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LosslessCut aims to be the ultimate cross platform FFmpeg GUI for extremely fast and lossless operations on video, audio, subtitle and other related media files. The main feature is lossless trimming and cutting of video and audio files, which is great for saving space by rough-cutting your large video files taken from a video camera, GoPro, drone, etc. It lets you quickly extract the good parts from your videos and discard many gigabytes of data without doing a slow re-encode and thereby losing quality. Or you can add a music or subtitle track to your video without needing to encode. Everything is extremely fast because it does an almost direct data copy, fueled by the awesome FFmpeg which does all the grunt work.

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OS: Win Mac Linux
File size: 103MB
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8.6/10
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Latest version

3.61.1 (May 27, 2024)



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Download LosslessCut 3.61.1 Windows 64-bit  103MB  Win64  Portable

Download LosslessCut 3.61.1 Mac 64-bit  135MB  Mac64

Download LosslessCut 3.61.1 Mac ARM 64-bit  122MB  MacARM64

Download LosslessCut 3.61.1 Linux 64-bit  159MB  Linux64




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Software License

Free software / FOSS (Free download and also Free and Open Source Software)



Supported operating systems

WinWindows MacMac OS LinuxLinux




Version history / Release notes / Changelog / What's New


3.61.1

This release fixes some critical bugs in 3.61.0.

Also:

allow selecting segments by JavaScript expression
allow custom smart cut bitrate
allow converting subtitle to segments
add action: Focus segment at cursor
append also smart cut to last commands log

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All features


Lossless cutting of most video and audio formats
Smart cut (experimental)
Losslessly cut out parts of video/audio (for cutting away commercials etc.)
Losslessly rearrange the order of video/audio segments
Lossless merge/concatenation of arbitrary files (with identical codecs parameters, e.g. from the same camera)
Lossless stream editing
Combine arbitrary tracks from multiple files (ex. add music or subtitle track to a video file)
Remove unneeded tracks
Replace or re-encode only some tracks
Extract all tracks from a file (extract video, audio, subtitle, attachments and other tracks from one file into separate files)
Batch view for fast multi-file workflow (note: no mass export yet)
Keyboard shortcut workflow
Losslessly remux video/audio into a different container (file) format
Take full-resolution snapshots from videos in JPEG/PNG format (low or high quality)
Export ranges of video frames to images (every nth frame, second, by scene change, best thumbnails)
Export only from a selected time range (segment)
Optionally include original timestamps in image file names
Manual input of cutpoint times
Apply a per-file timecode offset (and auto load timecode from file)
Edit file metadata, per-track metadata and per-track disposition
Change rotation/orientation metadata in videos
View technical data about all tracks
Timeline zoom and frame/keyframe jumping for cutting around keyframes
Video thumbnails and audio waveform
Saves per project cut segments to project file
View FFmpeg last command log so you can modify and re-run recent commands on the command line
Undo/redo
Give labels to cut segments
Annotate segments with tags
Import/export segments: MP4/MKV chapter marks, Text file, You Tube, CSV, CUE, XML (DaVinci, Final Cut Pro) and more
MKV/MP4 embedded chapters marks editor
View subtitles
Customizable keyboard hotkeys
Black scene detection, silent audio detection, and scene change detection
Divide timeline into segments with length L or into N segments or even randomized segments!
Basic CLI support

Supported formats
Since LosslessCut is based on Chromium and uses the HTML5 video player, not all FFmpeg supported formats will be supported smoothly. The following formats/codecs should generally work: MP4, MOV, WebM, MKV, OGG, WAV, MP3, AAC, H264, Theora, VP8, VP9 For more information about supported formats / codecs, see https://www.chromium.org/audio-video.

Unsupported files can still be converted to a supported format/codec from the File menu. (Try the "fastest" option first.) A low quality version of the file (with/without audio) will then be created and opened in the player. The actual cut/export operation will still be performed on the original file, so it will be lossless. This allows for potentially opening any file that FFmpeg is able to decode.




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Acronyms / Also Known As

losslesscut, Losslesscut, lossless-cut



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Rating by sam112mughal on Jun 19, 2024 Version: 3.61.1 OS: Windows 11 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10




Most video editors are not lossless - when you cut out a section they re-encode everything (Corel VideoStudio and Camtasia do this). This can lead to the copy of a copy of a copy issue of increased degradation. I was hoping that this would avoid that and it seemed to do a good job of that. Unfortunately it doesn't do clean cuts at the spot where I cut them. Example: If I cut a video at 3:00.15 (3 minutes, 0 seconds, 15th frame) the exported video would be cut at 2:58.15. This resulted in 2 seconds of what I was trying to cut still being there. I zoomed in on the timeline to get the cut exactly where I wanted it, and on the zoomed in timeline it was cut in the proper place, but the exported video showed that it did not cut where I requested. It happened multiple times in multiple files I tried editing. For me this is a deal breaker so I uninstalled it.

Review by VidEdPro2020 on May 29, 2024 Version: 3.61.1 OS: Windows 10 Ease of use: 2/10 Functionality: 2/10 Value for money: 2/10 Overall: 2/10




Unfortunately this latest version will not run on my OS Windows 11 64 bit Pro thus reverted back to previous version.

Review by alex on May 27, 2024 Version: 3.61.1 OS: Windows 11 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 2/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Rating by mama on Jan 20, 2024 Version: 3.56.0 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Rating by Tazwar Chowdhury on Jan 9, 2024 Version: 3.59.1.0 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10


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