How to Install OpenShot Video Editor on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy

Let’s learn how to install OpenShot Video Editor on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy JellyFish Linux using command terminal.

Openshot is the right tool for any video lover. The free open-source software allows you to edit your videos and add effects to them with easy ways.

The intuitive video editor cuts movies and enriches them with additional movies and sound material. Ultimately, you can export your work in a freely selectable format. In this workshop, we’ll show you what you need to consider when using Openshot.

The interface basically consists of four areas: in the menu bar you can access the most important functions using icons, in the left window you manage your project files as well as transitions and effects , the main window displays the results of your work. Finally, in the bottom area are various tracks that you can use to bring your content into a chronological sequence.

Moreover, OpenShot Video Editor is also a lightweight tool that does not require high hardware resource PC to edit videos. It started as a hobby project and later became a popular free editing tool with a simple and clean user interface.

It comes with essential tools to cut, join and add effects instantly, but it quickly reaches its limits for experienced users.

Steps to Install OpenShot Video Editor on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Here we are using Flatpak method to install OpenShot on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS because the package we get from the APT package manager throws an error after installing the video editor. Also, the steps given here can be used on other versions of Ubuntu and Linux based on it, such as Linux Mint, Elementary OS, and POP_OS.

1. Perform a system update

Let’s start by using the APT package manager and perform the system update. It refreshes the APT package index cache and installs the latest security updates.

sudo apt update && sudo apt update

2. Install Flatpack

We don’t need to manually add a third-party repository for packages to install Flatpak; it’s already there on the standard Ubuntu repository. so, let’s install it:

sudo apt install flatpak

3. Add a Flathub repository

To get software packages installed through Flatpak, add its repository called Flathub. This will give us access to hundreds of open source application packages.

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

4. Restart your system

After adding the repository, reboot your system to make sure the Flapak was successfully integrated into our Ubuntu 22.04.

reboot

5. Get OpenShot on Ubuntu 22.04

After reboot, open your system command terminal again and use Flatpak command line to install OpenShot on your Ubuntu 22.04 LTS.

flatpak install flathub org.openshot.OpenShot

6. Run the open source video editor

Once the installation is complete, we can run the application either using the command terminal using the given command:

flatpak run org.openshot.OpenShot

Alternatelygo to the app launcher and search for Open airsoon in the search result you will find the icon of this application, click on it to run it.

Install OpenShot Video Editor on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

7. How to update OpenShot

To get future updates for OpenShout installed using the Flatpak, run:

flatpak refresh

8. Uninstall or remove

For some reason, if you no longer use OpenShot on your system, the uninstallation process is quite simple. Open your command terminal again and run:

flatpak remove flathub org.openshot.OpenShot

Uninstall OpenShot from Ubuntu 22.04

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