Install Video Cutter & Joiner ‘VidCutter’ 4.0 in Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

Last updated: August 2, 2017

VidCutter, a simple and fast video cutter and joiner software, has reached the 4.0 release earlier today.

VidCutter 4.0 features:

  • OpenGL-callback rendering
  • full macOS support back
  • big improvements on the old graphics hardware.
  • much better stability and quality playback
  • improved thumbnailed timeline w/ larger previews
  • loads of fixes and see more here.

How to Install VidCutter 4.0 in Ubuntu:

The developer’s PPA contains the latest packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, 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
VidCutter 4.0 does not launch in my Ubuntu 16.04. A workaround is to upgrade PyOpenGL by running command:

sudo apt install python-pip && pip3 install --upgrade PyOpenGL

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.


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2 responses to Install Video Cutter & Joiner ‘VidCutter’ 4.0 in Ubuntu 16.04, 17.04

  1. There is something wrong in the command line explained here!!

    The terminal responds stating “need a single repository as argument”

  2. Crash on first run starting up. I am not sure what happen to the “Unexpected stop message” that appeared. Who receive it? No confirm message shown.
    Unfortunately I as an user cannot do anything with it – No support for cut&paste. Now the package does not even com to live.
    The install include the recommended “sudo apt install python-pip && pip3 install –upgrade PyOpenGL” It seems something to do with Python, although no issues were reported during installation.

    Pity, but unless I get some advice, an un-install seems the only way forward.