kdenlive man page

kdenlive — An open source non-linear video editor.


kdenlive [Qt-options] [KDE-options] [options] [file]


Kdenlive is an open source non-linear video editor which supports a large number of formats for editing, including DV, AVCHD (experimental support) and HDV. Kdenlive relies on several other open source projects, such as FFmpeg and MLT video framework.



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--mlt-path <path>
Set the path for MLT environnement

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-v, --version
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KDE options

--caption <caption>
Use 'caption' as name in the titlebar
--icon <icon>
Use 'icon' as the application icon
--config <filename>
Use alternative configuration file
Disable crash handler, to get core dumps
Waits for a WM_NET compatible windowmanager
--style <style>
sets the application GUI style
--geometry <geometry>
sets the client geometry of the main widget - see man X for the argument format

Qt options

--display <displayname>
Use the X-server display 'displayname'
--session <sessionId>
Restore the application for the given 'sessionId'
Causes the application to install a private color map on an 8-bit display
--ncols <count>
Limits the number of colors allocated in the color cube on an 8-bit display, if the application is using the QApplication::ManyColor color specification
tells Qt to never grab the mouse or the keyboard
running under a debugger can cause an implicit -nograb, use -dograb to override
switches to synchronous mode for debugging
--fn, --font <fontname>
defines the application font
--bg, --background <color>
sets the default background color and an application palette (light and dark shades are calculated)
--fg, --foreground <color>
sets the default foreground color
--btn, --button <color>
sets the default button color
--name <name>
sets the application name
--title <title>
sets the application title (caption)
--visual TrueColor
forces the application to use a TrueColor visual on an 8-bit display
--inputstyle <inputstyle>
sets XIM (X Input Method) input style. Possible values are onthespot, overthespot, offthespot and root
--im <XIM server>
set XIM server
disable XIM
mirrors the whole layout of widgets
<file.qss> applies the Qt stylesheet to the application widgets


If $KDENLIVE_RENDER_LOG is set, a log will be written to /tmp/kdenlive_render.log.XXXXXXXX, that contains information about the result of calling melt, ffmpeg, etc. This can be used for debugging.

See Also

kdenlive_render(1). Please see the homepage at http://www.kdenlive.org/


Jean-Baptiste Mardelle <jb@kdenlive.org>

Marco Gittler <g.marco@freenet.de>


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