I'm relatively new to Linux and have only used Ubuntu briefly while saving up for a Windows key. I wanted to try out Ubuntu 16 as a replacement for Mac OS X so for an iMovie replacement I wanted to try KdenLive. I was looking around on the website and I couldn't find anything on how to install through the terminal or software center since they are what I'm familiar with. This https://launchpad.net/~kdenlive/+archive/ubuntu/kdenlive-testing is the only page I can find and I haven't a clue how to get packages using pages like this. Thanks in advance!

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You can install it through the software centre, just search for "Kdenlive" in the software centre, and click Install. You can also install it through the terminal by typing

sudo apt-get install kdenlive

That's it.

Note that you will not get the very latest version by doing this - if you want to have the latest version, you'll need to add the PPA. Do this by typing

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kdenlive/kdenlive-stable && sudo apt-get update

in a terminal before installing it through the software centre or using apt-get install

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    While I agree that this is the way to do it (adding the ppa first), I'd encourage using the stable PPA instead of the testing one -- the testing packages may contain bugs and aren't always stable. If this sounds like a better option, run this command instead: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:kdenlive/kdenlive-stable && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install kdenlive
    – Jesse
    Aug 22, 2016 at 16:41
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    @Jesse I've edited my answer to use the stable PPA instead the testing one - I don't know why I mentioned the testing one when writing the answer. Aug 23, 2016 at 5:53
  • It's all good. :) No worries mate.
    – Jesse
    Aug 26, 2016 at 4:15
  • There is a typo. you put "...apt-get get update" and it should be "...apt-get update"
    – Papiux
    Nov 4, 2016 at 0:03

Type this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:kdenlive/kdenlive-testing

and then press 'Enter when you are asked to'

Then type this command:sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Then sudo apt-get install kdenlive

That's it you are done with it.

There was a small pop-up link leading you through the process of installing stated as 'Read about installing', This same process applies for each and every other 'PPA' named as Personal Package Archive.

You can learn more about PPA here.

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