How to install VidCutter 5.0 on Ubuntu 17.04 using ppa:ozmartian/apps. VidCutter is a video trimmer app for Linux Ubuntu Systems. VidCutter 5.0 is the latest version of the video cutting application for Ubuntu Linux.
VidCutter 5.0 brings the following changes and fixes:
- SmartCut feature introduced for frame accurate cuts; beginning and end clip segments are reencoded and joined with middle segment for each clip defined in the Clip Index along source video’s defined keyframes
- SmartCut enabled via app settings as well as toggle button on the main interface. SmartCut can take up to 2 mins vs a few seconds so use it only if frame accuracy is a requirement
- new progress bars on clips in timeline to visualise video processing in more accurate and modern way
- thumbnail generation accuracy fixed so thumbnails generated accurately match frame with timecode placement
- new “View keyframes” button option available under Video Info which displays the source video’s defined keyframes which are utilised by the new SmartCut feature
- improvements made to standard quick cutting to make them as frame accurate as can be given the source’s media codec and container
- improvements to stream mapping to help ensure all source media’s streams (video, audio, text/subtitles) are included in the target video produced. only if problems are found during the cut/join process will this be abandoned and FFmpeg then allowed to make its usual “best choice” in choosing the best streams for you
- single app instance code added along with a settings option to force all file manager associated tasks to the single already loaded instance of VidCutter
- .vcp registered as “VidCutter Project file” for Linux and Windows installations
- more debugging information available for the console or “–debug” command-line argument
- new verbose logging option added to settings for even more verbose logging in the application log file, console window and debug command-line output if running with the “–debug” argument (Linux only)
- new app icon; hopefully this one sticks
- countless more improvements and fixes that aren’t worth documenting but available in the freely available commit logs if you’re interested
Install Vidcutter on Ubuntu
If you are new to PPAs then just issue the following commands in a terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ozmartian/apps sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install vidcutter
All other Linux users including Debian users on Debian 8 Jessie or below can install from PyPi can use the AppImage bundled binary package available for download. The team has produced a 64bit version but will make 32bit available if requested. For those new to the AppImage concept, just download the file and then make it executable once downloaded. You can then run it, and optionally install it as part of your desktop app menus etc.
chmod +x VidCutter-5.0.0-linux-x64.AppImage
For those running off the source code, please note that a minimum of Qt 5.5 and PyQt 5.5 is recommended to run the app as it is intended.