An Update On OpenShot! OpenShot 2.0 Hopefully Out In Next Year
Written by Michael Larabel in Free Software on 13 February 2015 at 04:21 PM EST. 14 Comments
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Yesterday I wrote about it being a long time since the last update on OpenShot, a popular non-linear open-source video editing application that hasn't seen a major release in years, while today (coincidentally?) there's some big improvements to share.

Jonathan Thomas posted an update on OpenShot and the new features its gained recently in the lead-up to OpenShot 2.0. Among the progress shared in the "OpenShot Valentines Weekend Update" is read/write animated GIF support, major video playback improvements, cross-platform improvements, a new icon and branding, and libOpenShot 0.0.4 has been released. Jonathan has also made good progress on the Qt user-interface to OpenShot.

Jonathan shared that he's been busy lately, then moved into a new house, and his development computer got damaged in the moving process and so he had to re-setup his main rig.


Going forward the goal is to release the source-code to their Python Qt5 work on Launchpad. He also shared that today is his birthday and by his next birthday he hopes to see OpenShot 2.0 officially released, which would place its official release sometime in the next year.

Those wishing to learn more about OpenShot 2.0 work can read the long-awaited OpenShot 2.0 update.

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