Getting Started

To Launch OpenShot Video Editor

You can start OpenShot in the following ways:

Applications menu

Choose Sound & Video >OpenShot Video Editor.

Command Line

To start OpenShot from a command line, launch a Terminal and type the following command, then press Return:

openshot [filename]

The optional [filename] parameter can be either an audio or video file, or an OpenShot project file (*.osp).  Multiple files can also be specified (with spaces between each filename), and all files will be imported into a single instance of OpenShot.

Open With...

To start OpenShot from Nautilus, right-click on an image, video, or audio file, and choose Open With > OpenShot Video Editor.  Or choose Open With > Open with Other Application > openshot.