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OpenShot Video Editor

OpenShot Video Editor is an open-source Linux program that creates, modifies, and edits video files.
Language: English
Ease of use: Not Rated
Latest Version: 2.4.4 (details)
OS Support: Linux/Unix
License: Open Source
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OpenShot Video Editor is an open-source Linux program that creates, modifies, and edits video files.


  • Support for many video, audio, and image formats (based on FFmpeg)
  • Gnome integration (drag and drop support)
  • Multiple tracks
  • Clip resizing, trimming, snapping, and cutting
  • Video transitions with real-time previews
  • Compositing, image overlays, watermarks
  • Title templates, title creation
  • SVG friendly, to create and include titles and credits
  • Scrolling motion picture credits
  • Solid color clips (including alpha compositing)
  • Support for Rotoscoping / Image sequences
  • Drag and drop timeline
  • Frame stepping, key-mappings: J,K, and L keys
  • Video encoding (based on FFmpeg)
  • Key Frame animation
  • Digital zooming of video clips
  • Speed changes on clips (slow motion etc)
  • Custom transition lumas and masks
  • Re-sizing of clips (frame size)
  • Audio mixing and editing
  • Presets for key frame animations and layout
  • Ken Burns effect (making video by panning over an image)


Supported File Formats:

Input Files: AVI, DivX, MKV, MOV, MP4, RM/RMVB, VOB, Xvid
Output Files: AVI, DivX, MKV, MP4, Xvid

OS Compatibility:


Revision History:

Version 2.4.4
  • Release Date: Mar 22, 2019
  • openshot-qt
    • Bump version to 2.4.4 (minimum libopenshot to 0.2.3)
    • Scale keyframe coordinates when changing Profile or Exporting using a different FPS (#2620)
    • Large performance improvements on AngularJS Timeline (and solved some Async issues) (#2533)
    • Integration of resvg SVG library (gitlab and freeze updates) (#2540)
    • Improved Tracks (simpler numbering, faster inserting, prevent deletion of locked tracks) (#2491)
    • Improved Docking (Timeline widget is now dockable and Properties works in pillar mode) (#2490)
    • Windows Installer: Remove invalid files (system32/zlib1.dll) (#2678)
    • Use libopenshot to generate preview images for our Title editor, and no longer use Qt's SVG parsing by default. (#2544)
    • Improving UTF-8 path detection and conversion (#2525)
    • Rewrite conversion of relative and absolute path support in OpenShot (#2477)
    • Fixing many Python issues reported in our automatic exception tracking (#2482)
    • Fixing Various Breakages in our Release Testing Plan (#2669)
    • Fixing regressions to Split Audio (#2660)
    • Integrate Constant Rate Factor (CRF) into Export Dialog (#2543)
    • Separating PrepareStreams() from Open(), to allow SetOption() to correctly function (#2568)
    • Adding h265 export preset (thanks Peter) (#2680)
    • Adding ~/.openshot_qt/presets/ User-defined Presets, so users can easily install custom export presets (devices and formats) (#2555)
    • Dragging an OSP file into the Project Files widget will open the entire project file (and prompt to save unsaved changes) (#2616)
    • Persist undo/redo history correctly across OpenShot sessions (#2474)
    • Fix audio waveform display when slicing clips or resizing/trimming clips
    • Color picker: Never use native dialog (#2425)
    • Adding Git Changelog screen (#2566)
    • Converting to new Settings class, instead of the old ENV VAR method (#2520)
    • Reverting Angular from 1.7.2 to 1.6.0 (for stability reasons) (#2479)
    • Updating GitHub Templates (for bug report, question, and feature request) (#2608)
    • Updating GitHub README: features list, translation urls, and badges (#2597)
    • Completed Arabic, Hindi, Chinese (Simplified and Traditional) translations (#2594)
    • Update messaging integration on build server (#2426)
    • Add file for installed module (#2419)
    • Path-detect via openshot_qt init (#2419)
    • Exit using sys.exit() (#2409)
    • preferences: Tweak item layout (#2401)
    • Widen export window (#2373)
    • Pass remaining command line args to Qt (#2355)
    • Copy (cleaned up) xdg icon to src/images (#2316)
    • Add strings to be translated and fix tuple error (#2275)
    • added browse button in file properties dialog, to allow relinking of individual media files (#2275)
    • fix for automatic relinking of missing media files during project open (#2275)
    • Add the same browse type for inkscape and blender field (#2255)
    • Remove CRLF line endings from chromebook preset (#2204)
    • Convert `` line endings (#2204)
    • Missing files are now automatically deleted from the recent menu (#2202)
    • Append correct extension to snapshot frames (#2196)
    • Simplify version number and file name logic in build server (especially for releases) (#2136)
    • Update Contributors & Translations (#2679)
    • Bumping version to 0.2.3 (SO 17)
    • Integration of resvg SVG library (optional during build) (#185)
    • Improved Keyframe Performance (#197)
    • MP3 Special Handling & Missing Frame Refactor (#196)
    • Fix default sizes on readers without MAX_WIDTH and MAX_HEIGHT settings (#188)
    • Adding new settings class to be used for changing realtime settings used by libopenshot, such as scaling mode for preview vs final render, or hardware decode, etc... (#183)
    • Integrate Constant Rate Factor (CRF) for FFmpegWriter (#186)
    • Improving cache performance by preventing the cache from getting behind the currently displaying frame # (#179)
    • Set video bit rate to 0 if an invalid bit rate detected (which happens when using crf) (#191)
    • Invalid SetMaxSize Logic and Invalid CRF q settings in FFmpegWriter (#198)
    • Refactor FFmpegWriter Open() and PrepareStreams() methods, so that SetOption() can be called between them. (#193)
    • Some polishing for the cmake ReSVG discovery (#187)
    • Adding condition before calling av_frame_free (in AV_FREE_FRAME macro) (#184)
    • tests/CMakeLists: Use same dependencies as src/ (#163)
    • Remove Eclipse files and add to gitignore (#178)
    • Fixing Scale Mode (None) in previews (#182)
    • Exclude git tags from kicking off GitLab builds (for libopenshot)
    • Update readme to use markdown and update copyright to 2019 (#94)
    • Update README and INSTALL files (including build instructions) (#194)
    • Add git log file with commits up to the previous release (#192)
    • Bumping version to 0.1.8 (SO remains 6)
    • Create,,,, (#32)
    • Adding git log to build artifacts (since last release tag) (#31)
    • Exclude git tags from kicking off GitLab builds (for libopenshot-audio) (#26)
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