GNU/Linux Packages


For the latest stable version:

sudo pacman -S kdenlive


Debian-testing and Debian-unstable offer the latest version:

sudo apt-get install kdenlive

Unfortunately users of Debian stable are still stuck with 0.9.10 which is unsoppurted.


Fedora users can download latest version from United RPMS.


Gentoo offers ebuilds for latest Kdenlive version:

emerge kdenlive


OpenSuse Leap 42.1 and Tumbleweed offer the latest version:

zypper install kdenlive5

Ubuntu | LinuxMint

For Ubuntu >= 15.04 and other *buntu based distros like LinuxMint you can download latest Kdenlive from our official PPA’s:

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

Note: you can easily remove our PPA and revert back to official distro package using:
sudo ppa-purge ppa:kdenlive/kdenlive-stable

Cross distro packages

Several packaging formats provide an easy one click install system.

An AppImage package that should run on most distros can be downloaded from: To install it, just download the file and make it executable ( chmod +x ) in a terminal, then run it. This AppImage contains current Kdenlive git master, as well as git master versions of MLT, Frei0r, OpenCV, and uses Qt 5.7 and KDE Frameworks 5.27.

A Snap package is available for Ubuntu distros, containing a recent development version of Kdenlive. To install:
sudo snap install --edge --force-dangerous --devmode kdenlive-devel
Then start the application from the command line: kdenlive-devel

Compiling and Installing

Most distributions ship Kdenlive packages. However, Kdenlive and its core libraries like MLT are evolving quickly and distribution packages are not always available for the latest version.

Check our documentation if your distribution is not in the list on the left for instructions on how to compile and install manually:


As a result of Google’s Summer of Code 2016, experimental Windows build should hopefully be available before the end of 2016.


Kdenlive and MLT can compile and run under Mac OS X. Packages are available from the MacPorts project, unfortunately they are outdated.

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