I opened Avidemux 2.7.3 GUI (Latest version in the Mint/Ubuntu repo) queued several videos I wish to convert from various formats.

I could 'save' the file in the GUI. Conversion worked great, as always.

Opened up the avidemux_jobs program. There are the movies waiting to go. If I press 'Run Jobs' button. It runs through the entire list, failing, one after the other. (7 seconds each). If I right click and select 'Run Now' the individual job fails.

  • Please mark as [solved] Jun 17 '19 at 14:18
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    – pomsky
    Jun 17 '19 at 14:26
  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because more a comment than a question.
    – vanadium
    Jul 1 '19 at 19:22
  • @pomsky Thank you for your edits and making my solution fit within the site's guidelines. Jul 31 '19 at 12:30
  • Improved this question by removing part of the solution added by OP to the original question. Question should now be on-topic, problem still persists with Avidemux 2.7.8, so the workaroung provided still is relevant.
    – marianoju
    May 12 at 10:21

Solution was simple, a kludge, but works for now. Make a soft link in /usr/bin/avidemux3_cli pointing to avidemux2.7_cli and another avidemux3_qt5 pointing to avidemux2.7_qt5.

sudo ln -s avidemux2.7_cli avidemux3_cli

sudo ln -s avidemux2.7_qt5 avidemux3_qt5 

After this, all worked as expected.

(source: originally posted by OP in the question body)

  • The underlying problem persists nearly two years later with Avidemux 2.7.8 (installed from the PPA provided by UbuntuHandbook ppa:ubuntuhandbook1/avidemux on Ubuntu 20.04). Soft linking avidemux3_qt5 to avidemux2.7_qt5 worked for me, soft linking /usr/bin/avidemux3_cli to avidemux2.7_cli did not work for me.
    – marianoju
    May 12 at 7:43
  • Avidemux 2.7.8 (installed on Ubuntu 20.04 from the PPA provided by xtradeb applications ppa:xtradeb/apps) shows similar problems. Soft linking is not possible/necessary. /usr/bin/avidemux3_cli is not installed. When running “Avidemux Jobs” the option “use Qt version” has to be checked, otherwise all jobs will fail.
    – marianoju
    May 12 at 10:28

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