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 (18.12.1b) 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 can be downloaded from thanks to the work of Peter Eszlari.




Refactoring Branch

You may download and test the experimental and unstable development AppImage of the Refactoring branch from KDE servers:

Kdenlive 19.04 beta Linux AppImages and Windows version

This should not be used in production and at the moment we cannot guarantee that your project file won’t get corrupted by using this version.



The beta Windows version 18.12.1 can be downloaded from the KDE servers.

To install Kdenlive double click the downloaded exe file. Run Kdenlive from the start menu.

With the 18.12.1 version the Play/Pause issue and the running process on exit are solved. There are still known issues, we need more free time or help to solve them!


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and MLT can compile and run under Mac OS X. Packages are available from the MacPorts project, unfortunately they are outdated.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

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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