Multi-Media on a Chromebook


Today we are looking at some of the best multi-media programs that a person can install on a Chromebook.  In the past and still for many today Chromebooks are just a device to browse the web with and using G Suite, but Chromebooks have matured over the years with powerful devices being released, the Google Play store and Linux Apps being ported to them.

In this article, we will list a couple of great multi-media applications that runs perfectly on a Chromebook with an installation tutorial for each.

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Kdenlive
Kdenlive is my favorite video editor, and I already created more than 2000 videos with it. Kdenlive 18.12.3 works perfectly on a Chromebook and it is fantastic and solid.

Installation Guide and Commands:
https://www.linuxmadesimple.info/2020/03/how-to-install-kdenlive-18123-on.html


Darktable
Darktable is a fantastic photo editing program and with the power of Flatpak and Crostini (Linux Apps), a person can run the latest version of OBS on a Chromebook!  Enjoy!

Update: a Person can also install Darktable 2.6 via the build-in repository, look here.

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OpenShot
We can install the latest version of OpenShot, at the time of writing this article, 2.5.1, when making the video it was 2.4.4, as a Flatpak on a Chromebook!

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Audacity
It was impossible to install Audacity on a Chromebook for a long time, but with the power of Linux (Crostini) it is possible now and it works really well! 

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VLC Media Player
VLC is a must-have audio and video player for all multi-media artists, to test your work and it is easy to install it on a Chromebook!

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Adobe Creative Cloud
At the time of writing this article, it is impossible to install Adobe applications in Linux, but it is possible to install it on a Chromebook, well at least the mobile edition, on a Chromebook via the Google Play Store!

Installation Guide and Commands:
https://www.linuxmadesimple.info/2020/02/how-to-install-adobe-creative-cloud-on.html


Gimp
A person can install the latest version of Gimp on a Chromebook with the help of Flatpak and Linux Apps (Crostini).  Gimp stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program.

Update: a Person can also install Gimp 2.10.8 via the build-in repository, look here.

Installation Guide and Commands:
https://www.linuxmadesimple.info/2020/02/how-to-install-gimp-21014-on-chromebook.html


Inkscape
Inkscape is a powerful drawing tool and a person can install it on a Chromebook with Flatpak and Linux Apps (Crostini).

Update: a Person can also install OBS 22.0 via the build-in repository, look here.

Installation Guide and Commands:
https://www.linuxmadesimple.info/2020/02/how-to-install-inkscape-0924-on.html


Blender
Blender is an advanced free and open-source 3D creation suite and it is possible to install it on a Chromebook with Linux Apps and Flatpaks and it is the latest version as well!

Update: a Person can also install OBS 22.0 via the build-in repository, look here.

Installation Guide and Commands:
https://www.linuxmadesimple.info/2020/02/how-to-install-blender-281-on-chromebook.html


Krita
Krita is a powerful painting program and a person can also install it as a Flapak and Linux Apps on a Chromebook.

Installation Guide and Commands:
https://www.linuxmadesimple.info/2020/02/how-to-install-krita-4280-on-chromebook.html

Update: a Person can also install Krita 4.1.7 via the build-in repository, look here.


Natron
Natron is a powerful open-source program for Visual Effects and Motion Graphics creation.  A person can install the latest version of it on a Chromebook with the help of Flatpak and Linux Apps (Crostini).

Installation Guide and Commands:
https://www.linuxmadesimple.info/2020/03/how-to-install-natron-2314-on-chromebook.html



Drawing
Drawing is a powerful yet easy to use paint/drawing tool that you can install on a Chromebook with Linux Apps and Crostini.

Installation Guide and Commands:
https://www.linuxmadesimple.info/2020/02/how-to-install-drawing-on-chromebook.html


MyPaint 2.0
MyPaint is an easy to use paint and drawing tool and it is possible to install on a Chromebook with Linux Apps and Flatpak.

Installation Guide and Commands:
https://www.linuxmadesimple.info/2020/02/how-to-install-mypaint-200-on-chromebook.html



Shotwell Photo Manager
Shotwell is a basic photo manager with the basic functions that a person expects like Crop, etc.  It is powerful and easy to install with the power of Linux on a Chromebook.

Installation Guide and Commands:
https://www.linuxmadesimple.info/2020/03/how-to-install-shotwell-photo-manager.html


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