Kdenlive is an acronym for KDE Non-Linear Video Editor. It works on GNU/Linux, Windows and BSD.




Through the MLT framework, Kdenlive integrates many plugin effects for video and sound processing or creation. Furthermore Kdenlive brings a powerful titling tool, a DVD authoring (menus) solution, and can then be used as a complete studio for video creation.

Video effects are provided by freior while audio effects use ladspa.



This program is Free Software as described by the Free Software Foundation under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

There are no license fees to pay, no registrations or subscriptions, and no premium features that require payment to be unlocked.

Kdenlive is produced by volunteer members of the KDE Community. KDE is a non-profit organization with headquarters in Germany, but with contributing members from all over the world.

This documentation and content of this website are licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.



  • Jean-Baptiste Mardelle
  • Vincent Pinon
  • Nicolas Carion
  • Simon A. Eugster (Granjow)