How to Install Flowblade Movie Editor in Ubuntu 18.04 – A Free and Libre Video Editor For Linux

In this article, we are going to discuss How to Install Flowblade Movie Editor in Ubuntu 18.04 – A Free and Libre Video Editor For Linux. Flowblade is a free and open source Linux video editor used to edit video/movie files. The project was started by lead developer Janne Liljeblad in 2009 and has been active since. The source code is currently hosted on Github. Flowbad is a cool lightweight application that can be used in low configuration systems. You can use Flowblade Movie Editor to edit your personal videos like family travel videos, trekking videos etc. for home use. This application supports almost all video formats such as AVI, MPEG, WPM, QuickTime and so on. Like many other video editors Flowblade, there are many transitions like animations and some other cool features.

How to Install Flowblade Movie Editor in Ubuntu 18.04 - A Free and Libre Video Editor For Linux

How to Install Flowblade Movie Editor in Ubuntu 18.04 – A Free and Libre Video Editor For Linux

Follow the below steps to install Flowblade Movie Editor in Ubuntu 18.04 – A Free and Libre Video Editor For Linux:

Before we start the installation of Flowblade Movie Editor we have to install official PPA repository for that as Flowblade Movie Editor is not a part of default repository of Ubuntu 18.04. So to install the PPA repository follow the below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:trebelnik-stefina/flowblade

[sudo] password for itsmarttricks:
Flowblade Movie Editor is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux released under GPL 3 license.

Homepage: https://code.google.com/p/flowblade/
More info: https://launchpad.net/~trebelnik-stefina/+archive/ubuntu/flowblade
Press [ENTER] to continue or Ctrl-c to cancel adding it.

Ign:1 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic InRelease
Err:2 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic Release
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Ign:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Ign:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/aseman/desktop-apps/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:5 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic InRelease

After installing the PPA repository now update the packages & repositories of Ubuntu 18.04 using below command to take effect.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get update
Ign:1 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic InRelease
Err:2 cdrom://Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS _Bionic Beaver_ - Release amd64 (20180725) bionic Release
Please use apt-cdrom to make this CD-ROM recognized by APT. apt-get update cannot be used to add new CD-ROMs
Ign:3 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Hit:4 http://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable Release
Ign:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/aseman/desktop-apps/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:6 http://download.virtualbox.org/virtualbox/debian bionic InRelease
Get:7 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [83.2 kB]
Hit:9 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:10 http://ppa.launchpad.net/audio-recorder/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease

Now we are ready to install the Flowblade Movie Editor. So let’s go ahead and install the same using below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo apt-get install flowblade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 72 newly installed, 0 to remove and 236 not upgraded.
Need to get 40.2 MB of archives.
After this operation, 188 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 python-cairo amd64 1.16.2-1 [56.4 kB]
Get:2 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 libblas3 amd64 3.7.1-4ubuntu1 [140 kB]
Get:3 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 libgfortran4 amd64 7.3.0-27ubuntu1~18.04 [492 kB]
Get:4 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 liblapack3 amd64 3.7.1-4ubuntu1 [2,112 kB]
Get:5 http://in.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 python-numpy amd64 1:1.13.3-2ubuntu1 [1,938 kB]

As you can see above the Flowblade Movie Editor package has been installed successfully. Now to confirm the same use the below command.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -l flowblade
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-====================================-=======================-=======================-=============================================================================
ii flowblade 1.12-1 all non-linear video editor

Now to open the application just type the command flowblade on shell prompt. Refer the command below.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ flowblade
How to Install Flowblade Movie Editor in Ubuntu 18.04 - A Free and Libre Video Editor For Linux

Flowblade Movie Editor

You can also open the Flowblade Movie Editor graphically using Search your Ubuntu Application box. Refer the snapshot below.

How to Install Flowblade Movie Editor in Ubuntu 18.04 – A Free and Libre Video Editor For Linux

Flowblade Movie Editor

Also Read – How To Install KdenLive Video Editor Application On Ubuntu 18.04

How To Uninstall Flowblade Movie Editor in Ubuntu 18.04?

For any reasons, if you don’t like Flowblade Movie Editor and want to uninstall the application from your system using following commands.

itsmarttricks@mangesh:~$ sudo dpkg -r flowblade
(Reading database ... 194480 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing flowblade (1.12-1) ...
Processing triggers for shared-mime-info (1.9-2) ...
Processing triggers for man-db (2.8.3-2ubuntu0.1) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.13.3-11ubuntu1.1) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-1ubuntu3.18.04.1) ...
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.60ubuntu1) ...

That’s all, In this article, we have explained the How to Install Flowblade Movie Editor in Ubuntu 18.04 – A Free and Libre Video Editor For Linux. I hope you enjoy this article. If you like this article, then just share it. If you have any questions about this article, please comment.

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