_Edit: (this part is not accurate)
Okay, here’s the problem.
I was running ShotCut as administrator.
ShotCut.exe> right click> properties> compatability>
Run this program as an administrator.
Now with that unchecked, I can drag and drop source videos
onto ShotCut and they load fine.
Thanks for the ideas.
Edit: Whoops, sorry, that part above about not running ShotCut as administrator is_not_ the solution either. I posted too soon about that.
What happens is when I right click on the .avi from D: and use Send To>ShotCut, the .avi will load into a new instance of ShotCut. That new instance (which received the .avi by way of right click on the .avi> Send To> ShotCut) will indeed accept a drag and drop from Windows Explorer folder D: Why it allows drag and drop only after doing the Send To I do not know.
So anyways, there’s some info, some things to consider. I tried to present all the attempts I used.
My goal here is to be able to just go to a folder on external HD D: and drag and drop a source video onto ShotCut.
Thanks for any other ideas to try.
Okay, here’s my workaround for now.
Start a new ShotCut project by right clicking a source video file on D: and using Send To> ShotCut.
Then when that video loads, in ShotCut playlist click the plus sign to have the loaded video show up in ShotCut playlist.
From then on just drag and drop any additional source videos into Playlist area.
Sorry if all this was way tedious and long. Was trying to be thorough to perhaps help me get a solution to the problem of not being able to simply drag and drop a source video from my external HD here (which is always plugged into computer).