Crop:Rectangle crashes Shotcut after saved MLT opened, and closing Shotcut

Filter: Crop: Rectangle crashes Shotcut when file is reopened, also crashes upon closing Shotcut from creation. Steps in the last reply.

Shotcut version 20.04.12 & Portable
Windows 10 Home

matchbox 5 line.mlt (19.1 KB)
shotcut-log crash.txt (168.2 KB)
Exported File: Exported video plays fine, no issues. Default export settings.
matchbox 5 (352.8 KB)

Perhaps I figured out the issue. The bug is with Crop: Rectangle.


  1. Video Mode 1080p 60fps
  2. V1: Color (white)
  3. V2: Color (black)
  4. V2: Apply Crop: Rectangle, adjust, and set Padding color : Alpha Channel= 0
  5. Save file
  6. Close Shotcut
  7. Reopen Shotcut
  8. Reopen saved file
  9. Attempt to close Shotcut with open file.
    This is when Shotcut crashes every single time with this file or any file I have open with Crop: Rectangle with version 20.04.12.

shotcut-log crop rect.txt (53.7 KB)
Test4 x1.mlt (5.0 KB)

Every single file that’s crashed has this line in the MLT as I’m guessing it has something to do with Crop: Rectangle.
notepad  _2020-05-08_19-31-26
Here is the file that’s installed. filter-clip.html.txt (3.1 KB) (Remove the .txt)

Changed title to better reflect the issue.

All failed on these older versions. All failed.

Also tested with 20.04.12 Portable… Failed

I have the same problem with Text: Html. on V20-04 (and V20-02)

Applying the filter on a V2 clip
Save project and exit.
Re-open project
Select the clip with filter
File -> Exit
SC asks if I want to save the project (which I have not modified). If I answer “yes” SC quits normally, if I answer “no” SC crashes.

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With the Text:HTML filter it crashed on me when I tried to close the first time.
v2.mlt (4.6 KB)
shotcut-log V2 crash.txt (71.9 KB)