Contributing

Did you find a bug?

  • Please check if this bug was already reported by searching on GitHub under Issues.
  • If you’re unable to find an open issue addressing the problem, open a new one. Be sure to include a title and clear description, as much relevant information as possible, and the steps to reproduce the crash or issue.
  • Please attach log files if you are reporting a crash. Otherwise, we will not be able to determine the cause of the crash.

Please download our latest daily installer:

  1. www.openshot.org/download - click the ‘DAILY BUILDS‘ button, then grab the latest build from the list. (Use the buttons below to download installers for a different Operating System.)
  2. Then enable ‘Debug Mode (Verbose)’ in the Preferences
  3. Quit OpenShot and delete both log files:
    • Windows: OpenShot stores its logs in your user profile directory (%USERPROFILE%, e.g. C:\Users\username\)
      • %USERPROFILE%/.openshot_qt/openshot_qt.log
      • %USERPROFILE%/.openshot_qt/libopenshot.log
    • Linux/MacOS: OpenShot stores its logs in your home directory ($HOME, e.g. /home/username/)
      • $HOME/.openshot_qt/openshot_qt.log
      • $HOME/.openshot_qt/libopenshot.log
  4. Re-launch OpenShot and trigger the crash as quickly as possible (to keep the log files small)
  5. Attach both log files

Did you write a patch that fixes a bug?

  • Open a new GitHub pull request with the patch.
  • Ensure the PR description clearly describes the problem and solution. Include the relevant issue number if applicable.
  • Before submitting, please ensure your PR passes all build / compilation / and unit tests.

OpenShot Video Editor is a volunteer effort, and a labor of love. Please be patient with any issues you find, and feel free to get involved and help us fix them!

Thanks!

OpenShot Team