux.deb

sudo dpkg -i avidemux3-plugins-COMMON-2.6.8-Linux.deb

sudo dpkg -i avidemux3-plugins-QT4-2.6.8-Linux.deb 

sudo dpkg -i avidemux3-plugins-SETTINGS-2.6.8-Linux.deb

sudo dpkg -i avidemux3-qt4-2.6.8-Linux.deb


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