How to Install VidCutter on Linux Mint 21

How to Install VidCutter on Linux Mint 21

Are you trying to figure out how to install Vidcutter on Linux Mint 21 and get some basic video and audio editing done on your system? This guide might just be the thing you need to set things up. 

Even if you are not using Linux as a mainstream system for videography, it is vital to use a video editing tool that provides basic features for editing. Several editors for video editing offer extensive video editing features, but VidCutter provides only lightweight editing features. 

This article discusses VidCutter,  its essential elements, and the steps for installing and uninstalling the tool.

Introduction to VidCutter

VidCutter is a free tool for cutting and merging videos, creating clips, and uploading videos on social media and different websites. 

It provides an easy-to-use interface through which you can import a video, preview it and mark start and end points. Then the selected video portion can be cut and exported as a clip.

Basic features of VidCutter

VidCutter provides the following basic features for video editing:

  • It is a video trimming and merging application
  • It supports almost all video formats
  • It is a free and open-source video editing tool
  • It can be used across different platforms and is the most popular in Linux

Now, we will discuss the installation of VidCutter on Linux Mint. Follow the steps below for the entire process. There are two approaches to installing VidCutter, which can be installed via snap daemon or apt repository.

How to Install VidCutter on Linux Mint via snap daemon

This section will discuss VidCutter’s installation process via the snap daemon.

Update your system

The first step is to update your system. Open the Terminal by clicking on the System Menu and selecting the Terminal. Now type the following command on the Terminal:

$ sudo apt update

The above command will update the Terminal.

Install snap daemon

The next step is the installation of the snap daemon. For this purpose, the first step is to remove or move the nosnap.pref file. Type the following command on your Terminal:

$ sudo mv /etc/apt/preferences.d/nosnap.pref ~/Documents/nosnap.backup

Now, use the default package manager to install the snap daemon by using the following command:

$ sudo apt install snapd

Install VidCutter

Now, you can install VidCutter by using the snap daemon package via using the following command:

$ sudo snap install VidCutter

Running VidCutter

After installing VidCutter, you can now run the application by running the following command on the Terminal:

$ VidCutter

Another way to run VidCutter is through a graphical user interface (GUI). Open the Activities option and select VidCutter. Click on VidCutter, as shown in the following screenshot. This will then open the application.

vidcutter app

Installation of VidCutter via the apt tool

Now, we will discuss the installation steps for VidCutter via the apt tool. Follow the steps below to install the tool.

Update or upgrade the system

First, you need to update your system by running the following command:

$sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade

Install the dependencies

Now, install the dependencies for the software by running the following command:

$sudo apt install dirmngr ca-certificates software-properties-common gnupg gnupg2 apt-transport-https –y

The above command will install various dependencies such as:

  • dirmngr 
  • ca-certificates 
  • software-properties-common 
  • gnupg gnupg2 
  • apt-transport-https

Import the GPG key

The next step is to import the GPG key for the repository. For this purpose, run the following command:

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

Import the ppa

Now, we will import the ppa via the following command:

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

Install VidCutter

After running the above command, rerun the update to reflect the changes:

$sudo apt-get update

Then, VidCutter can be installed by using the following command:

$sudo apt install vidcutter -y

Uninstalling or Removing VidCutter from the System

There are situations where you may want to remove an application. For instance, the application’s update or an alternative is available, or the application may malfunction. In this case, you can remove the VidCutter application by using the following command on the Terminal:

$ sudo snap remove VidCutter

Should you want to install the application again, you can use the installation instructions discussed in the previous section. 

If you have installed VidCutter using the apt method, you can remove VidCutter by using the following command:

$sudo apt autoremove VidCutter

It is also advisable to remove the apt repository. For this purpose, use the following command:

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

In this article, we have discussed the installation instructions for VidCutter. It is a free, open-source, lightweight video editor with basic editing features. It can be used to trim a video, merge several videos, and be used for audio. 

We have discussed the basic features of the tool, its steps for installing,, and how to help yourself uninstall the tool.

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