Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Problems with KDEnlive video editor.

Since (more or less) abandoning Windows in favour of Ubuntu, I've been using KDElive video editor. For the most part it's been a great thing, but just before Christmas I got a new (albeit secondhand PC). After installing Ubuntu on it, I didn't have much use for video editing until the recent spate of projects...

So I went to the Ubuntu Software thing and got myself a fresh install.

Now, sometimes the "old" PC would get a bit crashy when editing video, but the new install was horrific. Utterly useless...

I search around for a few days, tried a couple of other video editors, which, whilst stable, didn't offer the great functionality of KDEnlive... I decided to persevere.

Well, it turns out the Ubuntu Software centre thing has a *very* outdated and buggy version.

So, the fix is to give Ubuntu the correct and current repository to get the software from....

Here's how..

Open a terminal (CTRL-ALT-T)

and type the following....

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kdenlive/kdenlive-stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install kdenlive

Bingo. I don't think it's crashed once!

I hope this saves someone some time.

1 comment:

  1. You just educated someone today. Btw, Binfer is a handy tool to send videos without worrying about uploading. Another nice option to send big videos.