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LosslessCut
LosslessCut
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LosslessCut

Tool for lossless trimming/cutting of video and audio files.

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LosslessCut overview

LosslessCut is a simple and ultra fast cross platform tool for lossless trimming/cutting of video and audio files. Great for saving space by rough cutting your large video files taken from a video camera, GoPro, drone, etc. It lets you quickly extract the good parts from your videos and discard many gigabytes of data without doing a slow re-encode and thereby losing quality. It extremely fast because it does an almost direct data copy. It uses the awesome ffmpeg (included) for doing the grunt work.

Features:
  • Lossless cutting of common video and audio formats
  • Take full-resolution snapshots from videos in JPEG/PNG format
  • Change rotation/orientation metadata in videos. Great for rotating phone videos that turns out the wrong way without actually re-encoding the video.
  • Manual input range of cutpoints
  • Can include more than 2 streams or remove audio track (optional)

Note: While the software is classified as free, it is actually donationware. Please consider making a donation to help support development.

What’s new in version 3.59.1

Updated on Dec 25 2023

  • ? Ho ho ho! New full screen video mode #543
  • ? Make sure that all actions are key bindable. From now on all menu actions will also be keyboard bindable (and available thru HTTP API).
  • ?️ Reduce number of clicks in "open new file" menu (no more radio buttons)
  • ?️ Improve segment tags editor #1766
  • ⏰ Add support for timestamp csv import #1755 and make time parsing more flexible
  • ? Read fps from audio files too #1754
  • ? Auto-convert between subtitle codecs (webvtt, srt, ass) #418
  • Move "Segments" to its own root menu
  • Add "split segment" to menu
  • Update MacOS icon ? to make it more Apple-y ?
  • Fix logic when sanitizing output file: disallow slashes on windows, check for file name ending with a space or a dot
  • Fix "Show Item In Folder" on macos #1762
  • Fix Smart cut: multiply estimated bitrate by 8 (fixes low quality issue for smart cut, bit vs byte typo ?‍♂️) #1778 #126
  • Minor improvements and fixes
Added the following actions:
  • Convert to supported format
  • Create segments from keyframes
  • Detect black scenes
  • Detect silent scenes
  • Detect scene changes
  • Edit tracks / metadata tags
  • Open
  • Start times as YouTube Chapters
  • Report an error
  • Toggle show waveform
  • Toggle show thumbnails
  • Toggle show keyframes
  • Include more tracks from other file
View older LosslessCut updates

Information

License

Free

Size

130.1 MB

Downloads

9744

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.15 or later
  • Version for Apple Silicon
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Dec 22 2023
3.59.0
0.0
Dec 22 2023
0.0
Version: 3.59.0
The INTEL download link here at MU is currently 404. Use this: https://github.com/mifi/lossless-cut/releases/latest/download/LosslessCut-mac-x64.dmg - - The ARM version link is fine.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 17 2023
3.58.0
0.0
Oct 17 2023
0.0
Version: 3.58.0
There is NO universal version of LosslessCut. There IS an ARM version. Here are the links: (1) ARM: https://github.com/mifi/lossless-cut/releases/latest/download/LosslessCut-mac-arm64.dmg (2) x86: https://github.com/mifi/lossless-cut/releases/latest/download/LosslessCut-mac-x64.dmg
Pfackelmann
Pfackelmann
Apr 4 2023
3.54.0
0.0
Apr 4 2023
0.0
Version: 3.54.0
Doesn't run Mini M1 MacOS 12.6.4
Flavum
Flavum
Jan 19 2022
3.42.0
0.0
Jan 19 2022
0.0
Version: 3.42.0
Almost all of these 5-star reviews are extremely suspect. Proceed with caution.
Vodproter
Vodproter
Nov 11 2020
3.23.8
5.0
Nov 11 2020
5.0
Version: 3.23.8
I use it nearly every week. With every update it becomes better and better! Especially cutting out parts of video and merging to a new file is great. Extremely fast. If you need just mp4 editing without recoding, the only tool you need.
Aargl
Aargl
May 18 2020
3.23.7
5.0
May 18 2020
5.0
Version: 3.23.7
LosslessCut gets updated so often that I download it only when I'm going to use it... ;-) I can't add much to my former comments: it's working perfectly, the interface is nice. Only downside: the yin-yang symbol is not perfectly clear but at least you have a big message saying if you keep or discard segments, so it's ok. This particular version is crashing at launch (MacOS 10.11), but I trust the dev to fix it soon. ;-)
The_Blinded
The_Blinded
Apr 28 2020
3.21.0
5.0
Apr 28 2020
5.0
Version: 3.21.0
Finally a quality free app to cut video without quality loss ! I hope they improve the interface to make it more and more EASY and INTUITIVE!
Aargl
Aargl
Feb 21 2020
2.7.1
5.0
Feb 21 2020
5.0
Version: 2.7.1
MU> current version is 3.7.0. I'm absolutely amazed at the fantastic work the dev has done in the recent weeks! LosslessCut has been rewritten and put to a super-high level! Editing with it is now fast and easy: I've just used it to clean a TV recording from ads, waow! I proclaim it, then and there, my editing weapon of choice from now on!
Soundsgoodtome
Soundsgoodtome
Jul 10 2019
2.3.0
1.0
Jul 10 2019
1.0
Version: 2.3.0
I was excited to find this app, as the description makes it seem perfect: I have an mp4 from which I'd like to losslessly trim about 10 seconds at the top.

So, I launch LosslessCut, I find the precise "cut start," then I export the video. But the exported video starts about a second *before* the location I selected. Thinking this might be a quirk of the software, I moved my cut start to a second later—but the exported video remained unchanged. In fact I kept moving the start point later and later, and it wasn't until I had moved it a full 5-6 seconds later that it moved at all—of course to a point that's now too late!

I realize it's free software, and I truly appreciate that. But the phrase "you had one job" comes to mind. If edits aren't precise, that *literally* defeats the (one) purpose of the app.
Aargl
Aargl
Jun 18 2019
2.3.0
5.0
Jun 18 2019
5.0
Version: 2.3.0
I gave another trial for the new version and discovered that LosslessCut integrates a fast temporary conversion utility that allows you to work with any unsupported format: the editing uses the converted version but the actual edits are made using the original format! And it keeps all tracks even subtitles. A really great feature! (that old video editors will recall as what was used in the early days of digital editing ;-) ) Things that I still miss though: keyframes support and customizable shortcuts — the current shortcuts are absurd on a French keyboard: moving 1 frame back uses the coma and 1 frame forward uses the numeric keypad dot... LosslessCut might become a welcome replacement for MPEG Streamclip.
Aargl
Aargl
Jan 29 2019
2.1.0
5.0
Jan 29 2019
5.0
Version: 2.1.0
I think I'm gonna love this app! :-) It doesn't support the .ts files, but if you remux them into mp4 before, without converting, you can trim them! — I've just made one fast trial and there doesn't seem to be any issue. It's probable a marginal use for most of the people but for me it means a lot! ;-) 4 stars only because commands could be easier and a manual would not be a luxury — i.e. there doesn't seem to be commands for moving the playhead to keyframes, neither by 1s/10s, for example.
QuêteIllusoire
QuêteIllusoire
Feb 9 2024
3.59.1
5.0
Feb 9 2024
5.0
Version: 3.59.1
The_Blinded
The_Blinded
Jan 21 2022
3.42.0
5.0
Jan 21 2022
5.0
Version: 3.42.0
Vodproter
Vodproter
Nov 11 2020
5.0
Nov 11 2020
5.0
Version: null
Aargl
Aargl
May 18 2020
5.0
May 18 2020
5.0
Version: null
Soundsgoodtome
Soundsgoodtome
Jul 10 2019
1.0
Jul 10 2019
1.0
Version: null
Ervins Strauhmanis
Ervins Strauhmanis
Jan 30 2019
5.0
Jan 30 2019
5.0
Version: null
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