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Compiling cinelerra-cv on Ubuntu 18.04
#!/usr/bin/env bash
# Setup for Ubuntu 18.08, 18.10
# standard'ish GNU tools
sudo apt-get install libtool # stops AC_ENABLE_SHARED, ... probs
# Other items seems required by ubuntu 17.10
sudo apt-get install nasm
sudo apt install libfontconfig1-dev intltool libxft-dev
# mandatory formats
sudo apt-get install \
libogg-dev \
libvorbis-dev \
libdv-dev \
libtheora-dev \
libjpeg-dev \
libfaac-dev \
libfaad-dev \
libtiff-dev \
libx264-dev \
libfftw3-dev \
libopenexr-dev \
uuid-dev \
libmjpegtools-dev \
liba52-dev \
libmp3lame-dev \
#optional formats
sudo apt-get install \
libraw1394-dev \
libiec61883-dev \
# optional, but you might as well:
sudo apt-get install \
libqt4-opengl-dev \
# added 30-Jun-2018
sudo apt install \
libasound-dev \
libxv-dev \
ffmpeg \
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blippy commented Jan 25, 2018

There's no guarantees that the instructions above are necessary or sufficient, but it should give you a fighting chance.

These instructions are known to work (to a first-order approximation) under cinelerra-cv version:

commit 6ceda8ab4c5f91b50000756717b0e943ef6a9226 (HEAD -> master, origin/master, origin/HEAD)
Author: Nicola Ferralis <>
Date:   Mon Jan 22 13:17:43 2018 -0500

    Updated copyright year in user manuals

Once you have run the script, run the following:

git clone git:// cinelerra-cv
cd cinelerra-cv
sudo make install

To run:


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blippy commented Apr 29, 2019

This is now incorporated in a cerbo project

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Hi blippy,

The Cinelerra-CV project has been moved to a free platform.
our new redesigned official website is available at ;
our new official Mailing List - cinelerra-cv-team(@)freelist(dot)org ;
our new official repo is available at
* All git users should update their remote URL to the new domain.

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