My wife stored some *.mlt files in a folder named “video”. This folder has subfolders like “source1” and “source2” which contain source videos files *.mp4.
Some weeks ago my wife moved the folder “video” into another folder by accident, but continued working without troubles. Yesterday I cleaned up her folder structure and moved the folder “video” back where it belongs.
But now Shotcut crashes whenever I open a recent *.mlt file.
I created a new MLT file and found out that the entries contain the full path “/home/myname/video/source1/video1.mp4” while the crashing MLT file contains only “source1/video1.mp4”. OK, I inserted the full path in each entry, but Shotcut crashes again.
I loaded a very old MLT file (the source videos are already deleted) and Shotcut asked where the source videos are. I simply closed Shotcut and edited the crashing MLT file again. I removed the full pathes and changed the subfolder names into some invented names which don’t exist. Shotcut opened the MLT file and asked me where the videos are. I entered one correct subfolder name and Shoutcut did the rest. Nice! Then I clicked “OK” and Shotcut crashed again.
BTW: if I try “open MLT as video”, it works very well.
Shotcut version 21.05.01 under Linux Mint 19.3 (64bit)
As for your crashing, did you download Shotcut through our web site? What package format (AppImage, portable tar, Snap, etc.) It should not be crashing, but maybe your build has a problem. You should also try the 21.03.21 AppImage
Sorry, I was completely on the wrong path. I realized that the timeline disappeared and clicked on “restore default layout” and after that, Shotcut does not crash anymore.
My wife has a notebook and one additional screen. My wife moved the timeline to the additional screen.
I rearranged the screen settings according to the fact that the additional screen is located higher than the notebook screen. I suppose that Shotcut crashed because it tried to display the timeline on an area which does not exist anymore after my changes.