Beta Build 4 For OpenShot Video Editing Software Is Now Available For Download

Openshot video editor is one of the best video editing softwares available on Linux. The program is based on an open source project created by Jonathan Thomas back in 2008 with the intention of providing a stable and easy to use software that is capable of all levels of video editing.

Version 2.0 of the software will be first to be written in C++ using the Q toolkit with Python APIs.

This version of the software is still in its beta stage of development and today the developer has released build 4 of the nonlinear crowd-funded open-source video editing software which he said is now available to early birds for testing.


Project leader and creator of the software Mr. Jonnathan Thomas made the emphasis that a lot of work has been put into the new build with a lot of bug fixes and new improvements.
The previous beta builds are found to be too crash prone and resource hungry — citing the large available room for improvement — but this build, the developers said to have shift focus towards creating a more stable program that they hope will improve user experience and software reliability.

The builds are available across all platforms ranging from Mac OSX, Windows, and Linux. The Linux versions are available as source and universal Applmage images which can both be downloaded from the Openshot daily build server.
Applmage are the easiest to handle as all the dependencies are packed in one unique package that needs only be downloaded, have the permission set and then run.

Open Shot Video Editing software

Here is a list of the new improvements coming with the beta build 4:

  • 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 @
  • Initial support for opening OpenShot 1.x projects
  • Faster Timeline Performance
  • Better handling of project save
  • Bug fixes
  • Linux AppImage (similar to Mac DMG)

If users want to use the terminal method of installation, you can first add the PPA with the following command, the install with the command that follows:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install openshot-qt

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