How to Install Videomass on Ubuntu 22.04 | 20.04

Videomass is an excellent tool for anyone who needs to work with video files, and the user interface is intuitive and easy to use, making it perfect for beginners. Videomass also offers many features for more advanced users, including concatenating videos, creating presets, and managing conversions. Videomass is also open-source and cross-platform, meaning it can be used on Windows, Mac, and Linux distributions such as Ubuntu. Another great benefit, Videomass is officially supported with a PPA making the installation and updating straightforward.

As the introduction explains, the tutorial will teach you how to install Videomass on Ubuntu 22.04/20.04 Linux using the command line terminal the LaunchPAD PPA by Gianluca Pernigotto. This is the best method for Ubuntu users to install Videomass and keep it up to date.

Recommended Steps Before Installation

Before you begin, run an update on your system to ensure all packages are up-to-date to avoid any conflicts during the installation.

sudo apt update

Optionally, you can list the updates for users who require review or are curious.

sudo apt --list upgradable

Proceed to upgrade any outdated packages using the following command.

sudo apt upgrade

Install Videomass on Ubuntu Linux

Import Videomass PPA

To get Videomass up and running, you’ll need to add a PPA (personal package archive) from their official website. This is the easy way to install everything necessary for this powerful editing suite!

First, install the necessary packages – all of which are probably already there on your device, but it’s always worth checking to be sure! Get yourself set up and ready for whatever awaits.

sudo apt install dirmngr ca-certificates software-properties-common gnupg gnupg2 apt-transport-https -y

If you’re new to importing GPG keys from Ubuntu’s KeyServer, a common issue is that your command line terminal may not create the necessary directories. But don’t worry! With a straightforward command, these directories will be successfully generated so all can go smoothly with launching PPAs on Launchpad.

sudo gpg --list-keys

Example output:

gpg: directory '/root/.gnupg' created
gpg: keybox '/root/.gnupg/pubring.kbx' created
gpg: /root/.gnupg/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created

This can be skipped, but if you encounter an issue, just run the command and re-try.

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The next task is to import the GPG key needed.

sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring /usr/share/keyrings/videomass.gpg --keyserver --recv-keys 9A8798C84F8A84B5E66856EC1829041B1114F671

Example output:

gpg: keybox '/usr/share/keyrings/videomass.gpg' created
gpg: key 1829041B1114F671: public key "Launchpad PPA for Gianluca Pernigotto" imported
gpg: Total number processed: 1
gpg:               imported: 1

Ensure success with your installation by choosing the correct command for the version of Ubuntu you’re running! It’s easy – import your GPG key and select a LaunchPAD PPA that matches.

Import Videomass PPA for Ubuntu 22.10 Kinetic Kudu

echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/videomass.gpg] kinetic main' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/videomass.list

Import Videomass PPA for Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish LTS

echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/videomass.gpg] jammy main' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/videomass.list

Import Videomass PPA for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa LTS

echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/videomass.gpg] focal main' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/videomass.list

Installation Command

Before running the installation command, run an apt update to reflect the new imported PPA.

sudo apt-get update

With the PPA added, you can begin the installation using the following command.

sudo apt install python3-videomass -y

Launch Videomass on Ubuntu Linux

Launching can be done in a few ways now that you have the software installed.

In your terminal, use the following command.


However, this isn’t practical for desktop users, and you would use the following path.

Activities > Show Applications > Videomass


The first you open Videomass, you will see a setup screen GUI. Click the “Next >” button to proceed.


Next, you will see the Videomass wizard ask for the location of the FFMpeg installed on your system. For most users, select “Auto-detection.” For users with custom installations of FFMpeg, you may need to locate it manually.


Run the following command for users who may not have FFMpeg installed.

sudo apt install ffmpeg

Once you have sorted the FFMpeg requirement, select your preference and click on the “Next >” button.

Once the application has launched, you will arrive at your default landing screen.

Next, you can select “youtube_dl” or “yt_dlp” to download video and audio from most websites. The primary use is, of course, Youtube.

Select your preference and click on the “Next >” button.


And that is it. You should now hit the complete installation screen; click “Finish.”


Once open, you can now begin using Videomass.


Update Videomass on Ubuntu Linux

Get the latest updates for your desktop system through APT! For a DIY approach, enter ‘the following command in the terminal’ to stay up-to-date.

sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Remove Videomass on Ubuntu Linux

Videomass, when installed, adds quite a few dependencies, so ideally, using the autoremove command is best to keep your system clean and not bloated.

sudo apt autoremove videomass --purge -y

Next, remove the imported PPA if you have no desire to re-install the software.

sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/videomass.list

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