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Video cutting and joining software VidCutter 6.0 was released a day ago with great new features and performance improvements.

VidCutter 6.0 release highlights:

  • Add video filters -> BLACKDETECT in app menu: create clips via black frame detection.
  • Automatic chapters created per clip in your list
  • Add “Edit chapter name” option to right-click on a click option.
  • External media file joins issue were fixed.
  • Added new “Enable use of PBOs” setting under the Video category
  • OSD (on-screen display) text defined for all user actions + standardised OSD case and wording/format.
  • Improvements to Snap, Appimage, Flatpak, and UI.

How to Install VidCutter 6.0 in Ubuntu:

The Appimage is available for download at the release page (see the previous link). And the snap package is on the way.

To install the traditional .deb packages, VidCutter 6.0 is available via the developer’s PPA for Ubuntu 18.04 and Ubuntu 16.04.

1. Open terminal by either pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or searching for “terminal” from software launcher. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ozmartian/apps

Type your user password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then install VidCutter either via Synaptic Package Manager or by running 2 commands in terminal:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install vidcutter


You can remove the developer’s PPA repository via Software & Updates -> Other Software:

And remove VidCutter .deb package via command:

sudo apt remove --autoremove vidcutter

The snap package of VidCutter, a free and open-source video cutting and joining software, now is available.

Which means you can search for and install the software directly from Ubuntu Software app:

Snap package, the universal Linux app packaging format, runs in sandbox and comes with most required libraries bundled. It runs in all current Ubuntu releases.

For Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 14.04, you need to first install the snapd daemon by opening terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T and running command:

sudo apt install snapd snapd-xdg-open

Then you can install the snap in ALL current Ubuntu releases either via Ubuntu Software or by running command in terminal:

snap install vidcutter

Once installed, launch it from your application launcher and enjoy!

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.


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

VidCutter, the simplest & fastest video cutting and joining application, has reached the 5.0 release with great new features and other changes.

VidCutter 5.0 release highlights:

  • New ‘SmartCut’ feature introduced for frame accurate cuts.
  • New progress bars on clips in timeline
  • New “View keyframes” button option available under Video Info
  • New app icon
  • Improvements to stream mapping, and standard quick cutting.
  • countless more improvements and fixes, see here.

How to Install VidCutter 5.0 in Ubuntu:

The developer’s PPA contains the latest packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and their derivatives.

1. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to add the PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ozmartian/apps

Type in your password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) when it asks and hit Enter.

2. Then update and install the app via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install vidcutter

Remove VidCutter:

To remove the software, run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove vidcutter

And remove the PPA via Software & Updates utility under ‘Other Software’ tab.