Avidemuxby SchoolForge updated November 23, 2011
Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks.

Software Details

Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.


Operating systems: Linux, Windows, Mac OSX, BSD


Fast & Simple Video Fixing
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The strength of Avidemux is trans-codecs. It is the living version of the earlier VirtualDub. But it is not designed for artistic video editing, though it does have some basic filters allow users to manipulate the colors, noises, sharpness, and etc.. It doesn’t support layers or merging tracks. In other words, it is rather a video fixing tool than an editing tool.
However, combined with CamStudio, Avidemux can be a very useful tool for making lecture or tutorial videos. CamStudio is easy for screen recording but doesn’t have video editing abilities; while Avidemux is fast and convenient for simple cuttings. For example, if you want to get rid of some parts in your recorded screencast, this task can be simply accomplished in Avidemux. In addition, Avidemux can also re-encode the video or the audio to a variety of different codecs just in seconds. Sometimes the audio not working right in a video is caused by an incorrectly applied codecs. Avidemux can fix this kind of problems immediately.
What I like the most about Avidemux is its stableness. This program has been around for many years. After many years of continuous bug fixing, the program is very reliable and stable. I wasn’t able to crash it no matter what type of file or chore I threw at it.
The interface is relatively simple and easy-to-use. For example, users can simply set A and B markers and then cut out whatever parts they don’t want.
In summary, although the advanced settings, such as granular, look quite intimidating for a novice user as myself, Avidemux is definitely a fast and easy tool for simple editing chore.