I'm using a Video Editor called Openshot, and it uses Blender. However, I keep getting this error:

Blender, the free open source 3D content creation suite is required for this action (http://www.blender.org).

Please check the preferences in OpenShot and be sure the Blender executable is correct. This setting should be the path of the 'blender' executable on your computer. Also, please be sure that it is pointing to Blender version 2.62 or greater.

Blender Path:


I've changed the blender path to


as well as trying every online tutorial I can find. I don't know If I've mistyped the blender path or what, but some help would really be appreciated.

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The path is likely incorrect. You can obtain the correct path by opening a terminal (Ctrl Alt T often does the trick) and issuing the command which blender the result will be the path you need. You can confirm that you have a supported version of blender with the command blender --version The version currently in the repositories is Blender 2.69 (at least for "Trusty" Ubuntu 14.04) you can properly install it easily with the command sudo apt-get install blender

  • Perfect-It worked!!!!! Thanks a lot!!!
    – Alexandra
    Sep 12, 2016 at 16:10
  • Glad to help!!!
    – Elder Geek
    Sep 12, 2016 at 16:11

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