Are there any video editors for Ubuntu that support WebM importing? AKA, I have a raw WebM file that needs editing.

  • Import and export or only export? Jan 22, 2012 at 22:06
  • @BrunoPereira import and export - I'll edit to make it clearer
    – jrg
    Jan 22, 2012 at 22:11

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I am not sure how much editing you will need to do but Openshot Video Editor (package openshot) Install openshot supports webm import, editing and export.

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Not the most powerful thing in the world but can fit some uses.

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    Odd, wondering why openshot didn't recognize my WebM file then... ok, i'll look into it some more. Thanks!
    – jrg
    Jan 22, 2012 at 22:32
  • Welcome, if it does not feet the needs edit the question saying so so we find you replacement ;) Jan 22, 2012 at 22:40
  • Hmmm... I just installed OpenShot 1.4.3 and it says it doesn't support webm. I installed all the packages that Aptitude suggested and recommended, i.e. sudo apt-get install openshot blender inkscape frei0r-plugins openshot-doc... do I need anything else? Jun 3, 2017 at 0:33

The only way I've managed to do it is by converting the webm file to an MP4 and then using an MP4-compatible editor, such as OpenShot.

Unfortunately, the conversion process is extremely slow—it took my system about 20× the length of the video. But it did work.

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