How to install Kdenlive on a Chromebook

Update:  Since making this video, Chrome OS 80 has been released and only steps 3 and 4 are required now.  So just use those steps, or look here for our new tutorial.

Today we are looking at how to install Kdenlive on a Chromebook.  Kdenlive is my favorite video editor to date and I have already edited more than 2000 videos in my life with it.

The version which we install in this video, 18.12.3, is not the newest version, as it currently does not work well on a Chromebook, but this version works perfectly and it is also the version of Kdenlive which I am currently using as it is very stable and just works.

I hope you find the video helpful as a visual and audio guide where I also explain each step.  Enjoy!

Please let us know if you need any assistance!

Please take note that with the release of Chrome OS 90,  the location of Linux Apps has been changed in the Chromebook’s settings.  Have a look at this tutorial, to see how to turn on Linux apps and then continue with the installation tutorial.

1) * no longer required
2) * no longer required
3) sudo apt update
4) sudo apt install kdenlive
5) * no longer required

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