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    vidcutter alternatives

    Loved vidcutter, but appimage is giving me a lot of problems of late, and no repository for 20.04.

    Other than command line (ffmpeg), is there an alternative to vidcutter?

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    Re: vidcutter alternatives

    Thanks, I should have been more explicit.
    vidcutter is (was) an excellent fast efficient tool for (only) cutting/splicing/pasting various video formats, It is far from a full fledged editor. I'm aware of openshot, kdenlive, etc.

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    Re: vidcutter alternatives

    vidcutter has both a snap and a flatpak version.
    https://github.com/ozmartian/vidcutter
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    Re: vidcutter alternatives

    Quote Originally Posted by deadflowr View Post
    vidcutter has both a snap and a flatpak version.
    https://github.com/ozmartian/vidcutter
    The snap version doesn't support removable-media connections and hasn't worked over remote X11 ever.
    The Appimage version is little better.

    Often, we can run the programs outside the snap tool by directly running from the /snap/ location. i don't know whether vidcutter can work easily, but chromium-browser does. That's something to consider, though i expect it works easiest for KDE users, since vidcutter uses Qt for the GUi.

    For something similar, i'm embarrassed to say VideoReDo Suite - a commercial Windows program. it is actually much better than vidcutter and 1 reason i still have Windows. There are 2 other reasons. if i don't want to re-encode anything, then I’ll use VDP to create a vprj and feed that into mkvmerge which can do lossless cuts without transcoding. The effective speed is like a file copy. mkvmerge also handles all audio and subtitle track cuts perfectly, which other edits miss/don't.

    Every other linux-based video editor I’ve seen the last 20 yrs transcodes even when the codecs don't change.

    i looked at creating a front-end for mpv to create cut points (EDL) which many playback programs honor, but it wasn't as trivial as I’d hoped. EDL can be easily converted to mkvmerge split parts format.
    Last edited by TheFu; May 30th, 2020 at 10:17 PM.

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