A new version of OpenShot, the crash-happy open-source non-linear video editor, is available to download.

‘Each new release of OpenShot makes claims about reliability only to literally fail at the first cursor-shaped hurdle’

While the previous couple of releases were big on features the latest release is a “stability-focused release”, says project lead Jonathan Thomas.

A few minor fixes elsewhere also slip in, including improved undo/redo history, and a new freeze and zoom menu.

But reliability is the keyword for this release.

Thomas urges anyone who’s experienced “stability issues in the past with OpenShot 2.x” to “give this latest version a try.”

As we’ve causticly mentioned before, each new release of OpenShot makes bold claims about reliability only to literally fail at the first cursor-shaped hurdle it encounters.

In 2013 Thomas ran a successful crowdfunding campaign for OpenShot, raising $45,000 to fund the development of the app.

Will the “vastly improved stability” being touted in this release actually hold true? Why, dear readers, that’s for you to find out! Go put the latest release to the test!

Install OpenShot 2.4.0 on Ubuntu

OpenShot 2.4.0 is available to install on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 17.04 using the official OpenShot PPA.

To add this PPA to Ubuntu just open a new Terminal window and enter these commands:

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

Once installed you can launch OpenShot and — with fingers, toes, and things I don’t want to know about all crossed — use it.

Download for Windows, macOS and Linux can be found on the OpenShot website. The release is also available to download as an AppImage.

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