How run AviDemux in form of AppImage (universal binary) on Ubuntu 18.04 ?

$ ./avidemux_2.7.0.appImage
/tmp/.mount_bBzF8K/usr/bin/avidemux3_portable: error while loading shared libraries: libva-drm.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

First of all, as a workaround, try installing libva-drm2 by using Ctrl+Alt+T and typing:

sudo apt install libva-drm2

If problem persists, then do:

cp /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libva-drm.so.2 /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libva-drm.so.1

On condition that, if above-mentioned solutions did not work, as a last resort, install version 2.7:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/avidemux
sudo apt-get install avidemux2.6-qt avidemux2.6-plugins-qt

It will avidemux 2.7 though it contains 2.6 in its name.


  • Your "install libva-drm2 + cp" workaround works. Thank you. Now AppImage launches without error. – Jiří Doubravský May 10 '18 at 18:25

Assuming you've downloaded the appimage file (this is not clear from your post), you first need to make the xxxx.appimage-file executable. This is done by right clicking and setting the properties to "executable". From then on, you can right-click the xxx.appimage-file and run (or execute) it. As far as I understand, an appimage-file contains ALL of the necessary compenents of the xxx-program, so it runs "on an island" so to speak.

  • Maybe it is not isolated island in this case :-) Existence of file "/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libva-drm.so.1" makes the difference. Btw, "avidemux_2.7.0.appImage" file is downloaded from homepage, and executable mark is set. – Jiří Doubravský May 10 '18 at 18:28

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