VIdeo Editing

How to install VidCutter 3.5.0 on Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10 and Below

VidCutter 3.5.0 recently released, is a free, open source video editor software that enables you to trim and edit various files with different format, and it could be compared to the likes of Openshot. Hence its not a complicated app to use, with minimal features compared to the more advanced editors. Before we proceed on how to install vidcutter on Ubuntu, lets take a quick look at its features.

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VidCutter Key Features

  • It’s a cross-platform editor based on Qt5 app for simple quick and easy, video cutting, video trimming/splitting and merging/joining edits
  • It uses FFmpeg as the backend to support quick video trimming, splitting, merging and joining
  • Supports most of the common video formats such as: AVI, MP4, MPEG 1/2, WMV, MP3, MOV, 3GP, FLV etc
  • It comes with a stylishly hand edited Qt5 UI
  • A FFmpeg static binary is preinstalled for both Windows and macOS releases

For non-windows, use your o/s package manager if on Linux and homebrew for Mac OS X to manage FFmpeg. It is most likely already installed on your Linux or macOS machine.

Vidcutter 3.5.0 Changelog

  • redesigned timeline as well as slider with timecode labels at fixed intervals as per regular video editors
  • thumbnail previews on timeline; the entire timeline background is overlayed with thumbnail previews which looks good + helps you target where you want to mark a start/stop point. thumbnil generation is threaded so will not slow the app down or hinder your use of it. thumbnails will regenerate on app resize
  • the thumbnail previews as well as on screen display toggle buttons added to far left of main toolbar; what they do is self-explanatory
  • slider movement/sync with mpv backend improved; should be less jumpy on problematic videos with bad indexes
  • configurable seeking time lengths; this is for the up+down and shift up+down keys which were set to 2 secs and 5 secs forwards and backwards. you can now set the number of secs as preferred via new spinboxes added to the settings menu labelled Seek #1 and Seek #2
  • additional on screen display text added to various functions
  • fixed bug when clearing clip index and you could not continue navigating video requiring you to reload
  • continue button added to the job completion dialog and set as the default button selection
  • libmpv bindings library updated with the latest changed from upstream; should not be noticeable to users albeit improved playback or slider position sync
  • VidCutter project files (.vcp) can now be preloaded like regular videos either by passing file path on command line or when dragging and dropping project onto a VidCutter application/shortcut icon

How to install VidCutter 3.5.0 on Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 15.04

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ozmartian/apps

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install vidcutter

Note: If VidCutter throws error while trying to load a video file, then run the following command to install the dependency

sudo apt install qml-module-qtmultimedia

How to uninstall Vidcutter from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get remove vidcutter

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ozmartian/apps

Install Vidcutter on ArchLinux

sudo yaourt vidcutter

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