Introducing a New Simple Video Editor: VidCutter

VidCutter is an open-source QT5-based video editor powered by FFmpeg under the hood. It is new to the Linux app scene and is capable of only video trimming and merging. So, yes, it’s a simple Video Editor.

All the Features in VidCutter

  • Video trims and merges
  • Cross-platform app available for Linux, Windows and MacOS
  • Support for most of the common video formats such as: AVI, MP4, MPEG 1/2, WMV, MP3, MOV, 3GP, FLV etc
  • Simplistic UI


Install VideoCutter in Linux

Install VidCutter in Ubuntu-based Linux distros via the official PPA using the following commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ozmartian/apps
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install vidcutter

Uninstall VidCutter and install the following dependencies if it throws any error while trying to load a video file,

sudo apt install qml-module-qtmultimedia

To uninstall VidCutter, use the following commands:
sudo apt-get remove vidcutter
sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ozmartian/apps

Install VidCutter in Arch-based Linux distros including Manjaro, Antergos e.t.c. via AUR which will allow you use the command:

sudo yaourt vidcutter

Alternatively, you can check its source code on GitHub

VidCutter is a simple application indeed but don’t forget that sometimes simplicity is all you need. After all, why install a video editor that is heavy in size and features when it is highly unlikely that will use any of them?

About The Author
Lamin Kanteh
Lamin loves smartphones and was introduced to the world of mobile devices with Android. Ubuntu is new to him, but he is enjoying writing about it so far.

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