OpenShot goes cross-platform

OpenShot goes cross-platform

OpenShot Video Editor is a program designed to create and edit videos on Linux.  It can easily combine multiple video clips, audio clips, and images into a single project, and then export the video into many common video formats. It is a non-linear video editor, which means any frame of video can be accessed at any time, and thus the video clips can be layered, mixed, and arranged in very creative ways.  All video clip edits (trimming, cutting, etc…) are non-destructive, meaning that the original video clips are never modified.

You can use OpenShot to create photo slide shows, edit home videos, create television commercials and on-line films, or anything else you can dream up. However, users of Windows and Mac had never before access to OpenShot, due to dependencies and other technical reasons.  With your help, that is all about to change.


 There is a project in KickStarter for making OpenShot cross-platform software in order to be accessible for both Windows and Mac users. It is estimated for a November / December 2013 beta release date for all 3 platforms, Windows, Mac, and Linux.  Certain level of backers will have access to preview releases, and early access to beta and final releases. The engine has been built from the ground up for cross-platform, multi-threaded performance. It is written in C++, uses cross-platform build tools, and utilizes many amazing open-source libraries, such as FFmpeg & LibAV, JUCE Audio Library, and ImageMagick.

  • Rick

    They might have better luck if they get OpenShot more stable in Linux. THEN they can start thinking about other platforms. It crashes faster than a drunk getting on I-5 at rush hour.

  • Luther

    Hmmm, I can’t recall the latest release ever crashing on me. I’m using version 1.4.3 via PPA on an HP 1035dx AMD 4600m with 7660g graphics. So far I prefer Openshot over Kdenlive because of how stable it is. I have the PPA if you’d like it.