We are happy to announce the latest Kdenlive version, part of the KDE Applications 17.12 release, making it the last major release using the current code base. This is a maintenance release focused on stability, while feature development is going in next year’s 18.04 version. Proxy clips were given some attention and should give you better seeking experience as well as reduced memory usage for images. Other fixes include fixes in timeline preview, a crash when using a Library clip and smoother seeking on rewind playback.
We have been pushing the AppImage packages lately because it allow us to put all required dependencies inside one file that can easily be downloaded and run on all linux distros. Today, we can also announce the immediate availability of the Kdenlive 17.12 AppImage, downloadable here :
AppImage related fixes:
- Fix audio distortion affecting the 17.08.3 AppImage
- Include Breeze style
Vincent Pinon is also continuing the support for the Windows version, and you can get Kdenlive 17.12 for Windows here: https://files.kde.org/kdenlive/release/Kdenlive-17.12.0-w64.7z.mirrorlist
We are also making available the first usable “preview” AppImage of the refactoring branch which will receive all development focus from now and will be released as 18.04. It is not ready for production but allows you to have a look at Kdenlive’s future. You may follow the development progress here.
Kdenlive 18.04 alpha 2 release: https://files.kde.org/kdenlive/unstable/kdenlive-18.04-alpha2.AppImage.mirrorlist
Next Kdenlive Café is tonight on #kdenlive at 21PM (CET), so feel free to join us for some feedback!
- Packagers must take note that libsamplerate is now a dependency due to recent changes in FFMPEG.
- It is recommended for Ubuntu (and derivatives) users to use the AppImage version until further notice.
Full list of changes
- Remove useless audio bitrate on pcm proxy encoding. Commit.
- Update proxy profiles. Commit.
- Make sure playlist proxies have an even height. Commit.
- Fix crash on playlists concurrent jobs using library clips. Commit. See bug #386616
- Timeline preview fixes: Don’t invalidate on expand/collapse effect, invalidate on master clip edit. Commit.
- Don’t restart clip if trying to play backwards from clip monitor end. Commit.
- Use smaller size for image proxies. Commit. Fixes bug #353577
- Fix playing backwards forwards one second. Commit. Fixes bug #375634
- Fix extension in transcode file dialog. Commit.
- Sort clip zones by position instead of name. Commit.
- Set a proper desktop file name to fix an icon under Wayland. Commit.
- FreeBSD does not have sys/asm.h — for what is this include needed on linux?. Commit.
- Doc: fix option (qwindowtitle instead of caption). Commit.
- Fix terminology: mimetype(s) -> MIME type(s). Commit.
- Fix UI string: Control Center -> System Settings. Commit.
- Const’ify code. Commit.
- Fix import image sequence. Commit.
I noticed 18.04 alpha version does not have speed effect anymore? Will it be there with final version? Or is there any alternative?
As mentionned in our Café yesterday, the internals behind the speed effect have to be rewritten, which is currently in progress but this effet will definitely be part of 18.04!
Somehow starting at version 17.08, all exported videos have set meta-tag to 1000 fps. The video plays fine, just the meta-tag is wrong. Changing the real fps value does not have any effect. It happens in both H264 and VP9.
Guys, I don’t know what you did but I felt a significant change in the December release of Kdenlive that I installed just today.
I use UbuntuBudgie and I had to install LXDE to save some performance on my Dell Inspiron i3 to be able to cut in HD.
With the new version Now it’s working much smoother in Budgie and Bugs that were annoying me (slow startup, lagging playback, one Audio-File was played at a higher pitch than normal which made it sound like a baby voice although NO effect was used) was gone.
Thanks for that release. I’m just finishing an 30 min Documentary so this release made my day!
Thank you again for keeping up the developpment!
Congratulations for the release. It was much awaited. I have tried several video editors and I have found that Kdenlive is the one that provides the balance between features and ease of use.
Not sure if the existing versions will already be upgraded soon, so I’ll try it via the AppImage.
The alpha AppImage has finally come a good way: I can successfully load and play existing projects. Very sweet! The only minor thing I immediately notice is that the track state with respect to audio mute doesn’t get loaded correctly.
Thanks for the feedback. There are probably lots of small issues like this in the alpha, which is why we plan to release frequent testing AppImages until the official release. I just fixed the track state issue in git, so will be part of next alpha AppImage.
Can you make installer for Windows? Either MSI, NSIS or Inno Setup.
Thank you very much for your hard work on this FOSS super video editor! 🙂
🙁 – rotate/crop/scale effect does not work for me 🙁
Report a bug or use the forums for more help. Have you tried the Transform effect?
kdenlive icon is still wrong under plasma wayland session.
Really kdenlive is the best video editor, Thanks for upgrading in latest version.
Please add kdenlive 17.12 for ubuntu 16.04 (elementary OS) in PPA.
Until the release of Ubuntu 18.04 there will be no PPA update. Use the AppImage version from the download section.
Where is the dynamic text effect? :c
I have downloaded kdenlive 17.12.0 winndowsx64 version on my Windows 10 home pc and followed the instructions (ffmpeg “preset” folder to root and “bin” content archives (.dll and .exe files) into root kdenlive overwriting.
When I doubleclick kdenlive.exe it opens but inmediatly I get a message of windows saying it is not responding and need to be closed.
Any idea I can try?
Thank you all guys for your work.
The problem is that in the download page, they are linking the wrong ffmpeg version, see:
You need to go to:
and download version ffmpeg-3.4.2-win64-shared.zip