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Shotcut Video Editor 17.02 Released! [How-to-install]

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Shotcut, a free and open-source video editor, has reached the 17.02 release one day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.10.

Shotcut is a cross-platform video editor developed on the MLT Multimedia Framework. 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.

Changes in Shotcut 17.02:

  • Fixed drag-n-drop from other than C: drive on Windows.
  • Fixed ‘/’ getting added to front of file paths on Windows.
  • Fixed the MLT XML repair tool not correctly handling decimal point in some configurations.
  • Fixed opening a network stream.
  • Improved support for image sequences.
  • Improved device capture.
  • Added Slovenian translation.

How to Install Shotcut 17.02 in Ubuntu:

The GetDeb repository contains the latest Shotcut packages, so far available only for Ubuntu 16.10.

1. To add the repository, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb yakkety-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

Type in your password when it prompts and hit Enter. Replace xenial with yakkety for Ubuntu 16.10 in the code shown in picture

GetDeb repository for Ubuntu 16.04

Then install the key via command:

wget -q -O - | sudo apt-key add -

2. After that, install the editor either via Synaptic Package Manager, or just run following commands one by one:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install shotcut


To remove Shotcut video editor, either use Synaptic Package Manager or run the command below in terminal:

sudo apt remove shotcut && sudo apt autoremove

And you can remove the GetDeb repository via Software & Updates utility (Other Software tab).

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