Sunday, January 22, 2017

How to install VidCutter 2.2.5 on Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10

   VidCutter is a new open source video editor that does video trimming and merging, that’s all. Since it doesn’t provide advanced features, it is fairly simple to use and that’s what makes it more useful for simple editing tasks of splitting or joining videos.

VidCutter video editor features

VidCutter is a cross-platform video editor based on QT5. It uses FFmpeg for the backend. If I have to list the features, it would be:
  •     Open source
  •     Cross-platform app available for Linux, Windows and MacOS
  •     Supports most of the common video formats such as: AVI, MP4, MPEG 1/2, WMV, MP3, MOV, 3GP, FLV etc
  •     Simple interface
  •     Trims and merges the videos, nothing more than that
Not really a feature but more of limitation, there is no option to export the videos in other formats at present. It keeps the output in the same format as the source.

Installation instructions:

To install VidCutter video editor in Ubuntu based Linux distributions such as Linux Mint, elementary OS, Linux Lite etc, you can use the official PPA. Open a terminal and use the following commands one by one:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ozmartian/apps

$ sudo apt-get update

$ sudo apt-get install vidcutter

ote: If VidCutter throws error while trying to load a video file, you should uninstall it and then install the dependencies:

$ sudo apt-get install qml-module-qtmultimedia

To uninstall VidCutter, use the following commands:

$ sudo apt-get remove vidcutter

$ sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:ozmartian/apps

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