Video Cutter & Joiner ‘VidCutter’ 5.5 Adds Media Stream Support

February 6, 2018 — Leave a comment

VidCutter, a simple Qt5 video cutting and joining software, reached 5.5.0 release earlier today with most requested feature media stream support.

VidCutter 5.5.0 release highlights:

  • Media stream support for use when clips are all derived from the same source media OR media files added manually all share the same codecs, formats, etc.
  • Migrated main toolbar buttons from QToolBar + QActions to new custom widget VCToolBarButton handling QPushButton with attached.
  • Tools section added to settings for setting paths to three main tools used by VidCutter
  • 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
  • Required dependency of PyOpenGL for users on slightly older Ubuntu, Fedora
  • Fullscreen mode rewrite for Qt 5.10 changes + better support in wayland.
  • OpenGL helpers added to X11 and Wayland based Linux platforms
  • Updated keyboard shortcuts to include some added keyboardand mouse based shortcuts.

How to Install VidCutter 5.5.0 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 18.04, the new release 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 commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install vidcutter

For other Ubuntu editions and Linux distributions, an executable file Appimage (make executable in file Properties -> Permissions) is available for download in the above link.

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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