Shotcut is a powerful and versatile video editing software that is available for Linux, Windows, and Mac. Although it is not officially supported on Chromebooks, it is possible to install and run Shotcut on a Chromebook using the Linux Development Environment.
No doubt, that there are lot of video editing tools out there on the Google Play Store. But if you want full desktop video editing software on your Chromebook, you can install Shotcut Video Editor. Here’s a complete guide on how to install Shotcut on a Chromebook.
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How to Install Shotcut on Chromebook
To install desktop applications such as GIMP, LibreOffice, Audacity, Shotcut, and more on a Chromebook, you first need to enable the Linux development environment. To do that, you must install Linux. We already have a detailed guide on how to install Linux on a Chromebook, which you can follow through the linked guide.
After completing the Linux installation, you can then proceed to install the Shotcut video editor by following the steps below:
1. Open the App Drawer and look for the Linux apps folder.
2. Then, open the Terminal to install Shotcut Linux apps on your Chromebook.
3. If you did not get the terminal command, click on the penguin option and it should open the terminal command interface.
4. Here you need to run a few terminal commands.
5. First, you need to install the Flatpak package manager to install the Shotcut video editor on your Chromebook. To do this, run the following terminal command:
sudo apt-get install flatpak
6. Once, the flatpak package manager is installed on your device. Run the following terminal command:
7. After that, run the below command to install the Shotcut video editor:
sudo flatpak install flatpak org.shotcut.shotcut
8. If you are prompted with the question ‘Use this ref? [Y/n]:‘, press the Y key on your keyboard to continue the installation process.
9. Now, wait for the installation process to complete until you see the screen depicted in the screenshot below. After that, you are ready to use the Shotcut video editor on your Chromebook.
10. To open Shotcut, click on the App Launcher icon and look for the Linux apps folder. Then, click on the Shotcut app icon to open it.
Note: Running Shotcut on a Chromebook may require additional system resources, such as memory and storage, and may also have performance limitations. If you have a decent Chromebook with 8GB of RAM, then you can run Shotcut smoothly.
Shotcut is a feature-rich video editor offering tools for enthusiasts and professional video editors. While not officially supported on Chromebook, you can still harness its capabilities by leveraging the Linux Development Environment.
You can follow the above-mentioned steps to install and use the Shotcut video editor on your Chromebook. I hope you found the guide helpful. However, if you have any doubts regarding the installation process, feel free to leave them in the comment section.