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Avidemux, a cross-platform video editor especially useful for simple tasks like cutting a video, encoding and so on, has recently reached version 2.6.8.

Avidemux 2.6.8 Ubuntu

Avidemux can be used to transcode videos, apply filters, insert ("muxing") or extract ("demuxing") audio streams from video files and more. The application also supports scripting for both the GUI and command line, useful for performing various repetitive actions automatically.

Changes in Avidemux 2.6.8:
  • Editor: Initial copy/paste support;
  • Mp4v2/Mux: Add fast start mode back;
  • Subtitles: Update libass + very simple srt2ssa converter;
  • Image/export: Proper initialization of Qz for jpeg export;
  • UI: Add an override menu to force language;
  • x264: Improved settings;
  • Audio/FAAC: Fix channel mapping when source is mono;
  • Audio/AMR: Re-enabled AMR;
  • Audio/lavc: Fixed encoding for codec not supporting planar (MP2);
  • Audio: Fixed importing MP2 audio detected as MP3;
  • Editor: Fix deleting chunks of the video leading to seek errors;
  • Editor/audio: Fix issue when source has more than 4 tracks;
  • Editor: Better detection of double fps input files;
  • TS/Demux: Brute force eac3 probe;
  • TS/Demux: Better initialization, avoid dropping audio;
  • MP4/Demux: Fix management of PCM audio;
  • Mkv/Demux: Proper re-indexing for mpeg2 in mkv;
  • avsfilte: Performance Improvements.

Install Avidemux 2.6.x in Ubuntu 13.10 or 12.04

Ubuntu continues to provide Avidemux 2.5.x in the official repositories. To install the latest Avidemux 2.6.x (2.6.8 at the time I'm writing this article), you can use the GetDeb repository. If the GetDeb repository stops working, you can find a list of mirros HERE.

Important note: GetDeb provides Avidemux 2.6.8 for Ubuntu 13.10 and 12.04 only (For Ubuntu 14.04, you can edit the /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list file and replace "trusty" with "saucy").

1. To add the GetDeb repository, download and install THIS deb.

2. Then, install Avidemux 2.6.8 (Qt) using the commands below:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install avidemux2.6-qt

Once installed, launch "Avidemux  2.6 (Qt)" from the menu / Dash.

The GTK version doesn't work for a few releases, that's why the command above installs the Qt version of Avidemux.

Arch Linux users can install Avidemux 2.6.x from AUR.

For other Linux distributions, Windows or Mac OS X, see the Avidemux downloads page.

Also see: Avidemux documentation.