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.
You can get information about how to install flatpak for your distribution here.
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.
Installing Pitivi through Flatpak
You just need to download the installer. Then go to where the file was saved in your usual file browser and double click on it. You might get a warning about it being not safe, but you should trust us here!
Alternatively, you can run in a terminal as a regular user (no sudo):
$ curl https://git.gnome.org/browse/pitivi/plain/build/flatpak/pitivi-flatpak -Sso pitivi-flatpak && \ chmod +x pitivi-flatpak && \ ./pitivi-flatpak --branch=stable --update
When the script finishes installing and updating, it launches Pitivi.
To install the development version (aka master) as a separate application called "(Rolling) Pitivi", run in a terminal:
$ curl https://git.gnome.org/browse/pitivi/plain/build/flatpak/pitivi-flatpak -Sso pitivi-flatpak && \ chmod +x pitivi-flatpak && \ ./pitivi-flatpak --branch=master --update
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