Avidemux 2.6.14 Released, How to install in Ubuntu 16.04

Avidemux Qt 5

Avidemux video editor has reached the 2.6.14 release a few hours ago with translation updates, platform fixes, and following changes.

Avidemux 2.6.14 release highlights:

  • Qt version now automatically check if a new version is available (can be disabled in Preference)
  • Decoding: Deal with corrupted stream in a nicer way (H264/TS)
  • Decoding: Enable lagarith
  • Decoding: Support for flac through libavcodec
  • VDPAU: Try harder to release resources at exit
  • Demuxer: Image loader improved and cleaned up, more jpeg formats are supported
  • Editor: Try to deal better with corrupted audio in copy mode
  • TS: Add support for new EAC3 identifier such as the ones used by numericable / DVB-T
  • Encoder: Fix most of the libavcodec based encoders

Install Avidemux 2.6.14 in Ubuntu 16.04, 14.04:

Avidemux can be installed in Ubuntu from:

To install Avidemux from GetDeb repository:

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add GetDeb repository:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu xenial-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

GetDeb repository for Ubuntu 16.04

2. Setup the key so Ubuntu will trust the packages from that repository:

wget -q -O- http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

3. Update and install Avidemux 2.6.14 via command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install avidemux2.6-qt

You may also use Synaptic Package Manager instead to update and install avidemux video editor.

4. (Optional) To remove it, run command:

sudo apt remove avidemux2.6-qt && sudo apt autoremove

And the GetDeb repository can be removed via Software & Updates utility (Other Software tab).

To install Avidemux from Thanh Tung Nguyen’a PPA (not ready at the moment, check the link above):

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:rebuntu16/avidemux+unofficial

2. Update the package index via command:

sudo apt update

3. Finally install Avidemux either via following command or using Synaptic Package Manger:

sudo apt install avidemux2.6-qt4 avidemux2.6-qt5

To avoid conflict, please remove GetDeb repository as well as avidemux2.6-qt while installing the Qt5 version avidemux2.6-qt5 from the PPA.