Live demonstration on DVD or USB-storage

Running Windows and willing to test Kdenlive?

Update 14th of september 2010:
The live DVD and USB versions are outdated and should not be used anymore.

We provide a live demonstration which boots on DVD or USB mass-storage, and offers your a selection of the best multimedia softwares ... without the need to install to hard disc. After booting, you will have access to your Windows hard drive to read, import and export media. So you can only use the USB key/DVD to boot into Linux, run Kdenlive and exit.

Should I choose live DVD or live USB?

Both USB key and DVD allow to read and write to a Windows 95/XP/Vista/7 hard drive.

If you have the choice, we recommend you to choose to build an USB key. The USB Key will be able to memorize your configuration (keyboard, langage, etc...) and will allow you to install addition software, to the limit of available space on the USB key. The USB Key acts a a small hard disc and therefore is superior to a DVD.

The minimal size of the USB Key is 2Gb. A 4Gb key is recommended. Do not buy an expensive and large key as you will be able to read and write videos to your Windows hard disc. If you buy a larger key than 4Gb, you may be able to store your media. Your choice depends on your budget.


The live demonstration is provided on DVD and USB mass-storage.

Choose an image and click to download:

Detailed information

Unless you choose to resize your hard disc or decide to install GNU/Linux, it will not modify your operating system and will execute in memory only. After shuting down your computer, your old operating system is back. See boot screenshots.

If you choose the USB mass-storage flavour, it will execute as fast as an installed GNU/Linux system and allow complex video editing. The live demonstration is intended for Windows and Intel MacOsX users, who may be looking for a free software solution.

The live demonstration provides a usable Gnome desktop with several audio and video applications:

  • Kdenlive 0.7.4 video editor with MLT 0.4.2
    with all existing audio and video filters.
  • Linux 2.6.30 kernel.
  • FFmpeg video codecs, including MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and H.264 codecs. Support for a wide range of containers: AVI, MP4, OGG, Quicktime, etc...
  • Blender 3D modeler
  • Audacity audio editor
  • Ardour audio station
  • All Xorg graphical drivers, including latest ATI and Nvidia accelerated cards.
  • Nvidia VDPAU hardware decoding extensions. mplayer and mencoder provided. Kdenlive cannot yet use VDPAU. To play with VDPAU, download footage from our camcorder database and mplayer -vo vdpau -vc ffh264vdpau path/to/file.
  • Compatible with Virtual box, Qemu and VMware virtualizers (guest modules and graphical drivers included).
  • Gparted partition resizer with support for FAT16, FAT32, NTFS, HFS+, UFS and many other files systems.
  • And much more ...

The live demonstration will be upgraded to Kdenlive 0.7.6 as soon as Debian fixes some packaging issues. Stay tuned.

This live demo also includes a Debian installer. Read our guide and make sure you understand what you are doing. Before resizing partitions or installing GNU/Linux, you should make a complete backup of your system.