LosslessCut, an application to divide videos and audio in a simple way


LosslessCut is an Electron-based video and audio cropping tool, LossLessCut is a simple program that can shorten long videos or remove unwanted parts. LossLessCut use FFMpeg to perform cropping functions. To do this, the application requires the video to be uploaded to LossLessCut, either using drag and drop or by selecting its location manually. With this you can start working on the video in the application.

In it, you only have to establish the positions to indicate the beginning and end of the video where the part after the one marked as the end of the video will be cut.

With this, if the user indicates that they are all changes, it is enough for LossLessCut to export the clip to a new file in the same folder as the original (with the cut times added to the file name) and while the original is preserved.

Of its main characteristics that stand out, we can find:

  • Multiplatform, it has versions for Linux (snap, Appimage or binary), Mac and Windows.
  • LossLessCut supports the following video formats: MP4, MOV, WebM, MKV, OGG, WAV, MP3, AAC, H264, Theora, VP8, and VP9.
  • Lossless cutting of common video and audio formats
  • New lossless merger of selected segments (to cut commercials, etc.)
  • Lossless merge of arbitrary files (with identical codecs)
  • Lossless extraction of all data streams from a file (explode video, audio, subtitles and other streams from a file into separate files)
  • Take full resolution snapshots of videos in JPEG / PNG format
  • Setpoint manual entry range.
  • May include primary streams (audio / video) or all streams
  • You can delete the audio track
  • Apply a timecode offset
  • Remux in different output formats
  • Change rotation / orientation metadata on videos. Excellent for rotating phone videos that come out the wrong way without re-encoding the video.

In addition to cutting sections of the video, LosslessCut allows you to capture a snapshot of the video while playing. The output images are saved as JPG files and there is no option to change this format.

How to install LosslessCut on Linux?

For those who are interested in being able to install this application on their system, They will be able to do this by downloading the snap or AppImage packages from GitHub. This can be done from the following link

In the case of those who prefer the use of Snap packages, it is important to mention that the application is not yet within the package store since the LosslessCut snap package was recently introduced in the current version.

So to get it We can open a terminal and in it we are going to type the following command:

wget https://github.com/mifi/lossless-cut/releases/download/v2.6.2/lossless-cut_2.6.2_amd64.snap -O lossless-cut.snap

Done the download of the package, we are going to perform the installation with the following command:

sudo snap install lossless-cut.snap

Now for those who prefer AppImage files, you can get the package from the following link.

Or from the terminal, typing the following command:

wget https://github.com/mifi/lossless-cut/releases/download/v2.6.2/LosslessCut-2.6.2.AppImage

Already with the downloaded file, we must give execution permissions to the file with the following command:

sudo chmod +x LosslessCut-2.6.2.AppImage

And we can install the package either by double clicking on the file or from the terminal with the following command:


Finally, Another way to install this application is by obtaining the binary of the application.

For this we must obtain the binary with the help of a terminal and typing in it:

wget https://github.com/mifi/lossless-cut/releases/download/v2.6.2/lossless-cut-2.6.2.tar.bz2

We are going to unzip the package with:

tar -xjvf lossless-cut-2.6.2.tar.bz2

We enter the resulting folder with the following command:

cd lossless-cut-2.6.2

and we can run the application binary with:


And you're done with it, you can start using the application, in the same way you can move the folder to / opt and create a launcher. But that is already at your discretion.

Finally, if you want to know more about the use, as well as the keyboard shortcuts to be able to work with LosslessCut, you can know the details In the following link.

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