Cross platform GUI tool for lossless trimming / cutting of video and audio files using ffmpeg

View the Project on GitHub mifi/lossless-cut

LosslessCut 🎥 Travis

Simple, cross platform tool for lossless trimming/cutting of video and audio files. Great for rough processing of large video files taken from a video camera, GoPro, drone, etc. It lets you quickly extract the good parts from your videos and discard GBs of data without losing quality. It doesn’t do any decoding / encoding and is therefore extremely fast. This app uses the awesome ffmpeg (included) for doing the grunt work.



Installing / running

Supported platforms

Supported formats

Since LosslessCut is based on Chromium and uses the HTML5 video player, not all ffmpeg supported formats will be supported. The following formats/codecs should generally work: MP4, MOV, WebM, MKV, OGG, WAV, MP3, AAC, H264, Theora, VP8, VP9 For more information about supported formats / codecs, see https://www.chromium.org/audio-video. Note that the MPEG TS format is not supported. See known issues.

Typical workflow

The original video files will not be modified. Instead it creates a lossless export in the same directory as the original file with from/to timestamps. Note that the cut is currently not precise around the cutpoints, so video before/after the nearest keyframe will be lost. EXIF data is preserved.

Keyboard shortcuts

Press h To show/hide list of shortcuts

For old shortcuts see here: https://github.com/mifi/lossless-cut/blob/41d6991c11b0a82b08344fd22a1ea094af217417/README.md#keyboard-shortcuts

Known issues

Development building / running

This app is built using Electron. Make sure you have at least node v6 and yarn installed. The app uses ffmpeg from PATH when developing.

git clone https://github.com/mifi/lossless-cut.git
cd lossless-cut


In one terminal:

npm run watch


npm start

Release new version

# Commit changes
# Wait for Travis
npm version ...
# Update CHANGELOG.md
# Commit CHANGELOG.md
# Push
npm run download-ffmpeg
npm run extract-ffmpeg
npm run build
npm run icon-gen
npm run package
npm run release