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.
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.
To install the latest stable Pitivi release, run as a normal user (no root nor sudo):
$ flatpak install --user https://flathub.org/repo/appstream/org.pitivi.Pitivi.flatpakref
To install the latest Pitivi 1.0 development snapshot, run:
$ flatpak install --user http://flatpak.pitivi.org/pitivi.flatpakref
To install the development version including the latest features, run:
$ flatpak install --user http://flatpak.pitivi.org/pitivi-master.flatpakref
You might want to use Pitivi master to contribute and help us test Pitivi, or if a specific bug which annoys you is fixed in master, etc.
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 run org.pitivi.Pitivi//0.96
To update Pitivi to the latest version you can just run again the installer the same way as before.
Alternatively, update by using directly flatpak:
$ flatpak --user update org.pitivi.Pitivi
If a new version is fetched, it will be made current.
If your software manager doesn't allow this yet, run the command below:
$ flatpak --user uninstall org.pitivi.Pitivi stable
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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