Video gone black while editing

i added an audio track and uploade an mp3 then the video went blank, i could still hear the audio (only the one in audio track) rest all went blank

On the top track you have a text filter with a black backround :wink:

its not tho
there isnt any background colour in that image.
thanks for the help tho

Not sure exactly what you did there, but try this:

  • Save

    • then Save As (just add one number at the end of your project name)
  • Copy the current filter.

  • Remove

  • Paste

If that doesn’t solve the issue, perhaps upload your MLT here so the devs could look at it. We don’t need any of the original video, just the project file, which is just lines of code essentially.

didnt work :confused:
keanf.mlt (362.2 KB)

I inserted my own video, and the text filter is fine.

Forcing Shotcut to replace the file should work.
Close Shotcut
Change 1 letter of the video file.
Open Shotcut, it will bring up this window.
Click in the yellow box, and point to the changed video file name.
Then click OK.
You’ll get a -repaired added to your project file by default.

The only other thing I could think of that could have happened is your e:drive is, may have been removed during the move of your tracks.

I hope this finally resolves the issue.

Looking at your MLT file you have a strange character in the name of the .mov file and the png file. This is probably the cause. In the file it reads:

e:/Turning 15  a look back on
PG Clubstep  5146 attempts.png

Windows does not allow this as it only allows you to use any character in the current code page for a name, including Unicode characters and characters in the extended character set (128–255), except for the following:

  • The following reserved characters:
    • < (less than)
    • > (greater than)
    • : (colon)
    • " (double quote)
    • / (forward slash)
    • \ (backslash)
    • | (vertical bar or pipe)
    • ? (question mark)
    • * (asterisk)
  • Integer value zero, sometimes referred to as the ASCII NUL character.
  • Characters whose integer representations are in the range from 1 through 31.
  • Any other character that the target file system does not allow.

oh ok-
ima redo the project then

You don’t need to redo the project. Just do the following:

  • Copy the MLT file (just in case you make a mistake editing).
  • Edit it (it is a normal text file) and change those filenames to what they should be (there are a lot of instances of them).

Then try the new MLT file in Shotcut.

rename your video file to and put it the same directory as this fixed .mlt

keanf_clean.mlt (352.3 KB)

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tysm :smiley: u have saved many hours from my life
i am forever thankful

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