GNU/Linux Packages

Kdenlive packages are provided by most of the 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

It is recommended to download the AppImage version until the release of Ubuntu 18.04.

Cross distribution packages

Several cross-distro packaging formats provide an easy one click install system for GNU/Linux distributions:




Latest stable AppImage (18.04.0) is available here:

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.



Snap support has been dropped until maintainers are available.


flatpak-logoFlatpak package is available on flathub thanks to the work of Peter Eszlari. Install it from your package manager or with this commands:
$ flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub
$ flatpak --user install flathub org.kde.kdenlive

Then start it with:
$ flatpak run org.kde.kdenlive

Refactoring Branch

You may download and test the experimental and unstable development version of the Refactoring branch from here.



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

If you want to render your project to the H.264/265 formats (instead of using the free WebM format) you’ll need to additionally download an external FFmpeg package. Please follow the instructions below:

  1. Unzip the downloaded Kdenlive version using the 7-Zip app.
  2. Download the FFmpeg shared 64bit build from
  3. Unzip the FFmpeg download.
  4. Copy the contents of the FFmpeg “bin” subfolder (containing .dll and .exe files) into the kdenlive-windows folder – overwriting some existing files from the Kdenlive package with the ones from the FFmpeg package.
  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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