How to Install Shotcut Video Editor in Ubuntu 18.04, 18.10

The Shotcut video editor software has recently release 19.06 version. Here quickly tip for how to install Shotcut video editor in Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 18.10. Furthermore, Shotcut is a free, open-source, cross-platform video editor. It is available on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS. Even more, it supports a wide range of formats. Thus, this is the major features of Shotcut.

Video editing is not easy, but Shotcut is a user-friendly and straightforward editor that gives us lot’s of functions and features to edit videos. Here are some significant features of Shotcut.

Shotcut Features

Install Shotcut Video Editor in Ubuntu
Shotcut Video Editor
  • Support a wide range of format
  • Audio features such as audio filters, audio mixing, tone generator etc.
  • Video Effects such as support HTML5, auto-rotate, speed effect etc.
  • Editing Features
  • Display and Monitoring
  • Cross-Platform & Codec Independent

Install Shotcut Video Editor in Ubuntu

Here is a Shotcut non-install Linux binary package available for download on Github.

There are two ways to install Shotcut on Linux. One is using PPA repository and other is Snap Store. We’ll see both way.

Install Prerequisites

Most important first, we need to install a libsdl2 library that is needed to run Shotcut. Run the following command

sudo apt install libsdl2-dev

Install Shotcut Video Editor using PPA repository

If anyone wants to install Shotcut with application shortcut, you may use this unofficial PPA repository and follow below step.

Step 1 Add PPA Repository

Open terminal or use keyboard shortcut CTRL+ALT+T. Run below command to add the PPA.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:haraldhv/shotcut

Step 2 Update/upgrade apt list and packages

Next, update apt list of available package and their versions. Also, use upgrade command to installs newer versions of the packages.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 3 Install Shortcut

Finally, you have to run following command to install Shortcut.

sudo apt install shotcut

Once installation completed, launch it from your application launcher.

Install Shotcut Video Editor using Snap Store

Step 1 Install Snapd

If you are using the latest Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver), you do not need to install it. Because SNAP has already installed. However, if snap doesn’t have, you can use the below command to install a SNAP.

sudo apt-get install snapd

Step 2 Install Shotcut using SNAP

Next, run following command to install Shotcut video editor using SNAP.

sudo snap install shotcut --classic

Step 3 Launch Shtocut video editor

After installation completed. Finally, go to application and search “Shotcut” to launch it.

Uninstall Shotcut Video Editor

To uninstall the Shotcut, simple you have to run the below command in terminal.

sudo apt remove shotcut && sudo apt autoremove

After remove, Go to System Settings » Software & Updates » Other Software tab to remove PPA repository.

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