Shotcut 17.09 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 16.04

September 5, 2017 — 6 Comments

Shotcut, a free, open-source, and cross-platform video editor application, has reached the 17.09 release earlier today.

Shotcut 17.09 contains various bug fixes and translation updates, it also contains following changes:

  • Renewed the code signing certificate for the Windows installer and executable.
  • Updated SDL to v2.0
  • Updated FFmpeg to v3.2
  • Updated x264, x265, and vp8/9 to the latest stable versions.
  • Add the ability to turn off the welcome message

How to Install Shotcut 17.09 in Ubuntu:

The software offers portable Linux package available for download at the link below:

Download Shotcut

Simply extract the Linux tarball, and run executable to launch the editor.

For better Ubuntu integration, install the Shotcut snap app via following commands:

1. For Ubuntu 14.04 & Ubuntu 16.04 who’ve never installed a snap app, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to install snapd daemon:

sudo apt-get install snapd snapd-xdg-open

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then install Shotcut snap app via command:

sudo snap install shotcut --classic

Once installed, launch it from your application launcher and enjoy!


The snap app will be upgrade automatically once a new release is published. To remove it, open terminal and run command:

sudo snap remove shotcut

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6 responses to Shotcut 17.09 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 16.04

  1. Why is this snap pack so big? All it`s dependencies? Even the Windows and Mac OS X package is much smaller.

  2. how to install in ubuntu 17.10
    I use the above and successfully installed but the application can not be started

    • byebye sinking ship November 5, 2017 at 9:50 am

      Jeah, there is an error:
      xxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:~$ sudo snap install shotcut –classic
      Fehler: snap “shotcut” not found
      Is there a way to fix that or is it like it is??
      THX for answer!

  3. Installed in in Ubuntu-Studio 16.04,3 and just doesn’t open…
    (nothing happens at all)

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