How to install Avidemux video editor on Linux

Question: I would like to edit a video file using Avidemux video editor. How can I install Avidemux on [insert your Linux distro]?

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.

$ sudo apt-get install avidemux

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 sh -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -cs) main non-free" >> /etc/apt/sources.list'
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install deb-multimedia-keyring

Now go ahead and install Avidemux as follows.

$ sudo apt-get install avidemux

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 gcc g++ make cmake pkg-config libpng12-dev fakeroot yasm libsqlite3-dev build-essential
$ 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.

$ sudo yum install avidemux

Install Avidemux on OpenSUSE

To install Avidemux on OpenSUSE, first add Packman repository to OpenSUSE, and then use yast command as follows.

$ sudo /sbin/yast --install avidemux3-qt4

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2 thoughts on “How to install Avidemux video editor on Linux

    • Actually Avidemux is not available on Debian due to its non-free components. You need to set up deb-multimedia's non-free repositories. See the updated tutorial above.

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