Shotcut Video Editor 17.03 Released with Performance Updates

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Shotcut, free and open-source cross-platform video editor, has reached the 17.03 release a few days ago with performance and stability improvements.

Shotcut 17.03 changelog:

  • Converted the track toggle buttons to icons.
  • Now, you can press Del or Backspace to delete a selected item in the Recent panel.
  • Playback now pauses at the out point in the Source player. (After pause, you can press play again to continue beyond the out point.)
  • Some stability improvements.
  • Performance boost for Size & Position and Rotate filters on multi-CPU systems.

How to Install Shotcut 17.03 in Ubuntu 16.04 / 16.10:

Shotcut is now available as SNAP for Linux. You can easily install it in Ubuntu 16.04 and higher via following steps:

1. For those who’ve never installed a Snap package, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and install snapd via command:

sudo apt install snapd

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


2. Now simply run command to install shotcut:

sudo snap install --classic shotcut


Prefer using Ubuntu Software? After installing snapd, you can install the snap package by searching shotcut:



To remove the snap version of Shotcut video editor, either use Ubuntu Software App or simply run command:

sudo snap remove shotcut

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