Open Source OpenShot Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to OpenShot for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Kdenlive, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to OpenShot and many of them is available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to OpenShot are Blender (Free, Open Source), Shotcut (Free, Open Source), DaVinci Resolve (Freemium) and Avidemux (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Oct 4, 2021

    1. Kdenlive is a non linear video editor. It is based on the MLT framework and accepts many audio and video formats, allows you to add effects, transitions and render into the format of your choice.
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      Kdenlive vs OpenShot opinions
      Most users think Kdenlive is a great alternative to OpenShot.
      Douze It's also free and open-source, but i found Kdenlive had a lot more features and was a lot more complex than OpenShot could be. A Windows version is also being worked and, even if it's not perfect right now, it works quite well !
      Top positive comment  about 4 years ago

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      Significantly more complex, but even for my basic editing needs the stability helps A LOT compared to OpenShot
      Top positive comment  about 1 year ago

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      ivantalalaev pretty good gpu support for encoding
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Loads more features, better looking interface.
      Positive comment about 2 years ago

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      jrstrai I find that compared to openshot, kdenlive has more features and seems a lot more responsive during editing and previewing.
      Positive comment about 4 years ago

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    2. Blender is the free and open-source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing, video editing, and motion tracking.
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      Blender vs OpenShot opinions
      Some users think Blender is a great alternative to OpenShot, some don't.
      Yes, Blender has video editing tools, but this is like recommending a car mechanic to someone who just wants a car wash.
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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      dspjm Although blender is a 3D editor, it still has powerful video editing functionalities.
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      sicko 3D animations and 2D movies are similar to work with, no wonder Blender has both as it is 3D modeling & animation application.
      Positive comment 7 months ago

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      Blender is for 3D, not video editing
      Negative comment over 1 year ago

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    3. Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform, non-linear video editor.
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      Shotcut vs OpenShot opinions
      Most users think Shotcut is a great alternative to OpenShot.
      icheyne Openshot buggy on Windows at least
      Positive comment about 1 year ago

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    4. Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting.
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      Avidemux vs OpenShot opinions
      Some users think Avidemux is a great alternative to OpenShot, some don't.
      superluminar Only for very simple, single tasks, not for editing a film or so.
      Negative comment over 4 years ago

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      vinod_desh This is the best SIMPLEST video cutter. You can remove unwanted parts so easily..just mark start and end at any point in the clip..extremely easy
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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      Missing a lot of editing features
      Negative comment almost 2 years ago

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      Can't combine clips, only edits single clips
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    5. Olive is a free non-linear video editor aiming to provide a fully-featured alternative to high-end professional video editing software.
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      This alternative is disputed. Olive Video Editor is still a legitimate alternative to OpenShot, but it might have issues that some users think are important.


    6. PiTiVi is an open source non-linear video editor, written in Python and based on GStreamer and GTK+.
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      Almost everyone thinks PiTiVi is a great alternative to OpenShot.
    7. A modern, simple to use, constantly evolving and hella fast MEDIA CUTTER + JOINER w/ frame-accurate SmartCut technology + Qt5, libmpv, FFmpeg and MediaInfo powering the backend.
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    8. Cinelerra is a highly advanced and professional non-linear video editing software, but still remains open source. Cinelerra solves three main tasks: capturing, editing and compositing.
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      This alternative is disputed. Cinelerra is still a legitimate alternative to OpenShot, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
    9. non-linear video editor targeted for home video editing.
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    10. Flowblade is a multitrack non-linear video editor for Linux released under GPL 3 license.
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