OpenShot 2.3.3 Released, Claims to Solve “Serious Stability Issues”


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A new version of OpenShot, an open-source non-linear video editor, is available to download.

Yup, another one.

Typically several months pass between releases, but the latest arrives barely a week after its last release.

OpenShot 2.3.3 arrives touting solutions for a stack of “serious stability issues” — something the app desperately needs.

“Over the past 2 weeks, I’ve done quite a bit of work aggregating up exception data for openshot-qt and libopenshot, and analyzing some key data points,” OpenShot’s developer writes of the latest release.

“I’ve targeted the top 25 crashes and errors, and version 2.3.3 should resolve them all!”

Among the changes in this release are new versions of openshot-qt and its libopenshot depenency; tweaks to the SpaceMovie 3D animated title; and various timeline bugs.

These fixes will be warmly welcome by users who want to use the app but find its too buggy to rely on. Not that these claims are new; OpenShot is infamous for hyping reliability improvements in each successive release, only to literally fail at the first cursor-shaped hurdle on users’ desktops.

Get OpenShot 2.3.3

OpenShot 2.3.3 is available to download for Windows, macOS and Linux from the official website. It’s here that you’ll also find a distro-agnostic AppImage.

The OpenShot PPA provides the latest stable releases of OpenShot to users running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and above.

To add this PPA to Ubuntu just open a new Terminal window and run these two commands, entering your user password when prompted:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:openshot.developers/ppa
sudo apt update && sudo apt install openshot-qt

Once the installation process is complete you will find a launcher item for OpenShot in the Unity Dash.

If you try it out do let us know if you notice any big performance issues or reliability improvements by leaving a comment below.

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