Archives For video cutting and joining

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

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


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