Install OpenShot video editor in ubuntu



OepnShot
[http://www.openshotvideo.com] is a budding non-linear video editor in linux. It is easy to use and comes with nice features.

http://www.openshotvideo.com/2008/04/download.html

You can download the openshot.deb file and dependency files from the above link.

After installing all files using “sudo dpkg -i *.deb” we can start openshot from terminal.

For me, it threw the following error.

shrinivasan@shrinivasan-laptop:~/Desktop/openshot$ openshot
Added /usr/share/openshot to system path                   
——————————–                           
   OpenShot (version 0.9.34)                               
——————————–                           
/usr/share/openshot/windows/SimpleGladeApp.py:340: GtkWarning: gtk_toolbar_set_icon_size: assertion `icon_size != GTK_ICON_SIZE_INVALID’ failed                                                                                                                                    
  return gtk.glade.XML(self.glade_path, root, domain)                                                                                    
A new frmMain has been created                                                                                                           
Traceback (most recent call last):                                                                                                       
  File “/usr/bin/openshot”, line 50, in <module>                                                                                         
    main()                                                                                                                               
  File “/usr/share/openshot/openshot.py”, line 57, in main                                                                               
    form1 = MainGTK.frmMain(project=current_project, version=info.SETUP[‘version’])                                                      
  File “/usr/share/openshot/windows/MainGTK.py”, line 113, in __init__                                                                   
    self.OSTreeTransitions = TreeTransitions.OpenShotTree(self.treeTransitions, self.project)                                            
  File “/usr/share/openshot/windows/TreeTransitions.py”, line 51, in __init__                                                            
    pbThumb = gtk.gdk.pixbuf_new_from_file(file_path)                                                                                    
glib.GError: Couldn’t recognize the image file format for file ‘/usr/share/openshot/transitions/sand.svg’  

There is some problem with reading svg files in python.

So, searched in google and found that installing librsvg2-common will solve this problem.

sudo apt-get install librsvg2-common

done.

Now openshot works well.

OpenShot is made of python,pyGTK,Glade,MLT framework.
It needs more improvements and students can participate and get their final year project done.

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