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How to Install Shotcut on Linux Mint 21

Shotcut is a highly versatile, cross-platform, open-source video editing tool designed for Linux, Windows, and macOS. It supports a wide range of audio and video file formats, multiple dockable and undockable panels, a filter panel, a melted server and playlist, multi-format timelines, encoding panels, drag and drop option, and many more. Read this guide if you want to install shotcut on Linux Mint 21 as it explains multiple ways of its installation.

Install Shotcut on Linux Mint 21

There are two different approaches to installing shotcut editing tool on the updated Linux Mint 21 system:

  1. Through Flatpak
  2. Through Snap Packages

1: Install Shotcut Using Flatpak

Flatpak support is built-in to the latest release of Linux Mint 21 system; so we don’t need to install it.

Open the terminal and refresh the system packages using the update command:

$ sudo apt update

In the next move, execute the command to install Shotcut tool on Linux Mint 21 system using Flatpak:

$ flatpak install flathub org.shotcut.Shotcut

Run the following command to launch Shotcut on Linux system:

$ flatpak run org.shotcut.Shotcut

However, if you want to remove it, type in terminal:

$ flatpak uninstall flathub org.shotcut.Shotcut

2: Install Shotcut Using Snap

The Shotcut editing tool can also be installed from the snap packages. This way is quite easy but takes some time as snap always installed tools with all relative dependencies.

To install Shotcut using snap, first, we need to remove the nosnap.pref file from the system:

$ sudo rm /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref

Now, install the snap package manager (snapd) to manage the tool installed from snap store:

$ sudo apt install snapd

After the successful installation of snapd on the Linux Mint system, you can install Shotcut utility from snap store:

$ sudo snap install shotcut --classic

You can also uninstall it using the command:

$ sudo snap remove shotcut


Shotcut is an open source and useful video editing tool containing tons of rich features. It is a versatile tool that can capture your video and real-time screen even. Its features included multiple file formats, different panels, encoding panels, drag and drop options, multi-formatted timelines, etc.

Through this article, we have learned the installation process of the Shotcut tool on the Linux Mint 21 system with two different methods; flatpak and snap. Also, we have seen the removing process of the Shotcut tool using flatpak and snap commands.

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I am a Software Engineer Graduate and Self Motivated Linux writer. I also love to read latest Linux books. Moreover, in my free time, i love to read books on Personal development.