3 Ways to Install Flowblade Video Editor on Ubuntu 22.04

Follow the steps to learn how to install Flowblade Video Editor on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy JellyFish Linux using command terminal.

Flowblade Movie Editor is a free and open-source video editing software for Linux, available easily using the default system repository.

With Flowblade video editor, you can edit videos for free on Linux. The open source software uses FFmpeg and can handle video codecs supported by the library. It is a non-linear video editor that can handle multiple tracks, so you can use multiple video and audio tracks to create a movie. Of course, you must respect copyright if the material is used by third parties, which was downloaded from YouTube with YouTube DL, for example.

It supports all formats supported by FFmpeg or libav such as QuickTime, AVI, WMV, MPEG, Flash Video, amon, g others, and also supports 4:3 and 16:9 aspect ratio for PAL, NTSC and various HD standards including HDV and AVCHD.

Flowblade’s feature set includes standard video editing features that allow you to cut, merge and trim images and sounds. Clips can be added, removed and modified using Flowblade’s existing filters and G’MIC effects. A title editor also inserts text into the video.

The source code is available on GitHub. Some Linux distributions offer Flowblade for installation through their software center.

Steps to Install FlowBlade Video Editor on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

The methods given here to install FlowBlade will be the same for other Debian-based Linux distributions, such as Linux Mint.

1. Update Ubuntu 22.04

First, let’s start by updating the system to confirm that all the packages of our Ubuntu are up to date. This will also refresh the APT package manager index cache.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

#1st method:

2. Install FlowBlade Using System Repository

Well, we can install FlowBlade video editor using system default repository, so we don’t need to look anywhere else, just use APT package manager and you’re done.

sudo apt install flowblade

#2nd method: Use the Deb binary

3. Download the Debian Binary

Those who want a particular version of the FlowBlade video editor can directly download its Debian binary from the project’s GitHub page.

Once you have downloaded the Debian binary, go to the downloads directory because the files we download using the browser go there.

cd Downloads

Check if the file is there or not.


Once you are sure that the Flowblade Deb file is there, let’s install it.

sudo apt install ./flowblade-*_all.deb

# 3rd method using Flatpak

3. Install Flatpack

Unlike Snap, Flatpak is not part of Ubuntu by default, however, the good thing is that we can install it using the system’s default repository. Here is the command to follow:

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

4. Install Flowblade using Flatpak on Ubuntu 22.04

Now we can use the Flatpak to easily install the latest version of Flatpak video editor on our Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Linux with just one command.

flatpak install --from https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/io.github.jliljebl.Flowblade.flatpakref

5. Launch Video Editor

Like any other app in Ubuntu after installing FlowBlade, it will also be available to run directly from the app launcher, go to View apps and search for Flowblade. When its icon appears in the search result, click to run it.

Alternatively, you can also use the command terminal to run the application.

flowblade &


Those who have used Flatpak:

flatpak run io.github.jliljebl.Flowblade

Flowblade Interface Install Flowblade Video Editor on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

6. How to update the app

In the future, as some updates are available for Flowblade, you can install them directly using the command terminal.

Those who have used the system repository:

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

For Flatpak users:

flatpak update

7. Uninstall Flowblade from Ubuntu 22.04

For some reason, if Flowblade video editor is not a useful application for you or does not meet your requirements, removing it is also very easy.

For the apt user:

sudo apt autoremove --purge flowblade

For Flatpak users:

flatpak remove io.github.jliljebl.Flowblade

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