Avidemux is open-source video editing software offering GTK+ or Qt4/Qt5 based GUI. Among other things, it allows users to transcode video streams, add/extract audio to/from a video file, and edit subtitles of a video. If you want to install Avidemux on Linux, you can use the following distro-specific guideline.
Install Avidemux on Ubuntu or Linux Mint
Avidemux is available in the base repositories of Ubuntu based distributions.
Install Avidemux on Debian
Avidemux is not available in the Debian's base repositories due to its non-free components. To install Avidemux on Debian, you can first set up deb-multimedia's non-free repositories as follows.
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install deb-multimedia-keyring
Now go ahead and install Avidemux as follows.
Build Avidemux on Debian or Ubuntu
If you want to build the latest Avidemux from the source on a Debian-based system, you can do it as follows.
$ sudo apt-get install qttools5-dev-tools qtbase5-dev
$ sudo apt-get install libmp3lame-dev libx264-dev libfaad-dev
$ tar -xf avidemux_2.6.12.tar.gz
$ cd avidemux_2.6.12
$ bash bootStrap.bash --deb --enable-qt5 --with-cli
$ cd debs
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb
Install Avidemux on Fedora
To install Avidemux on Fedora, first enable RPM Fusion repository, and then use yum command as follows.
Install Avidemux on OpenSUSE
To install Avidemux on OpenSUSE, first add Packman repository to OpenSUSE, and then use yast command as follows.
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