Install with flatpak

The Pitivi community supports a flatpak repository to let users install the latest Pitivi releases. This is the official, recommended way of installing Pitivi on Linux. The repository contains only 64-bit builds.

If you see problems, come to our IRC channel or file a bug.

Getting Flatpak

See the flatpak website for how to install flatpak for your distribution.

You need to log out/in again after installing flatpak for apps to show up in menus. Until you log out/in, the flatpak data directories aren't part of your desktop environment's search path. This needs to be done only one time.

Installing Pitivi

Currently there are no less than three options for installing Pitivi. Each can be installed by running the commands below as normal user, no root/sudo needed.

  • latest release, for production work:
$ flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
$ flatpak install flathub org.pitivi.Pitivi
  • 1.0 development snapshot, for testing the next release:
$ flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
$ flatpak install flathub org.gnome.Platform//3.28
$ flatpak install http://flatpak.pitivi.org/pitivi.flatpakref
  • master development snapshot, which includes the latest features:
$ flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo
$ flatpak install flathub org.gnome.Platform//3.28
$ flatpak install http://flatpak.pitivi.org/pitivi-master.flatpakref

Running Pitivi

You can now launch Pitivi from your applications menu as any other installed application.

You can also re run the installer which launches Pitivi after updating to the latest version.

To see if warning or error messages are printed in the console, run:

$ flatpak run org.pitivi.Pitivi//stable

If for some reason you need to use an older Pitivi version, run:

$ flatpak install org.pitivi.Pitivi//0.96
$ flatpak run org.pitivi.Pitivi//0.96

Updating Pitivi

If your software manager doesn't allow this yet, updating manually by running:

$ flatpak update org.pitivi.Pitivi

If a new version is fetched, it will be made current.

Uninstalling Pitivi

If your software manager doesn't allow this yet, run the command below:

$ flatpak uninstall org.pitivi.Pitivi

Install GStreamer vaapi support

In the sandbox gstreamer-vaapi is installed but it requires the org.freedesktop.Platform.VAAPI.Intel extension to be installed.

As the support is experimental, you need to set PITIVI_UNSTABLE_FEATURES to enable them:

$ flatpak run --env=PITIVI_UNSTABLE_FEATURES=vaapi org.pitivi.Pitivi

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