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VidCutter – Quickly Trim and Join Video Clips

VidCutter - Video Cutting and Joining Software
Written by Martins D. Okoi

VidCutter is an open-source cross-platform video editor with which you can quickly trim and join video clips. It is Python and Qt5-based, uses FFmpeg for its encoding and decoding operations, and it supports all the popular video formats not excluding FLV, MP4, AVI, and MOV.

VidCutter boasts a customizable User Interface that you can personalize using themes and a plethora of settings that you can tweak to make your video editing environment more appealing.

It also has a straightforward user flow in that it requires no extra setups to make it work. If you want to cut a video, open it in the app, highlight the area you want to clip by moving the start and stop markers and then click save.

Vidcutter - Video Editing

Vidcutter – Video Editing

Vidcutter Settings

Vidcutter Settings

Vidcutter - Video Information

Vidcutter – Video Information

Features in VidCutter

  • Free & Cross-Platform: to download and use on all desktop platforms, Windows, GNU/Linux, and macOS.
  • Open-source: contribute to its source code on GitHub.
  • A simple and modern UI customizable with themes.
  • Supports several video formats including FLV, MP4, AVI, and MOV.
  • Hardware accelerated playback engine based on libmpv.
  • OpenGL video rendering.
  • Speedily cut, reorder and join clips thanks to SmartCut, a frame accurate cutting technology.

You don’t have to worry about export compatibility because VidCutter will export the newly saved video in its original video format; meaning that editing an FLV file will export an edited FLV file.

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There are a ton of video editors to choose from but sometimes all one needs is an app to cut or join video scenes every now and then. If that’s all the editing that you need to do then you should try VidCutter.

Debian and Ubuntu Users can easily get latest version of vidcutter by adding the following PPA.

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

Fedora users can easily install vidcutter using COPR repo has shown.

$ sudo dnf copr enable suspiria/VidCutter
$ sudo dnf install vidcutter

Other Linux distributions, can use the following link to download VidCutter.

Download VidCutter for Linux

Are there other simple Linux video editor apps that you think are worthy mentions? Feel free to make your suggestions in the comments box below.

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Martins D. Okoi

Martins Divine Okoi is a graduate of Computer Science with a passion for Linux and the Open Source community. He works as a Graphic Designer, Web Developer, and programmer.