Avidemux Video Editor 2.6.15 Released [Ubuntu PPA]

Avidemux Qt 5

Avidemux video editor has recently reached the 2.6.15 release with hardware decoding / encoding improvements and usability fixes. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 16.10.

Changes in Avidemux 2.6.15:

  • Added support for HEVC/VC1 with libVA
  • Experimental Dxva2 video decoder + Dxva2/D3D display engine (Windows)
  • Added FDK-AAC as encoder
  • Added reload default settings
  • Allow minimizing to tray while encoding
  • x26* : Added a “None” preset
  • various fixes and translation updates.
  • See more details at release page.

Install Avidemux 2.6.15 in Ubuntu 16.10, 16.04:

The GetDeb repository has built the new release for Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 16.10. Follow the steps below to install it:

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

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

Type in your password when prompts and hit Enter. For Ubuntu 16.10, replace xenial with yakkety.

GetDeb repository for Ubuntu 16.04

2. Setup the key so to trust the package updates from the repository:

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

3. Finally update and install Avidemux 2.6.15 via commands:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install avidemux2.6-qt


To remove Avidemux Video Editor, simply open terminal and run command:

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

And the GetDeb repository can be removed by going to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

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