Steven Powers (SMP): OpenShot Video Editor for Linux

OpenShot Video Editor for Linux

One thing I have had issues with is doing video editing on Linux.  In Windows I use Authoring Works 4, but I could not find one that was a good alternative.  Then I came across "OpenShot Video Editor".

I have installed this in Mint 12 using the Software Manger and then installed the extra codecs that are needed for MP4, MPEG, MP3, etc.  I haven't done a lot of editing, just some test edits, but it looks very promising with a slew of output containers and codec options.  OpenShot also offers transitions and effects, which is very useful.

Hope this helps,



  1. Thanks for the share. Keep posting such kind of information on your blog. I bookmarked it for continuous visit.
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    1. Thanks you. There are a lot of great apps out there and you can never have too many video editors. BTW...Instead of bookmarking you can subscribe or just use the RSS feed, which will show a quick list of posts that you can choose from.