How to Install OpenShot Video Editor on Ubuntu 22.04

By Ajoy Kumar 5 Min Read
Install Openshot on Ubuntu

When it comes to video editing software for Ubuntu, Openshot is undoubtedly the best option. This multitrack video editor is ideal for any aspiring video editor, providing lots of features to help you hone and grow your talents. Furthermore, it has a user-friendly interface that will keep you editing all day.

One of the most appealing features of Openshot is that it supports a wide range of image, video, and audio formats, including 4K. Other features are the support of animations, drag and drop, clip resizing, transition effects, real-time previews, watermarks, and many others. Here, we will discuss how to download and install the OpenShot video editor on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

How to Install OpenShot Video Editor on Ubuntu 22.04

Openshot is the one-stop solution if you need a comprehensive video editor to add a personal touch to your video. Here are different ways to install Openshot on Ubuntu. Let’s discuss them one by one:

1. Using the Ubuntu Software Store

First, let us discuss the most straightforward method to install any software on Ubuntu. For that, you can use the Ubuntu Software store. Here is how you can install Openshot:

1. Click the Show Application button (with nine dots) at the bottom of the page.

2. Now, search for Ubuntu Software and open it.

3. Ubuntu Software is the official app store for the Ubuntu operating system. Here, you’ll get a vast range of applications for Ubuntu. To install Openshot, search for it, and from the search result, click on it.

4. Click the Install button and enter the password to authenticate the installation. And wait for the installation to complete.

5. After that, you are ready to use Openshot on your Ubuntu system.

2. Install Openshot using the Terminal

You can also install any Linux application using the Terminal if you know the terminal command of the app. The commonly used terminal command to install Linux apps is: sudo apt install package_name

Let’s discuss how to install Openshot using the terminal command:

1. Open the Terminal. To do so, Go to the Show Application option (with nine dots) and search for the Terminal. Or else, use the shortcut keyboard Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard.

2. To install Openshot, you have to add OpenShot daily PPA into your system. For that, you have to run this command on the terminal.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:openshot.developers/libopenshot-daily

3. Next, you have to update the repository. For that, use this command:

sudo apt-get update

4. After the repository is updated, use this command to install Openshot on Ubuntu.

sudo apt install openshot-qt

5. After that, you’ll get a question; “Do you want to continue?”. Here, press the Y key to continue the installation process.

6. Once installed, you can use the openshot-qt terminal command to open it and use it. Or else, you can get the app icon on the show application window.

Note: For Ubuntu 20.04 and earlier, you don’t need to add any PPA. You can run this terminal command: sudo apt-get install openshot.

How to Uninstall or Remove OpenShot

Due to some reason, if you want to uninstall Openshot from your Ubuntu system. You can simply, open the Linux Terminal and run this command:

sudo apt remove openshot-qt


That’s it; this is how you can install Openshot on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. If you want to use the ShotCut video editor on Ubuntu instead of Openshot, check out our detailed guide on; how to install ShotCut on Ubuntu.

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