I’m coming from a Linux-Environment where I use to create (symbolic) links in one single folder for all videos I like to use in a shotcut project. These videos are spread over my file-system, and I do not want to create copies in the single folder in order to save disk space. As you might know, in Linux the name of the link can be identical to the original name. This works perfectly, especially I’m able to move the links inside the playlist of the shotcut application.
If I do the same in Windows, I can’t to the moving. The video is simply not added to the playlist.
Is there anything I can do to enable this? Or is it a wanted (mis-)bahavior?
Hi, thanks for that information which is very interesting.
But please note that my complain is not about organizing my projects. It’s just about dragging a video from the file-explorer (with e.g. the mouse) and move it to the playlist in shotcut. If you take the original video (which might have an extension .mp4), it works however fine.
But if you select a link to the same video, shotcut doesn’n add the video to the playlist.
I guess that shotcut doesn’t recognise the extension of the link (which is obviously .lnk) as a possible clip source and simply ignores it.
The symlinks made with this extension are like LInux symlinks. The link can dropped from the file manager directly on the source viewer, playlist panel, or timeline. They behave like the actual video, image, or audio file(s).
For me just clicking on the shortcut link directly opens the file in the source viewer. It doesn’t switch to that directory for me to select the actual file that I have shortcut linked at that time of opening. When I go to choose another file to open, then it opens to that directory where the shortcut link defaults to.
I’m using Windows 10 Home (Version 1909).
Does this work differently for you? As in your version of Windows may differ in how Shotcut handles opening shortcut links.