Vidcutter 5.0.5 Released with Overhauled Appimage for Ubuntu 14.04

December 3, 2017

Free and open-source video cutting and joining software, Vidcutter 5.0.5, was released a few hours ago.

The new release is mainly for users of the AppImage binary which has been overhauled and tested on Ubuntu 14.04, 15.04 + KDE Neon.

Other changes include:

  • AppImage contains latest nightly binary of FFmpeg so SmartCut will work properly.
  • fixed timeline slider tooltip displaying issue.
  • Removal of Python 3 OpenGL module to allow app to work on Linux distros containing older 3.0.1 versions of the module.

How to Install Vidcutter 5.0.5 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 14.04 users, grab .Appimage from the ‘Downloads’ section in the link below:

Vidcutter on Github

The Appimage is a single file with most run-time and dependency libraries bundled. To run it, do:

  • Right-click and go to its Properties -> Permissions window.
  • Check the box says ‘allow executing file as program’.
  • And right-click and run the Appimage to launch Vidcutter.

For Ubuntu 16.04 and higher users, Vidcutter can be installed via its official PPA.

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching for ‘terminal’ form app launcher. When it opens, run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ozmartian/apps

Input your password (no visual feedback while typing) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then install Vidcutter either via your system package manager or run command:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install vidcutter

Uninstall:

To remove the PPA, open ‘Software & Updates’ utility and navigate to Other Software tab.

To remove the video cutting software, either use your system package manger or run command:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove vidcutter

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