* Tue Feb 06 2018 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Install appdata xml file only in /usr/share/metainfo
* Tue Feb 06 2018 email@example.com
- Update to version 5.5.0
* The most requested feature is finally added; media stream
configuration! A new media stream button has been added and
enabled for use when clips are all derived from the same source
media OR media files added manually all share the same codecs,
formats, etc... A view of all detected streams including video,
audio, text/subtitles. Chapters are not included as they are
treated differently by FFmpeg and followng the usual rule of
thumb in VidCutter which is they will be included in your end
result if the original source is not corrupt or in some weird
* Migrated main toolbar buttons from QToolBar + QActions to new
custom widget VCToolBarButton handling QPushButton with
attached. This allows working pressed states on existing
toolbar buttons which QToolBar buttons (for reasons I cannot
fathom) do not.
* Tools section added to settings for setting paths to three
main tools used by VidCutter; FFmpeg, FFprobe and MediaInfo.
Set to Defaults button reverts changes to defaults, especially
useful for users of bundled packages of app (AppImage, Windows
and macOS which contain these tools prepacked). Allows you to
use different versions of said tools.
* End of file is now being observed in the mpv library event
pool so that playback state resets position back to the start,
in pause and all controls in their default states.
* Ability to set clip index list to the left or right (default)
of main window.
* Support for WTV (.wtv - Windows Recorded TV Show) media files
(playback and cutting/joining) added.
* Required dependency of PyOpenGL python module introduced for
users on slightly older Ubuntu, Fedora and Ubuntu based Linux
distributions. such as Mint or ElementaryOS. This now fixes
things if you were experiencing immediate segmentation faults
when launching. no OpenGL context could be created. Again,
this only applies to Linux and only to those distro mentioned
above. No user manual tasks needed, Ubuntu and Fedora packaging
scripts already updated so it should all be seamless to the end
* ffprobe code fixed for media that is either problematic or
imperfect. stdout and stderr streams separated for ffprobe
calls, thus fixing ffprobe JSON parsing errors and allowing the
addition of the new .WTV media file format.
* Minor changes/improvements to a few other front panel buttons
w/ pressed states where previously unavailable + minor cosmetic
improvements to color schemes of hover/active state buttons
* Linux desktop and appdata metadata files switched to reverse
domain notation file names as per freedesktop.org specs
* Fullscreen mode rewrite for Qt 5.10 changes + better support
* OpenGL helpers added to X11 and Wayland based Linux platforms
to better assist with fullscreen functionality and video render
compatibility any where an OpenGL context can be created.
* Updated keyboard shortcuts information to include some added
keyboard and mouse based shortcuts.
* Defined cutting regions shown on the timeline are now hidden
during the "generating thumbnails" process (mainly evident when
turning thumbnails on/off or resizing the application's window)
* Better detection and prompting if application exit is
attempted while video processing jobs in progress, if user
decides to continue quitting then kill all VidCutter associated
jobs gracefully and force the usual cleanup routines
* Thu Nov 30 2017 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Update to version 5.0.5
* Removal of Python 3 OpenGL module to allow app to work on
Linux distros containing older 3.0.1 versions of the module.
The dependency on python3-opengl has now been removed and
was only necessary for Ubuntu users on Vivid due to a broken
PyQt5 OpenGL implementation in the core PyOpenGL package.
Vivid is no longer a supported distro version so it should be
okay to omit on a permanent basis.
* Wed Nov 29 2017 email@example.com
- Added missing runtime dependency (python3-typing)
* Fri Nov 17 2017 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Update to version 5.0.0
* SmartCut feature introduced for frame accurate cuts; beginning
and end clip segments are reencoded and joined with middle
segment for each clip defined in the Clip Index along source
video's defined keyframes
* SmartCut enabled via app settings as well as toggle button on
the main interface. SmartCut can take up to 2 mins vs a few
seconds so use it only if frame accuracy is a requirement
* new progress bars on clips in timeline to visualise video
processing in more accurate and modern way
* thumbnail generation accuracy fixed so thumbnails generated
accurately match frame with timecode placement
* new "View keyframes" button option available under Video Info
which displays the source video's defined keyframes which are
utilised by the new SmartCut feature
* improvements made to standard quick cutting to make them as
frame accurate as can be given the source's media codec and
* improvements to stream mapping to help ensure all source
media's streams (video, audio, text/subtitles) are included
in the target video produced. only if problems are found
during the cut/join process will this be abandoned and FFmpeg
then allowed to make its usual "best choice" in choosing the
best streams for you
* single app instance code added along with a settings option to
force all file manager associated tasks to the single already
loaded instance of VidCutter
* .vcp registered as "VidCutter Project file" for Linux and
* more debugging information available for the console or
"--debug" command-line argument
* new verbose logging option added to settings for even more
verbose logging in the application log file, console window
and debug command-line output if running with the "--debug"
argument (Linux only)
* new app icon; hopefully this one sticks :-)
* countless more improvements and fixes that aren't worth
documenting but available in the freely available commit logs
if you're interested
* Sat Oct 21 2017 email@example.com
- Update to version 4.0.5 (no changelog supplied)
- Spec cleanup
* Sun Aug 20 2017 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Update to version 4.0.0 (no changelog supplied)
- Dropped vidcutter-setup.patch (merged upstream)
* Mon May 29 2017 email@example.com
- Update to version 3.5.0
* Redesigned timeline & slider with timecode labels at fixed
intervals as per regular video editors.
* Thumbnail previews on timeline; the entire timeline background
is overlayed with thumbnail previews which looks good + helps
you target where you want to mark a start/stop point. Thumbnail
generation is threaded so it will not slow the app down or
hinder your use of it. Thumbnails will regenerate on app resize.
* Thumbnail previews and on screen display toggle buttons added
to far left of main toolbar; what they do is self-explanatory.
* Slider movement/sync with mpv backend improved; should be less
jumpy on problematic videos with bad indexes.
* Configurable seeking time lengths; this is for the up+down and
shift up+down keys which were set to 2 secs and 5 secs forwards
and backwards. You can now set the number of secs as preferred
via new spinboxes added to the settings menu labelled Seek #1
and Seek #2.
* Additional on screen display text added to various functions
* Fixed bug when clearing clip index and you could not continue
navigating video requiring you to reload.
* Continue button added to the job completion dialog and set as
the default button selection.
* libmpv bindings library updated with the latest changed from
upstream; should not be noticeable to users albeit improved
playback or slider position sync.
* VidCutter project files (.vcp) can now be preloaded like regular
videos either by passing file path on command line or drag 'n
dropping project onto a VidCutter application/shortcut icon.
* New icon, let me know if you find the old icon still being used
* Other minor bug fixes from user issues.
* Wed May 10 2017 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Trim filler words from description. Rewrite, because ffmpeg
is not driving any GUI - the GUI drives ffmpeg.
* Tue May 09 2017 email@example.com
- Update to version 3.2.0-1
* dark and light themes; chosen in the new settings sub-menu
found in the right-click menu or via menu toolbar icon
* new settings sub-menu (right-click or menu toolbar icon).
some blurb on the settings (since i am too lazy to produce a
help file right now :-)
+ Themes = select from the new dark and light themes (requires
+ Keep individual clips = each clip made from the clip index,
which are then merged to produce the final product, are not
deleted at end of proceess. They can be found in the same
folder as the final produced video file with file name
sequence 001....00n appended.
+ Use native dialogs = on by default; can switch off to not
use your desktop manager's native file open/save dialogs and
instead use a generic cross-platform version supplied by Qt
+ Always on top = sets application window as the top-most
window, avoiding others apps from displaying over the top of
+ Toolbar labels = self-explanatory; allows you to set the
main toolbar labels to display beside icons (default), under
icons or hidden from view.
+ Hardware decoding = on by default to make the most of your
Switch this off if you are experiencing problems with the
This option doesn't affect video cutting itself and is
primarily for playback.
+ Keep aspect ratio = as the title suggests, switching this
off caues video fill the available frame space rather than
maintain its intended ratio for viewport width and height.
This option doesn't affect video cutting itself and is
primarily for playback.
+ Zoom = zoom in video from half its original size and up to
double. This option doesn't affect video cutting itself and
is primarily for playback.
+ a few minor changes to keyboard shortcuts; check the keyboad
shortcuts cheatsheet via right-click or toolbar menu options.
* new app icon
* improved timeline look + new slider image + remove awkward mouse
cursor previously in use to standard pointing hand cursor which
feels better IMHO.
* new VidCutter project file format; this is the same as an EDL
but includes the full path to the media file associated with it.
These can be saved and opened after program launch to set you
back to where you last were in a cutting project.
* eeePC and better support for HiDPI
* better handling of multistreamed video sources including VOB
files; if the standard method of creation produces a 0 length
file the app will now run it again using various other methods
to achieve th desired result. all cases reported by users as
bugs in this area are now working. In most cases you will
continue to get back exactly what you put in (pardon the pun).
some VOBs are problematic so until the UI is built to allow users
finer control over the backend settings the app will continue to
make its own best judgement on behalf of the user. so, in the
worse case scenario you should now get back a valid video file
instead of 0 length video, but it may only include a single
audio track rather than all the tracks from the source. keep in
mind that in these rare cases the app will choose the best
quality audio/video track when it can only work with just the
one stream. The next version will allow you to select which
streams from source media to include in your final generated
* improved handling of corrupted media files. the app should now
work with far more source files than before.
* time counter widget created allowing manual entry of timecode.
Just click on the time segment to edit and video will seek to
that exact point OR use the up/down arrow controls to the right
of the running time code, highlight the segment you wish to
increase or decrease (i.e. hours, mins, secs, msecs)
* new dark theme; app is now better integrated for those who
prefer to work with the darker side of the force; configurable
via new menu option
* video zoom level option added; configurable via new menu option
* "Check for updates..." now checks for the latest release version
of the app via the GitHub API and alerts user accordingly.
It only offers to take the user to the release page while also
explaining to stick with distribution-specific packages if
running on Linux. Automatic updates are a goal of the future
but would only be for Windows, macOS and AppImage linux versions.
* The app will automatically check for updates; it will do this
weekly and only disturb the user if an update has been released
AND it has been at least one week since the last time updates
were checked for.
* new startup graphic.
* new look dialogs including updater and about.
* application settings now saved across all platforms; this
includes window state and geometry as well as new settings in
the right-click context menu.
- Added vidcutter-rpmlintrc
* Tue Mar 07 2017 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Update to version 3.0.1
* added check mediainfo before running Media Information
widget code, advise user it is missing if not installed
and what to do next.... gracefully exit..
- Added mediainfo as runtime dependency
* Fri Mar 03 2017 email@example.com
- Update to version 3.0.0
- Refreshed vidcutter-setup.patch
* Tue Feb 28 2017 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Replaced python3-QtPy requirement with python3-qt5
* Wed Feb 22 2017 email@example.com
- Added vidcutter-setup.patch (removes PyQt5 requirement
and sets the proper doc path)
* Tue Feb 14 2017 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Added name to Source0 tarball
- Corrected license
* Sun Feb 05 2017 email@example.com
- initial packaging of version 2.6.5