GNU/Linux Packages

Packages provided by most popular distributions.


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 unsupported.


Fedora users can download latest version from United RPMS.


Gentoo offers ebuilds for latest Kdenlive version:

emerge kdenlive

KDE neon

For the latest stable version:

apt install kdenlive


OpenSuse Leap 42.1 and Tumbleweed offer the latest version:

zypper install kdenlive5


Solus provides the latest stable version:

sudo eopkg it kdenlive

Ubuntu | LinuxMint | Elementary

For Ubuntu >= 16.04 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

Linux Cross distro packages

Several packaging formats provide an easy one click install system.



Latest AppImage (17.04.1) is available for download from the KDE servers.

To install, just download the file and make it executable ( chmod +x ) in a terminal, then run it.

On Arch linux and derivatives, you need to install libselinux from AUR to run the AppImage.



Due to the current state of snap, which is evolving quickly and regularly breaks compatibility, the snap packages are not updated on a regular basis

A Snap package of latest stable release is available for supporting distros. To install:
sudo snap install --edge --devmode kdenlive
Then start the application from the command line: /bin/snap/kdenlive

To update your installed snap package:
sudo snap refresh kdenlive

The git master development version is available as “kdenlive-devel” instead of “kdenlive”.



Unfortunately we don’t provide any flatpak’s yet. The community is invited to help with this task.


The beta Windows version can be downloaded from the KDE servers.

If you want to export to H264/265 (instead of free WebM) it requires external FFmpeg download, follow the instructions bellow:

  1. Unzip the kdenlive download (kdenlive-windows)
  2. Download FFmpeg shared 64bit build from
  3. Unzip the FFmpeg download
  4. Copy the content of the FFmpeg “bin” subfolder (.dll and .exe files) inside kdenlive-windows folder
  5. Copy the FFmpeg “presets” subfolder inside kdenlive-windows folder
  6. Start Kdenlive from kdenlive.exe in kdenlive-windows folder, close it and re-open it.


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and MLT can compile and run under Mac OS X. Packages are available from the MacPorts project, unfortunately they are outdated.


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 for instructions on how to compile and install manually:


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