How to Install VidCutter 5.5.0 in Ubuntu. VidCutter is a video cutter and joiner for Linux Ubuntu. VidCutter 5.5 brings media stream configuration. A new media stream button has been added and enabled for use when clips are all derived from the same source media OR media files added manually all share the same codecs, formats, etc.
VidCutter 5.5.0 Features
- The most requested feature is finally added; media stream configuration! A new media stream button has been added and enabled for use when clips are all derived from the same source media OR media files added manually all share the same codecs, formats, etc… A view of all detected streams including video, audio, text/subtitles. Chapters are not included as they are treated differently by FFmpeg and followng the usual rule of thumb in VidCutter which is they will be included in your endresult if the original source is not corrupt or in some weird non-standard configuration.
- Migrated main toolbar buttons from QToolBar + QActions to new custom widget VCToolBarButton handling QPushButton with attached. This allows working pressed states on existing toolbar buttons which QToolBar buttons (for reasons I cannot fathom) do not.
- Tools section added to settings for setting paths to three main tools used by VidCutter; FFmpeg, FFprobe and MediaInfo. Set to Defaults button reverts changes to defaults, especially useful for users of bundled packages of app (AppImage, Windows and macOS which contain these tools prepacked). Allows you to use different versions of said tools.
- End of file is now being observed in the mpv library event pool so that playback state resets position back to the start, in pause and all controls in their default states.
- Ability to set clip index list to the left or right (default) of main window.
- Support for WTV (.wtv – Windows Recorded TV Show) media files (playback and cutting/joining) added.
- New code for restarting app whe changing themes is causing problems in Windows, starting app again resolves things. My patience for Windows shell is at an all time low so will fix this when my care factor returns (if ever). Windows shell is a joke.
- Required dependency of PyOpenGL python module introduced for users on slightly older Ubuntu, Fedora and Ubuntu based Linux distributions. such as Mint or ElementaryOS. This now fixes things if you were experiencing immediate segmentation faults when launching. no OpenGL context could be created. Again,this only applies to Linux and only to those distro mentioned above. No user manual tasks needed, Ubuntu and Fedora packaging scripts already updated so it should all be seamless to the end user.
- ffprobe code fixed for media that is either problematic or imperfect. stdout and stderr streams separated for ffprobe calls, thus fixing ffprobe JSON parsing errors and allowing the addition of the new .WTV media file format.
- Minor changes/improvements to a few other front panel buttons w/ pressed states where previously unavailable + minor cosmetic improvements to color schemes of hover/active state buttons
- Linux desktop and appdata metadata files switched to reverse domain notation file names as per freedesktop.org specs
- Fullscreen mode rewrite for Qt 5.10 changes + better support in wayland.
- OpenGL helpers added to X11 and Wayland based Linux platforms to better assist with fullscreen functionality and video render compatibility any where an OpenGL context can be created.
- Updated keyboard shortcuts information to include some added keyboard and mouse based shortcuts.
- Defined cutting regions shown on the timeline are now hidden during the “generating thumbnails” process (mainly evident when turning thumbnails on/off or resizing the application’s window)
- Better detection and prompting if application exit is attempted while video processing jobs in progress, if user decides to continue quitting then kill all VidCutter associated jobs gracefully and force the usual cleanup routines
Install VidCutter 5.5.0
Run the following commands in terminal to install VidCutter on Linux Ubuntu Systems, via ozmartian PPA:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ozmartian/apps
sudo apt update
sudo apt install vidcutter
Once installed, open VidCutter from Ubuntu Dash or Terminal.