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yogyog
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Trouble installing Shotcut

Post by yogyog » Sun Jun 17, 2018 3:25 am

Hi...

I think Shotcut is a very promising video editor - Stable video editors are thin on the ground on Linux, the best that I could find being the one in Blender, which is powerful, but has Blender's idiosyncratic interface, and is hidden. I even put together a tutorial series explaining editing in Blender for non-blender users entitled Open Source Video Editing to try to solve this problem.

I was pleased when Shotcut turned up

Except

I can't seem to install it on Linux Mint!

I really can't recommend this as an easy to use open source video editor if it's so hard to install - which is a real shame.

None of the installers on the website seem to work, nor to the instructions on installing in via command line nor does this page: https://www.linuxhelp.com/how-to-instal ... int-18-03/

Can anyone recommend a way of installing it that works?

rene
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Re: Trouble installing Shotcut

Post by rene » Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:02 am

Shotcut is available as a flatpak directly through Software Manager. I.e., Administration -> Software Manager, type shotcut in the search box, click, install, launch. Just tried on 18.3 Cinnamon and works fine.

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Re: Trouble installing Shotcut

Post by yogyog » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:25 am

Ahh - I'm on 17.3 ... Maybe an update is what will fix it. I'll do some more research.

Thanks.

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Re: Trouble installing Shotcut

Post by rene » Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:37 am

17.3 lacks support for Flatpak (and Snappy, which I saw was also offered) but the applications seems a prime candidate for Flatpak/Snappy, it being a KDE application. That is, dependent on many specific libraries and versions thereof, which are not by default installed on non-KDE editions of Mint... and starting with Mint 19 there isn't even going be a Mint KDE edition.

Certainly you could install Flatpak and/or Snappy manually on 17, or muddle through manual dependency resolution, but I'd advise to only suggest the application to Mint 18/19 users, and even then as a flatpak.

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Re: Trouble installing Shotcut

Post by Hoser Rob » Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:44 pm

You could try dl'ing the appimage from here:

https://shotcut.org/download/

Then just make it executable and make a symlink to the desktop. Open it from there.

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