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Ubuntu - Install Shotcut Video Editor

Shotcut is a popular video editor freely available on Linux.

Installation Steps

We can install the Shotcut video editor easily through the snappy package management system that is built into Ubuntu 16.04 and higher (including Ubuntu 18.04).

Install the application using snaps with:

sudo snap install shotcut --classic

Then just run shotcut from the CLI to launch the application.

Installing Snaps

If the unlikely event that you don't already have support for snaps, install with

sudo apt update && sudo apt install snapd -y


Last updated: 17th June 2021
First published: 3rd October 2019