How To Install Shotcut Video Editor on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Install Shotcut Video Editor on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

In this tutorial we will show you how to install Shotcut video editor on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Shotcut is an free supply, multi-platform video editing software, that supports all forms of audio and video files. It’s an application with a OpenGL GPU-based image processing system. It allows appending, insert, overwrite, export and import options in the timeline.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo’ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation Shotcut video editor on an Ubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus server.

Install Shotcut Video Editor on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Step 1. First make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running these following apt-get commands in the terminal.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Step 2. Installing Shotcut video editor.

Install shotcut on Ubuntu systems is easy, First add the PPA to your system, update the local repository index and install the shotcut package:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:haraldhv/shotcut
sudo apt-get update

Lets install the shotcut package by utilizing the following command:

sudo apt-get install shotcut

Once it is done, just run the command shotcut in terminal, shotcut dashboard will be opened:


Congratulation’s! You have successfully installed Shotcut. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Shotcut video editor on your Ubuntu 16.04 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Shotcut web site.

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