'failed to open'.mlt file


#1

Was really enjoying the software but a couple of days ago when re-starting my laptop found out that my .mlt file as failing to open. Despite deleting and re-installing the latest version (19.01.27) the issue has not changed and I have lost hours worth of editing. I read through a thread on the website where people seemed to have a similar kind of problem and someone suggested opening the file in notepad which I was unable to do. I’d really appreciate any support anyone could give.
Thanks


#2

Post your mlt. Someone might be able yo fix it.


#3

yeah someone help i’m having the same problem. i cant save videos and exit out of shotcut without them failing to open… so i have to do it all at once which is really annoying when i have to go somewhere or if i have to go to bed. It’s really hard to make vids for youtube with this bug. PLEASE HELP.


#4

Attach the .mlt file or no one can help you.


#5

Hey… i have the same issue and would be very happy if anyone can have a look at my mlt file… thx in advanceedit27.mlt (117.8 KB)


#6

Unfortunately your project cannot be fixed.
This does not happen often but sometimes the project becomes corrupted.
See this thread. Failed to Open in Shotcut


#7

thanks for the fast answer although its bad news…


#8

There was a change in v19.02.28 to try to prevent this problem, but we do not know if it is foolproof because we have not found a reliable way to trigger the problem. It would be nice to know what version you were using @Noah_Hurwitz. There is still one thing to do, which is a post-save validation before replacing the old file. That did not make it into the latest version, but it will be in the next.


#9

try to restore the previous version of the mlt file