Whenever I drag any video into the timeline, Shotcut says im on low memory and just crashes (including ones that previously worked). My settings are always default (even when all the videos worked) and i’ve reinstalled Shotcut quite a few times already. I have the newest version of Shotcut (20.11.28) and here is a clip of Shotcut crashing. How can I get higher memory?
I have 4GB RAM (3.86GB Available)
Resolution shouldn’t matter because i changed it to the lowest a couple of times (I usually keep it on automatic)
I tried proxy and preview scaling as seen on the same problem from different people
Since you should have atleast 4GB RAM, does it matter if you’re missing 0.14GB RAM?
This might be a problem in your computer whether you have laptop or desktop or the problem is that you didn’t created a project but once try the given video in my dropbox and if it helps give a subscribe to my YouTube channel to make me realize that I have helped You.
First I made this video in my 32gb ram desktop but after reading some other comments I realized that you have 4gb ram in your computer so I frequently got a 4gb laptop for your query and made this video again in my 4gb laptop.
Adding 4gb stick doesn’t matter because you can do video editing in shotcut with just 4gb ram I even made my video with 4gb ram laptop with 512gb SSD. But at one point you are right pressing windows+X key and closing unused background programs could help but it is hard to know which program is of system and which program is eating space if someone is not a pro. So You should also try for proxy Editing. Many tutorials are available online on proxy editing.
With some suggestions from Arpit Dutt,
Sorry from advance if it hurt you.
Hi, i have same problem of LionOnFire, my Shotcut crashing, i have 8 gb of ram, I also heard of another person who has the same problem with Shotcut. I tried to open the project directly from activity, it asked me to repair the project, then it gave me the invalid message, the shotcut have problems with saving mlt files, when i open the mlt file , it ask me repair file, after have fixed , it turns out invalid, moreover shotcut occupies more than 5 gb of ram, this is a bug
Its hard to know exactly what is the problem with the limited knowledge you included but here are some suggestions you can try:
Check if you are using the latest version of Shotcut.
Try to open different file types and if one works check to see how it is different to the others.
Try different settings.
Use preview scaling or proxy.
Close all other programs.
Delete anything that is not needed and takes up a lot of storage.
If all of those dont work use a different computer.