How to install Videomass on Ubuntu 20.04 – A Audio/Video converter for Linux

Videomass is a free, open source and cross-platform GUI for FFmpeg and youtube-dl, concatenate (mux or encode videos), presets manager, conversions. This audio/video converter is user friendly for beginners and more advanced users.

Using the step by step interface (GUI) you can simply choose a preset or make your own. For the people that are familiar with FFmpeg there is the possbility to easily make your own presets using the FFmpeg command line or make a preset through the GUI and adapt this to your specific needs.

It offers out of the box output to all possible file formats like MP4, MKV, MOV etc. Video: MPEG-4, H.264/AVC, H.265/HEVC, VP9 and audio: AAC, MP3, OPUS, WAV, FLAC or AC-3 and subtitles and much more! Also you can copy streams (lossless video and/or audio) and extract audio.

Finally it has a simple timeline editor, extended multimedia information and optional YouTube downloader.

Key Features of Videomass

  • No ads
  • Batch processing
  • Multi language support
  • Multi-Platform, work on Linux, MacOs, Windows, FreeBsd
  • Advanced log management
  • Fully customizable presets and profiles
  • Supports all formats and codecs available with FFmpeg
  • Drag and drop to add multiple files simultaneously
  • Audio map indexing

Installing Videomass via PPA Repository

If you want to install the most recent version of Videomass, you can use the PPA repository.

Personal Package Archives (PPA) are software repositories designed for Ubuntu users and are easier to install than other third-party repositories. PPAs are often used to distribute pre-release software so that it can be tested.

Step #1

First of all open the terminal from system application launcher and type the following command to add the Videomass PPA to your system.

$ sudo apt-add-repository ppa:jeanslack/videomass

Step #2

Then, execute the following commands to install Videomass package on your Ubuntu system.

$ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt install python3-videomass

Once installed, launch it from your system application menu.

Starting Videomass

Videomass can be launched from the command line by typing videomass or In the Activities search bar type “Videomass” and click on the icon.

Videomass User Interface:

How to Uninstall Videomass from Ubuntu 20.04

For some reason, If you want to uninstall Videomass, refer following procedures.

Procedure #1

It’s most likely that you added the PPA using add-apt-repository command. You can use the same command to remove the PPA as well. Just give it --remove option in the command.

$ sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:jeanslack/videomass

Note: Use this procedure only if you need to remove the PPA and not the applications installed by it.

Procedure #2

You must have noticed that in the above procedure we only talked about deleting or removing a PPA. What about the applications installed using these PPAs? Will they be removed as a result of removing the PPA? The answer is NO.

So this is when ppa-purge comes in picture. It not only disables the PPA but also uninstalls all the programs installed by the PPA or revert them to original version provided by your distribution.

So type the following command to install the ppa-purge package and uninstall the Videomass package.

$ sudo apt install ppa-purge && sudo ppa-purge ppa:jeanslack/videomass


I hope that now you have a good understanding of How to install Videomass on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa.

If anyone does have any questions about what we covered in this guide then feel free to ask in the comment section below and I will do my best to answer those.

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