Due to the Google Summer of Code slot last summer, work on a Windows port of Kdenlive was done. The much expected first version of Kdenlive for Windows is available. This is a first testing version, zipped in a folder that does not require an install. I am always excited when tools I use on Linux are available on Windows, makes it easier to decide on cross platform tools to use.
Installation is very easy since it is a self contained zip file and only requires a download of FFmpeg from Zeranoe.com. So lets get started.
First download kdenlive-windows from http://files.kde.org/kdenlive/release/Kdenlive-16.12.1-w64.zip.mirrorlist. Extract the zip file to a location you want to run it from on your Windows system.
Copy the content of the FFmpeg “bin” subfolder (.dll and .exe files) inside kdenlive-windows folder.
Copy the FFmpeg “presets” subfolder inside kdenlive-windows folder
Finally, Start Kdenlive from kdenlive.exe in kdenlive-windows folder. It will complain that a few things are missing, like dvdauthor and vlc but will run just fine.
Now you are presented with the Kdenlive interface and can start creating movies.
For a few of the errors on first startup of Kdenlive there are a few downloads.
The dvdauthor windows executable can be downloaded from http://www.paehl.com/open_source/downloads/dvdauthor_0.7.1.7z. Extract the file and copy dvdauthor.exe to kdenlive-windows directory.
For mkisofs you can download and install CDRTools for Windows from https://sourceforge.net/projects/cdrtoolswin/
Installation installs to C:\Program Files (x86)\cdrtools. copy the contents to kdenlive-windows directory.