How to Install Shotcut Video Editor 16.11 in Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

shotcut video editor

The Shotcut video editor software has reached the 16.11 release, here’s quick tip for how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10.

Shotcut is a free, open source, and cross-platform video editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. Major features include support for a wide range of formats, no import required meaning native timeline editing, Blackmagic Design support for input and preview monitoring, and resolution support to 4k.

Shotcut 16.11 features a new so-called portable app, and also:

  • Fixed drag-n-drop to Timeline after moving clip to different track.
  • Fixed LUT (3D) filter for languages/regions that use comma for decimal point.
  • Fixed Properties > Speed on macOS for languages/regions that use comma for decimal point.
  • Added Gaelic (Scottish) translation.

How to Install Shotcut in Ubuntu:

Shotcut offers a non-install Linux binary package available for download at this page.

For those want to install Shotcut with application shortcut, you may use this unofficial PPA repository:

1. Open terminal and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:haraldhv/shotcut

Type your password (no visual feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

shotcut-unofficial-ppa

2 Then update and install the editor via the commands below one by one:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install shotcut

For Ubuntu 16.10 users, you can also install Shotcut from the GetDeb repository.

Uninstall Shotcut video editor:

To uninstall the software, simply run the command below in terminal window:

sudo apt remove shotcut && sudo apt autoremove

And the PPA repository can be removed by going to System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.

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ml is a part time stay-at-home dad who've been using Ubuntu Desktop for a few years. He writes in the free time and wishes to share some useful tips with Ubuntu beginners and lovers.
  • Currently using Ubuntu 16.10.
    When attempting to install Shotcut using
    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:haraldhv/shotcut
    ….
    sudo apt install shotcut

    I get the error
    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    shotcut : Depends: libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0 but it is not installable
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    Synaptic shows that I have a libstreamer plugins base 1.0-0 but no 0.10

    Is it possible to repackage the Shotcut with libstreamer 1.0?