Kdenlive is an acronym for KDE Non-Linear Video Editor and it is primarily aimed at the GNU/Linux platform but also works on BSD. It is based on the MLT framework and accepts many audio and video formats, allows you to add effects, transitions and render into the format of your choice. You can easily install it on Fedora or Ubuntu Linux through the official or unofficial repositories.
Kdenlive. A much more powerful video editor
Non-linear video editing is much more powerful than linear editors, hence it requires a bit more organization before starting. However, it is not reserved for specialists and can be used for small personal projects. Kdenlive, in particular, integrates many plugin effects for video and sound processing or creation.
Kdenlive packages are provided by most of the popular distributions, like Archlinux, Debian, Fedora, OpenSUSE and Ubuntu. Unfortunately, the package version provided in official repository or in unofficial repositories (like PPA and RPMs) isn’t always the last update.
No matter, several cross-distro packaging formats provide an easy one-click install system for GNU/Linux distribution: the
To install the latest Kdenlive Appimage version, first, download it from https://files.kde.org/kdenlive/release/.
Then make it executable with chmod +x in a terminal:
$ sudo chmod +x /home/<username>/Downloads/kdenlive-<downloaded-version>-x86_64.appimage
Move it to the /opt directory:
$ sudo mkdir /opt/kdenlive
$ sudo mv /home/<username>/Downloads/kdenlive-<downloaded-version>-x86_64.appimage /opt/kdenlive/
Download a Kdenlive icon from here:
Move the icon to the Kdenlive folder:
$ sudo mv /home/<username>/Downloads/kdenlive.png /opt/kdenlive/kdenlive.png
Create an application launcher for Kdenlive Appimage:
$ vi /home/<username>/.local/share/applications/kdenlive.desktop
And populate the file with:
Comment=KDE Video editor
And you’re done.
Launch your latest Kdenlive as any other application.