Install Kdenlive 24.02.0 Deb Package via New Ubuntu PPA

For those who prefer the native .deb app packages, here’s new unofficial PPA for installing the most recent Kdenlive video editor 24.02.0 in Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 23.10, and Ubuntu 24.04.

Kdenlive announced new 24.02 release series few days ago. One of the big changes is the port to Qt6 plus KDE Frameworks 6, which brings big performance improvements, but also a few regressions.

Due to this change, the developer team discontinued the official Kdenlive PPA, since KF6 is NOT yet made into Ubuntu repositories.

The official packages are now only Flatpak and AppImage, that run in sandbox. For those who prefer the .deb package format, here’s the new unofficial PPA for choice.

Kdenlive 24.04 with Qt5 and KDE Frameworks 5

The PPA contains the package backported from Debian Unstable, which continues building the video editor with Qt5 + KDE Frameworks 5 (as mentioned KF6 is not available in system repositories) which are still supported by Kdenlive’s building system.

Install Kdenlive 24.02.0 from Unofficial PPA

NOTE: the package in the new unofficial PPA is NOT well tested. It seems working good in my case, but without well testing because I know quite few about how to use the video editor.

1. The PPA so far supports Ubuntu 22.04, Ubuntu 23.10, and Ubuntu 24.04 on amd64 (Intel/AMD), and arm64/armhf (Raspberry Pi) platforms.

To add the PPA, press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal (or konsole), then run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/kdenlive

Type user password for sudo authentication, though there’s no asterisk feedback, and hit Enter to continue.

2. For Linux Mint user, refresh the system package cache after adding PPA via command:

sudo apt update

3. Finally, install Kdenlive (or upgrade from the stock version) by running command:

sudo apt install kdenlive mediainfo

NOTE: for non-KDE Plasma Desktop users, there will be lots of Qt and KDE libraries to be installed as dependency libraries.


To uninstall the unofficial Ubuntu PPA, open terminal or konsole (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/kdenlive

For Linux Mint, also run sudo apt update to manually refresh package cache.

And, remove the Kdenlive deb package as well as its dependencies by running command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove kdenlive kdenlive-data