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My current version of Kdenlive is 15.12.3, when I tried to do the rotoscoping effect it did not work, so I searched and found an answer, that the rotoscoping effect is disabled until further.

So, I decided to keep the version, which I have but to install another version additionally.

However, when I type:

apt-get install kdenlive

I have no possibility to choose a version and apt-get reminds me of the version I have.

So, I do not if the answer is for each program different or can be applied univerally.

Is it possible to have two different versions of the same program?

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Yes, it is possible, however you will have to install it manually through a source tarball or git clone. It will not be possible to simply input sudo apt install kdenlive and download an alternative version, because only one version is available at a time in the repos (for good reason; look up slapt-get for Slackware).

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A simple way would be getting the cross-platform AppImage, Kdenlive offers one.

Go to https://kdenlive.org/download/

And get the latest version as an Appimage, download it and mark it executable with

chmod +x Kdenlive-*.AppImage

Then you can run it from that, as in

./Kdenlive-*.AppImage

AppImages do not install (it's bundled with all dependencies needed), so you can use it from that without conflicting with your installed version of Kdenlive.

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