Friday, October 14, 2016

How to create and edit video on Lubuntu

If you are a former windows user, you must be familiar with 'windows movie maker', a program for creating and editing a simple video, and what about lubuntu? is there any similar program like 'movie maker' on lubuntu/ubuntu?

The answer is yes, there is a program called openshot, which i think good enough for creating and editing a simple video just like 'windows movie maker'. You can install openshot on lubuntu with this command:

sudo apt-get install openshot

I strongly suggest to install multimedia codec on lubuntu as well, in order to make openshot works properly, here's the mighty command on lubuntu to install audio and video codecs.

sudo apt-get install lubuntu-restricted-extras

Some people reports that openshot is crash all the time, i suspect it's because of openshot is looking for video codecs, so the command above hopefully should solve the crash issue.


  1. I've recently discovered OpenShot as a handy tool to create slideshows for our holiday pictures. Thank you very much for the advice on the restricted extra's, I've been experiences crashes as well. Saving your project after every change or so is good practice if you don't want to lose valuable work.