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VidCutter is a cross-platform app for quick and easy video trimming/splitting and merging/joining for simple quick edits. FFmpeg drives the backend with a stylishly hand edited Qt5 UI. A FFmpeg static binary is preinstalled for both Windows and macOS releases.

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OS: Win Mac Linux
File size: 155MB
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Latest version

6.0.5.1 (June 16, 2021)



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Download VidCutter 6.0.5.1 Windows 64-bit  175MB  Win64

Download VidCutter 6.0.1 Mac  57MB  Mac

Download VidCutter 6.0.0 Linux 64-bit  142MB  Linux64




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v6.0.5.1

NOTE: This is just a minor release for Windows users mainly. I no longer have access to macOS in order to build & test future releases BUT VidCutter can be easily installed using Homebrew for the dependencies and pip in Python3. Instructions for running from source code on macOS will be posted on the project homepage soon.

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44 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews


8GB MP4 video cuts very well I like it. and easy to use. 9/10

Review by onnair on Jun 16, 2021 Version: 6.0.5.1 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 2/10 Overall: 9/10




Rating by Ademeion on May 1, 2019 Version: 6.0.0.4 OS: Linux Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 5/10




video cutter 6.0.0 easy for users with high quality output video - I like and find it usefull- my win: 7-32

Review by fdki on Apr 30, 2019 Version: 6.0.0 OS: Windows 7 Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




Just dicovered that VidCutter now has a Smart Render" feature. Excellent...

I really like the nice and easy to use GUI, just the right balance between ease of use and power. Please resist the temptation to make a full fleged NLE video editor from it.

One problem I found is that it does not handle MKV files with AVC video and AAC audio very well:
The software uses FFmpeg, and this is probably the reason for this problem. The resulting file from a standard MKV source made by the latest MKVMerge (progressive 25fps CFR, 704x396, encoded with the latest X264) has horizontal motion judder while the source had smooth movement. Analyzing the result showed that the file is now 25 fps VFR instead of CFR, and it has non-monotonous timestamps.

What solved the issue for me was to only use it with MP4 files. If the needed container is MKV, remuxing MKV to MP4 and vice versa is just a matter of seconds with FFmpeg...

Thanks for this excellent application!


Review by manolito on Oct 17, 2018 Version: 6.0 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 9/10




Hi. THREE POINTS, that I find relevant to fix, about "VidCutter";

v.6.0 in my case, tested on Windows 10 64-bit + XP 32-bit: "SP2" only, as I don't want to install "SP3";

and unless, may be, I'm the only one to complain about them?..


I haven't tested "VidCutter" well enough yet, BUT, "point 0": thanks to its author for providing a FREE software equipped with that -- valuable -- "smart render" option!


--- 1. I had to download + install 4 versions, until I understood for sure that the tool will NOT start on Windows XP "SP2" (not even its previous versions) but, probably, "SP3" only;

that should be stated clearly (somewhere...), but I could NOT find the info. anywhere => waste of time.

[ Friends & I are using both Win. 10 and XP, & I see no point in installing "SP3" on XP, that turns a light OS into a heavy bloat / in that case, one might as well install Win. 7... ]


--- 2. The "smart render" option is only available from v. 5.0 on. That info. should also be included to the MAIN description, not to the changelog/history only, where it's difficult to find, if not uncertain, more or less...


--- 3. and not least! Once dropped on "Avidemux 2.7.1 64-bit", a test clip -- cut out by "VidCutter 6" on a non-key or "I" frame of course --, displays a green 1st image

"plus", when seeking a few frames forward, & finally: back to 1st frame, "Avidemux" randomly displays other frames than the actual 1st one;

cutting must have messed up something -- obviously...


Nevertheless, "VirtualDub", "VLC" and "PotPlayer" seem to play/seek thru a (technically) "perfect" clip

-- BUT I don't find "Avidemux" reaction exactly reinsuring!

Who would cut several or important vids., that some other tool plays with a green frame at its beginning?..

So: I tried to save that result again, using "FFmpeg" alone, set on no reencoding at all, of course. Then only, "Avidemux" displayed the new result with no problem.


.


Review by bulgom on Aug 26, 2018 Version: 6.0 OS: Windows 10 64-bit Ease of use: 9/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 9/10 Overall: 6/10


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