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About Kdenlive

Kdenlive is a Free and Open Source video editing application, based on MLT Framework and KDE Frameworks 6. It is distributed under the GNU General Public License Version 3 or any later version that is accepted by the KDE project.

Building from source

Instructions to build Kdenlive are available in the dev-docs folder.

Testing Kdenlive via Nightly Builds

Note * - nightly/daily builds are not meant to be used in production.

Contributing to Kdenlive

Please note that Kdenlive's Github repo is just a mirror: read this explanation for more details.

The prefered way of submitting patches is a merge request on the KDE GitLab on if you are not familar with the process there is a step by step instruction on how to submit a merge reqest in KDE context.

We welcome all feedback and offers for help!

  • Talk about us!
  • Report bugs you encounter (if not already done)
  • Help other users on the forum and bug tracker
  • Help to fill the manual
  • Complete and check application and documentation translation
  • Prepare video tutorials (intro, special tricks...) in your language and send us a link to add in homepage or doc
  • Detail improvement suggestions we don't test every (any?) other video editor, so give precise explanations
  • Code! Help fixing bugs, improving usability, optimizing, porting... register on KDE infrastructure, study its guidelines, and pick from roadmap. See here for more information