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:
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.
An AppImage version for Kdenlive 16.12.2 is available from the KDE’s servers. To install it, just download the file and make it executable ( chmod +x ) in a terminal, then run it. This AppImage contains Kdenlive 16.12.1, as well as git master versions of MLT, Frei0r, OpenCV, and uses Qt 5.7 and KDE Frameworks 5.30.
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:
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.
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:
The first Windows test version – Kdenlive 16.12.1 can be downloaded from the KDE servers.
Installation (requires FFmpeg download):
- Unzip the kdenlive download (kdenlive-windows)
- Download FFmpeg shared 64bit build from Zeranoe.com
- Unzip the FFmpeg download
- Copy the content of the FFmpeg “bin” subfolder (.dll and .exe files) inside kdenlive-windows folder
- Copy the FFmpeg “presets” subfolder inside kdenlive-windows folder
- 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.