TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Installation Instructions
- Windows (Installer Method)
- Windows (Portable Method)
- macOS (DMG)
- Linux (AppImage)
- Linux (PPA)
- ChromeOS (AppImage)
To access the current stable version of OpenShot Video Editor for Linux, Mac, Chrome OS, or Windows, visit the official download page: https://www.openshot.org/download/. Our latest unstable versions, or daily builds, can be found at https://www.openshot.org/download#daily. These builds offer frequent updates with improvements not yet available in our stable build.
Windows (Installer Method)
Download the Windows installer from the official page (offering both 64-bit and 32-bit versions), double-click to open it, and follow the on-screen instructions. After installation, OpenShot becomes accessible through your Start menu.
Windows (Portable Method)
For Windows installations without Administrator permissions, we offer a portable installation process. Download the Windows installer from the official download page, open the command prompt, and type the following commands. We assume you downloaded our 64-bit installer to your Downloads folder.
cd C:\Users\(YOUR_USER_NAME)\Downloads\ OpenShot-v3.1.1-x86_64.exe /portable=1 /currentuser /noicons
Get the DMG file from the official download page, double-click to open it, then drag the OpenShot application icon into your Applications shortcut. OpenShot can now be launched from Launchpad or Applications in Finder.
While most Linux distributions include a version of OpenShot in their software repositories, these versions are often outdated. We recommend downloading an AppImage from our official Download page. After downloading, right-click on the AppImage, select Properties, mark the file as Executable, and close the Properties window. Double-clicking the AppImage should now launch OpenShot.
Debian-based Linux distributions (e.g., Ubuntu, Mint) also have access to our PPA, which adds our official OpenShot software repository to your package manager. This allows the installation of our latest version without needing our AppImages.
Stable PPA (Contains only official releases)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa sudo apt update sudo apt install openshot-qt python3-openshot
Daily PPA (Contains bug fixes and feature enhancements before the next release)
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/libopenshot-daily sudo apt update sudo apt install openshot-qt python3-openshot
To enable Linux app support in ChromeOS, activate it in Settings. Once enabled, you can install and run OpenShot Linux AppImages on any x86-based Chromebook. The command below will download our AppImage and configure your system to run OpenShot successfully.
- On your Chromebook, at the bottom right, select the time.
- Select Settings AdvancedDevelopers.
- Next to "Linux development environment," select Turn On.
- Follow the on-screen instructions. Setup can take 10 minutes or more.
- A terminal window opens. You have a Debian 10 (Buster) environment.
You can run Linux commands, install more tools using the APT package manager, and customize your shell.
- In the Linux Terminal that opened from the steps above, copy and paste the command below to the $ prompt, then press ↵ Enter.
bash <(wget -O - http://openshot.org/files/chromeos/install-stable.sh)
- The command will automatically download, install and launch OpenShot Video Editor.
- After you close the program, you can relaunch OpenShot by opening the Linux App, typing the following command at the $ prompt, then pressing ↵ Enter.
- If you want to download the latest bug fixes and feature enhancements, you can copy and paste the command below to the $ prompt, then press ↵ Enter.
bash <(wget -O - http://openshot.org/files/chromeos/install-daily.sh)
- The command will automatically download, install and launch OpenShot Video Editor Daily Build.
- After you close the program, you can relaunch OpenShot by opening the Linux App, typing the following command at the $ prompt, and pressing ↵ Enter.