Install VidCutter on Linux Mint 21 "Vanessa" - Step by step guide

VidCutter is a free and open-source video editing software that allows you trim and edit various video files in different formats. VidCutter is available for Linux, Windows, and macOS systems. It's built using Python and Qt5 and uses FFmpeg as its decoding and encoding backend.

Here at LinuxAPT , we shall look into how to install VidCutter on Linux Mint 21 system.


Main features of VidCutter includes:

  • It has SmartCut - frame accurate cutting technology
  • You can use it to reorder clips however you like
  • With it, you can do video cutting & joining in one super fast action
  • It has libmpv based hardware accelerated playback engine
  • It has a backend supported by the power of FFmpeg
  • It helps to save project to continue setting up clips later
  • It supports OpenGL video rendering


Different ways of installing VidCutter on Linux Mint 21

1. Installing VidCutter via the Official Repository on Linux Mint ?

a. Perform System Update  

To begin, you need to update the system with the below commands:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install software-properties-common apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2


b. Add VidCutter repository   

By default, VidCutter is not available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now, add the VidCutter repository to your Linux Mint system with the below command:

$ echo 'deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/ozmartian.gpg] jammy main' | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ozmartian.list

Next, import the GPG key using the below command:

$ sudo gpg --no-default-keyring --keyring /usr/share/keyrings/ozmartian.gpg --keyserver --recv-keys C2FA7C8EF5B0D10DCCE1ED2D9BCA8B4F51A082C4


c. Install VidCutter on the system  

Now, install VidCutter by running the below commands:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install vidcutter


2. Install VidCutter via Snap Package Manager on Linux Mint ?

If the Snap package manager is not already installed then you can install it by running the below command below:

$ sudo apt install snapd

Next, install VidCutter by running the below command:

$ sudo snap install vidcutter


3. How to Install VidCutter via Flatpak on Linux Mint ?

Flatpak package manager is installed on Linux Mint desktop installations by default. The good thing about it is that it always have the most up-to-date version compared to Ubuntu which focuses on stability with older versions that only see updates for security issues or serve bugs.

To re-install the Flatpak manager if it was removed previously, run the below command:

$ sudo apt install flatpak -y

It is recommended that you reboot the system after installing Flatpak. Failure to do this can occur with odd issues, such as paths not being generated for icons. So you can use the below command:

$ reboot

You can skip the reboot part if flatpak is already installed. 

Next, you need to enable Flatpack using the following command in your terminal:

$ sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

Now install VidCutter using the following flatpak command.

$ flatpak install flathub com.ozmartians.VidCutter -y


How to access VidCutter on Linux Mint 21 ?

After installation, you can find VidCutter in the Mint menu, in the Sound & Video section.

Also, you can launch it through the terminal with the help of the below command:

$ vidcutter


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This article covers different ways of installing the latest version of the VidCutter video editing and movie creation on the Linux Mint system. In fact, VidCutter is a modern, simple to use, constantly evolving and hella fast MEDIA CUTTER + JOINER w/ frame-accurate SmartCut technology + Qt5, libmpv, FFmpeg and MediaInfo powering the backend. 


How to Update VidCutter on Linux Mint ?

Depending on the method used, the following commands can be used to update.

1. APT Update Method  

$ sudo apt upgrade && sudo apt upgrade

2. Flatpak Update Method  

$ flatpak update


How to Uninstall VidCutter from Linux Mint ?

1. To remove if installed via the APT Method, simply run the below command:

$ sudo apt autoremove vidcutter

Also, it is advised to remove the PPA.

$ sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ozmartian.list


2. To remove if installed via Flatpak , run the below command:

$ flatpak uninstall --delete-data com.ozmartians.VidCutter

Next, run the following command for any leftover clean-up.

$ flatpak remove --unused


How to Fix Broken LaunchPAD GPG Import on Linux Mint ?

Users that have installed Linux Mint for the first time or have not imported a GPG key before using the command line terminal will often have issues importing GPG keys from LaunchPAD PPAs due to the directories not being created. This is an easy fix. Use the following command that will, in turn, generate the directories:

$ sudo gpg --list-keys

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