You Can Now Download “OpenShot 2.0 Beta 4” for Ubuntu

Greetings video editors! The crowd-funded/open-source video editor, OpenShot now has a beta version that is available for testing.
The project is lead by Jonathan Thomas and he posted on his blog a snapshot to announce the new beta saying “Lots of great progress has been made since the previous beta”.


The latest snapshot includes the following improvements which are added to the huge foundational rejig that were available to the OpenShot 2.0 series:

  • Support for image sequences (e.g., file01.jpg, file02.jpg, filed.jpg) as single clip
  • New file properties dialog, including frame rate adjustment
  • New cross-platform daily builds server @ openshot.org/download
  • Initial support for opening OpenShot 1.x projects
  • Faster Timeline Performance
  • Better handling of project save
  • Bug fixes
  • Linux AppImage (similar to Mac DMG)

When we tried the previous beta version that was released in February we found out that it was a little buggy. This new beta isn’t all that bug-free per say but it is generally stable and more reliable, so you should definitely give it a try.

How to Download the OpenShot 2.0 Beta 4

The Beta 4 is available for Windows, Mac and Linux and there is an OpenShot daily builds server from which you can get all the Linux builds as source and also as a universal App Image. Check out the server here.

A good thing about this release is that the App image comes with all the required dependencies and you don’t even need to install it. The App image has dependencies of over 150MB of data and all you need to do is download it, set permissions and run it.
If you’re Linux savvy and you’d rather use the terminal to get the new version then below is the code to add the official Openshot PPA:

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

You will be able to launch the app from your Unity Dash after the installation is complete and you’ll be good to go.

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