I’m running the version 21.05.01 of shotcut.
I saved the project I made as a .mlt file which shotcut automatically saves projects to. Then I restarted my computer and opened shotcut first, then opened my project as a clip and in the editor it showed and worked properly. So it was playing in the editor but as soon as I exported I got hit in the face with the INVALID screen and it lasted for the whole duration of the video.
I’m just trying to export a normal video everything is supported and I just can’t.
Here is my application log if that helps, I’m indeed a noob at this program so I don’t know what it means. aplog.txt (32.1 KB)
I don’t know this is the error or not, but it could be something related to the problem you are facing. And the version you are using is reported unstable, you should try to open your .mlt in version 21.03.21 (The most stable version now).
Hope that this would help, I am also a end user of shotcut like you, So I would be wrong at many points if talking about log files, but log files shows about the filters and errors happened in the project.
Experienced users here can provide you the exact error in your project, I am not a noob at this program, but a end user of it.
The version you are using is highly bugged and not stable. Within days of release of this version the download page was changed to suggest the prior version 21.03.21 to be used in it’s place.
It might be possible to salvage your project file you just upload the MLT here. No guarantees though.
If you have moved media files from their original locations this will cause the INVALID screens to pop up. Read here (scroll to Missing Files) on how to fix this situation.
When exporting it may stay at 0% for a while as this is normal as Shotcut tries to estimate a remaining time. It’s not highly accurate, but as the export happens the time get’s more and more accurate. If you’re exporting to a HDD (Hard Disk Drive) vs. a SSD (Solid State Drive), then it may take even longer at 0%. You didn’t state any length of time that you waited. It’s also known that certain anti-virus programs can and do block Shotcut’s export program.
Thanks for the new version, now everything works just fine. I really don’t know why it didn’t work in the previous version. I’m gonna stay editing with your program because you have such a nice community and you helped when I called.
As an old timer and a longtime Shotcut user, I can tell you that you will not be disappointed. I use several video editing programs, but Shotcut is the one I always come back to.
Shotcut is a very actively developed program, so some versions may have temporary problems. What I have done for a long time is to keep several earlier versions on the different systems I use, and not to rush to the new versions when they don’t bring features I don’t need…
Looks like the problem has been solved, but there’s a misunderstanding that should be corrected to avoid the OP further pain in the future:
The .mlt file does not contain any videos!
The .mlt file consists entirely of a set of instructions to tell Shotcut how to process your original video files to produce a new one. This processing only happens when you hit “export”.
That means that the .mlt alone is not worth anything: You cannot just send the mlt to somebody, and you also need to keep all the source material around until you are sure that you will not want to edit any more.