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OpenShot 2.0 Beta Is Now Available for Public Testing

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OpenShot 2.0 has a new beta build available for testing.

The update is the third full beta release of the revamped video editor but only the first to made available for public testing.

Backers of the OpenShot crowdfunding campaign have been able to use beta builds of the hugely revamped non-linear video editor since January.

Among the features, fixes and improvements that are new in OpenShot 2.0.6: –

  • Smoother animations (zooming, panning, rotation)
  • Audio improvements
  • Autosave engine automatically saves your project at set intervals
  • Automatic project back-up and recovery
  • Support for importing/exporting Openshot projects across OSes
  • New audio preview settings
  • Prompt  when the application needs to “restart” for an option to take effect
  • Anonymous metric and error reporting enabled by default (can be disabled)
  • Many, many bug fixes

The OpenShot 2.0.x series also features the following changes:

  • Timeline context menus (e.g., copy/paste, fade, animate, time effects)
  • Split Clip tool (this lets you ‘cut’ a video file in to chunks to use in a project
  • ‘Add to Timeline’ feature (a way to batch add videos or images to timeline)
  • Keyframe editing
  • Tagging
  • Real-time preview support
  • Video snapping
  • Support for custom SVG titles (drop them into /.openshot_qt/title/)
  • New video export wizard

OpenShot 2.0 PPA

The OpenShot Developers PPA provides beta builds in the OpenShot 2.0.x series as well as its required dependencies (libopenshot,

The PPA supports Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, 15.04 and the most recent stable release of Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf.

To install OpenShot 2.0 on Ubuntu 14.04 or later run the following two commands in a new Terminal window:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install openshot-qt

Launch the app from the Unity Dash.

Windows and Mac OS X installers are also available for download.