Software to help you launch your YouTube channel (Linux edition)

When creating a Small YouTube iconYouTube channel, one of the first things that you need to think about is your equipment. There are over 100 hours of video uploaded to YouTube every minute, and in order for you to stand out, you will need some equipment that will help you do that.
There are 3 different things that are crucial to have before uploading your first video: a microphone, a camera, and some video software.

In this post, we're going to talk about software that can help you launch your Small YouTube iconYouTube channel. This post will be oriented toward Linux, but a similar post for macOS and another one about Windows have already been published.


  • Write up your ideas

  • Simplenote

    Free Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire Website

    Simplenote is a free, lightweight, and easy-to-use cross-platform note-taking utility with the unique feature of being synchronized on the cloud. All notes created on Simplenote are automatically synchronized on all devices on which the software is installed.

     

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  • Standard Notes

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Android ... iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Self-Hosted Website

    Standard Notes is a note-taking utility similar to Small Evernote iconEvernote. All notes written with the program are end-to-end encrypted and synchronized on Standard Notes servers. Thanks to AES256 encryption, notes written with Standard Notes remain private and can only be viewed by you.
    The Standard Notes interface is very simple and allows you to navigate within your notes according to their category. It is available on all platforms and allows you to easily find your notes regardless of the medium at your disposal.

     

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  • Joplin

    Free Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone ... Chrome OS Android Tablet iPad Chrome Termux Firefox Website

    Joplin is a free and open source note taking and to-do application available for Linux, Windows, macOS, Android and iOS. Its key features include end-to-end encryption, Markdown support, and synchronization via third-party services like Small Nextcloud iconNextcloud, Small Dropbox iconDropbox, Small Microsoft OneDrive iconMicrosoft OneDrive or WebDAV.

     

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  • Record & stream your screen

  • Open Broadcaster Software

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Well known to video game streaming enthusiasts, Open Broadcaster Software is a free and powerful solution for broadcasting games on several platforms including Small Twitch iconTwitch and Small YouTube Gaming iconYouTube Gaming. It offers advanced scene management and allows unlimited customization of the streaming interface.

     

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  • SimpleScreenRecorder

    Free Linux Website

    SimpleScreenRecorder is a Qt-based screencast software made for Linux operating systems, which was created as a simpler alternative to programs such as ffmpeg/avconv and VLC. It allows you to record all or part of what your screen displays while also capturing the audio, all with a formidable simplicity.
    SimpleSreenRecorder uses libav or ffmpeg to encode the final file (depending on the distribution).

     

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  • Edit your videos

  • DaVinci Resolve

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Website

    DaVinci Resolve is a very complete calibration software that allows you to play with colorimetry as well as edit your videos and composit.
    Thanks to its very complete interface, DaVinci Resolve allows you to manage your projects from A to Z without too much difficulty. Multitrack management allows you to work with multiple video and audio sequences simultaneously. Multicam support gives your work a formidably professional look and quality, automatically synchronizing audio and video tracks through sound wave analysis.
    DaVinci Resolve offers very complete colorimetry tools including wheels for primary corrections (lift, gamma, gain, offset) and modules for secondary corrections for specific areas of the image.

     

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  • Kdenlive

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD KDE Website

    Kdenlive is a multi-track video editing software that supports a wide range of audio (WAV, Ogg Vorbis, MP3, etc.), video (Mpeg, AVI, VOB, etc.) and image (GIF, JPG, PNG, etc.) formats. Via an intuitive interface, you can give free rein to your creativity and enhance your projects with the many transitions (scanning, incrustation, fading, etc.) and various audio and video effects (blur, contrast, speed, technicolor, sepia, etc.) offered. The software supports drag-and-drop and copy/paste.

     

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  • Lightworks

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Website

    Inherited from a program designed for professional editors in the 1990s, Lightworks is a complete video editing program for advanced users. It requires a certain technical knowledge. Although it can be downloaded free of charge, this program has a Pro version with additional features and greater export flexibility.

     

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  • Flowblade

    Free Linux Website

    Flowblade is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux. Flowblade has some operational advantages over other video editors which make it faster. Simple tweaks in the latest version which make it more precise and it is robust and stable by design.

     

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  • Record & edit the audio

  • Ocenaudio

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    Ocenaudio is an easy-to-use complete and free audio editor. It offers several effects, support for VST plugins, and a spectrogram display. A software not as complete as Audacity but very practical to easily edit your voice or some music.

     

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  • Audacity

    Free Mac Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com ... LAME Website

    Audacity is a free audio editor, both complete and easy to use. It allows you to manipulate files in WAV, AIFF, OGG or MP3 format: delete silences, add echoes or special effects, delete noise, mix, etc. Thanks to the integrated editor, you can also copy, paste, and assemble sound clips to create multi-track projects.

     

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  • Design your logo, banner, etc.

  • GIMP

    Free Mac Windows Linux Chrome OS BSD ... PortableApps.com Haiku AmigaOS Website

    The GNU Image Manipulation Program, generally called GIMP, is a free photo editing and processing software. A true competitor to the commercial, professional Small Adobe Photoshop iconAdobe Photoshop solution, this software is one of the flagships of free software since its first version was released in 1995.
    Despite an unattractive interface at first glance, GIMP has a wonder of power for free and open source software. It's hard to find a better performance without paying a single penny.

     

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  • Vectr

    Free Windows Linux Web Chrome OS Website

    Vectr is a simple and intuitive vector drawing software that provides all the necessary tools to create your graphic designs.
    Vectr makes vector drawing accessible to everyone thanks to a well thought-out and easy to understand interface. The program includes a real-time sharing module allowing collaboration with other people on the same project.

     

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  • Gravit Designer

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux Web Chrome OS Website

    Gravit Designer is a graphic design software, inspired by Small Adobe FreeHand iconAdobe FreeHand, Small Adobe Fireworks iconAdobe Fireworks and other similar software, that will allow you to create logos and other vector illustrations. This tool, whose rather intuitive interface has nothing to envy to professional tools of the same kind, is entirely made in Small HTML iconHTML, Small JavaScript iconJavaScript and Small CSS iconCSS.

     

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  • Manage your YouTube channel and social media accounts

  • TubeBuddy

    Freemium Web Chrome YouTube Website

    TubeBuddy is a browser extension that integrates directly into Small YouTube iconYouTube to help you run your channel with ease. You can perform bulk updates to your videos such as adding annotations or cards to all your videos with just a few clicks. You can perform Find/Replace on your videos just as if you were using a word processor. You can generate professional custom thumbnails using screenshots and branding/text layers. You can engage with your audience quicker and more efficiently. You can export your list of subscribers and their social profiles. You can get details analysis of competitor channels. You can promote your new upload across all other videos. The list goes on and on.

     

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  • SocialBlade

    Freemium Web Android iPhone iPad Chrome ... Firefox Website

    Social Blade tracks user statistics for YouTube, Small Twitch iconTwitch, Small Instagram iconInstagram, and Small Twitter iconTwitter. It's a great tool that can help you get a deeper understanding of user growth and trends.

     

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  • Hootsuite

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Blackberry iPad ... Chrome Firefox Website

    With Hootsuite, save time and manage all your social networks through a single interface. Both simple and fast, just connect and add the different social networks you want to track.

     

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Well, this list is not going to make you a YouTube star overnight, but it might help you produce quality videos, and that's a start! 🙂



Comments on Software to help you launch your YouTube channel (Linux edition)

RemovedUser
· Nov 2018 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

Nice list, just one detail: afaik Gravit Designer is not open source, its a freeware/freemium app

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You're right, I don't know where I saw this was open source…


nikospap
· Nov 2018 · Helpful Not helpful 2 Helpful Report as spam

Also...

  • MediaInfo
    It will give you full and useful technical details on the media files you want to work with. It will also give you the metadata tags (I prefer the simple terminal flavor).

  • Avidemux, the Swiss-army-knife of video editing
    Good for cutting, copying, exporting images and video clips from bigger videos. Very good for transcoding entire videos, as well.

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euo29025
· Nov 2018 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful Report as spam

Pretty nice list, thanks for the linux edition!

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