Windows: Uninstall old version. Then install version 21.04.0.
Windows: 请先卸载旧版软件,然后安装 21.04.0 版。
Windows: Disinstalla le versioni precedenti prima di procedere con l'installazione della versione 21.04.0.

GNU/Linux distributions

The Appimage will work on most GNU/Linux distributions. After having downloaded the file, you have to make it executable (right click and in the permissions set “Allow executing file as program” or similar): you can then launch it by double-clicking on it.
If you’re using Ubuntu or a derivative and prefer to use native packages, you can add our PPA to your repositories.

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.

Windows

Do not use the Kdenlive uninstall.exe utility installed before 10-July-2019, simply delete the installed files and folders manually. More details see here.

Windows standalone version: Double click the self-extracting exe (not an installer, does not need admin rights to extract). To start Kdenlive double click Kdenlive.exe in the “bin” folder.

Corrupted Kdenlive GUI. Please follow these steps to solve the issue.

There are still known issues.

macOS

Kdenlive and MLT can compile and run under macOS. There is no stable macOS version yet, but you can help to have one soon by testing our daily macOS version.



Daily builds

The daily builds have the latest features and bug fixes; they can be unstable and corrupt your project files and should not be used in production.

Flatpak

Add the kde flatpak repository (if not already done) by typing flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists kdeapps --from https://distribute.kde.org/kdeapps.flatpakrepo on a command line. Install kdenlive nightly with flatpak install kdeapps org.kde.kdenlive. Use flatpak update to update if the nightly is already installed.

  • Standalone: Take the file with the ending “64-gcc.7z“. You need 7zip for unpacking. To start Kdenlive double click Kdenlive.exe in the “bin” folder.
  • Install version: Take the file with the ending “64-gcc.exe“.

Do not use the Kdenlive uninstall.exe utility installed before 10-July-2019, simply delete the installed files and folders manually. More details see here.

 

Running Kdenlive you might get a “unidentified developer” warning. You can anyway open the app by following the instructions on the apple support page.