Linux-based operating systems are highly incompatible with the most popular applications. This means that, in a simple way, we will not be able to use, for example, Photoshop in Ubuntu. It is true that there is GIMP and it can do almost the same things, but it is a totally different program that works differently. The same goes for video editors and OpenShot it is a program that lacks quality.
OpenShot 2.0 is coming soon. It is currently in beta, but a third beta has already been released publicly available, So that any user who wants to try it, can install it by following a few simple steps. Here’s how to install this great free video editor, as well as how to find out what’s new in the new version.
How to install the OpenShot 2.0 beta
- We first install the OpenShot repository. We open a terminal and write the following:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/libopenshot-daily
- Then, as always, we update the repositories:
sudo apt-get update
- And finally, we install it:
sudo apt-get install openshot-qt
What’s new in OpenShot 2.0.6
- Smoother animations.
- Audio enhancements.
- The auto-save engine saves automatically when the project is set to intervals.
- Automatic project recovery and backup.
- Support for importing / exporting OpenShot projects between operating systems.
- New settings Preview audio.
- See when the application needs to restart for an option to apply an effect.
- Measure and report anonymous errors enabled by default (and can be disabled).
- Lots of bug fixes.
These new features are in addition to those already included in OpenShot 2.0.x:
- Contextual menus in chronology (such as copy, paste, blur, animate, etc.)
- Tool to cut videos.
- “Add to Timeline” function.
- Frame editor.
- Real-time preview supported.
- Take photos of the videos.
- Support for custom SVG subtitles.
- Video export wizard.
So, if you would like to edit videos with your PC with Ubuntu, you no longer have an excuse not to. OpenShot is a powerful and free tool, as we like it. What are you waiting for to try it?