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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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File size: 85MB
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Latest version

3.47.1 (October 15, 2022)


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Download LosslessCut 3.47.1 Windows 64-bit  85MB  Win64  Portable

Download LosslessCut 3.47.1 Mac 64-bit  95MB  Mac64

Download LosslessCut 3.47.1 Linux 64-bit  134MB  Linux64

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Download LosslessCut 3.48.2 Beta Mac  85MB  Mac

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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

3.48.2 (beta!)

🍎 LosslessCut now supports Apple Silicon (ffmpeg too)
⚡️ Electron v8 -> v21! (hence the "Beta")
📽️ H265 support
👀 Improve "Reveal in Finder" and "move to trash"
🐞 bugfixes and improvements

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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
Keyboard shortcut workflow
Losslessly remux video/audio into a different container (file) format
Take full-resolution snapshots from videos in JPEG/PNG format, or export ranges of video frames to images
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
Give labels to cut segments
Annotate segments with tags
Import/export segments: MP4/MKV chapter marks, Text file, YouTube, CSV, CUE, XML (DaVinci, Final Cut Pro) and more
MKV/MP4 embedded chapters marks editor
View subtitles
Customizable keyboard hotkeys
Black scene detection
Divide timeline into segments with length L or into N segments or even randomized segments!
Basic CLI support
Example lossless use cases
Cut out commercials from a recorded TV show (and re-format from TS to MP4)
Remove audio tracks from a file
Extract music track from a video and cut it to your needs
Add music to a video (or replace existing audio track)
Combine audio and video tracks from separate recordings
Include an external subtitle into a video
Quickly change a H264/H265 MKV video to MOV or MP4 for playback on iPhone
Import a list of cut times from other tool as a EDL (edit decision list, CSV) and run these cuts with LosslessCut
Export a list of cut times as a CSV EDL and process these in another tool
Quickly cut a file by its MP4/MKV chapters
Quickly cut a YouTube video by its chapters (or music times from a comment)
Change the language of a file's audio/subtitle tracks
Attach cover art / thumbnail to videos / audio from an external JPEG file or from a frame on the timeline
Change author, title, GPS position, recording time of a video
Fix rotation of a video that has the wrong orientation flag set
Great for rotating phone videos that come out the wrong way without actually re-encoding the video.
Loop a video / audio clip X times quickly without re-encoding
See #284
Convert a video or parts of it into X image files (not lossless)
Export cut times as YouTube Chapters
Export with Merge and "Create chapters from merged segments" enabled
Open the exported file and select "Import chapters" in the dialog
File -> Export project -> YouTube Chapters
Re-encode only the audio track, keeping the lossless video track
First export each track as individual files. Then use Handbrake or similar to re-encode the audio file (if mp4 file, encode as AAC.) Then open the extracted video stream in LosslessCut. The open your encoded audio file and select "Include all tracks from the new file". Then export.

Advanced multi-step workflows
Tip: you can use LosslessCut in multiple passes in order to achieve separate trimming of individual tracks:

Open a file an export all tracks as individual files
Open the exported track files independently and cut them as desired
Add the track back to the video and combine them to one output video

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62 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews

I need to split a 24G mp4 file so I can upload/download it more reliably. I was about to pay for a commercial program bandycut but the trial program is so crippled I can't make it work. I moved on and found losslesscut.

It is not designed to split a file quickly, so you have to specify the cut points (on key frames) and then export the segments. At first it gave me an error. After some test I found I have to select .mov as output format to make it work. Doesn't make sense but it works and is free. I think the output segments are lossless but have not verified. I did verify the cut segments play seamlessly across boundaries when placed in a video editor.

Review by videdit on Sep 3, 2022 Version: 3.20.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

Thank you so very much for this useful software, with true lossless quality!

Review by Yota on Jul 21, 2022 Version: 3.46.2 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Rating by Yota on Jul 21, 2022 Version: 3.46.2 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10

Rating by Juanes on Jul 2, 2022 Version: 3.45.0 OS: MacOSX Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 9/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 9/10

"It is missing precise cut feature." = smart cut works on x264 and x265 which is a precise cut. Doesn't work on all media though.

Review by mrbass on Jun 22, 2022 Version: OS: Linux Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10

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