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The Kdenlive video editor comes to Windows in its new versions

26 mayo, 2021

Linux has long had a series cool video editors who have tried to equate their presence in the multimedia market with other platforms. One of the best known is Openshot, which has long been favored by users, while for more professional environments there are other alternatives such as Cinelerra, a kind of “Open Source clone” of Adobe Premiere.

However, in this article we are going to talk about another equally valid editor that has been accompanying linuxers for a long time. We refer to the Kdenlive editor, which with its new versions add Windows to the list of supported operating systems. It was already available for Mac, although according to those responsible those versions are outdated.


For now the port that has been released with support for Windows it’s a trial version. However, that does not mean that it is short on functionality: users of the Microsoft operating system will have the same features as Linux users, with the same transitions and the same effects.

In addition to these more eye-catching features, there are also audiovisual analysis tools such as histograms, meters and audio, waveform analyzers, vectorscopes and a configurable interface that allows to redistribute everything to the user’s taste and need.

Kdenlive can be downloaded from this link, and no installation needed: just unzip the ZIP file that is obtained from the servers. Now, for it to work, you have to do some additional steps:

  • First, download FFmpeg 64 bit and unzip it.
  • From the unzipped folder, copy the directories bin Y presets to the folder where we have installed Kdenlive.

Once we have done this, it will be necessary open the program, close it and reopen it, and that will be enough. It is worth remembering that this release for Windows is still a trial version that can be quite unstable, so if you dare to try it we recommend patience.

Via | Kdenlive
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