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Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities. It supports most video formats like DVD, VOB, AVI, DivX, XviD, WMV, MPG, MP4, AVI, MOV, MKV, DV, FLV.

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Version history/Release notes:
2.6.8

Image/export: Proper initialization of Qz for jpeg export
UI : Add an override menu to force language
tinypy : Add support for os.environ
x264 : Improved settings (tobias)
Win32 : Fix crash when having an audio problem
Win32 : Re-add mp4v2 to installer files
Audio/FAAC : Fix channel mapping when source is mono
Audio/AMR : Re-enabled AMR
Audio/lavc : Fixed encoding for codec not supporting planar (MP2)
Audio : Fixed importing MP2 audio detected as MP3
Editor : Fix deleting chunks of the video leading to seek errors
Editor : Initial copy/paste support
Editor/audio: Fix issue when source has more than 4 tracks
Editor : Better detection of double fps input files
TS/Demux : Brute force eac3 probe
TS/Demux : Better initialization, avoid dropping audio
MP4/Demux : Fix management of PCM audio
Mkv/Demux : Proper re-indexing for mpeg2 in mkv
Mp4v2/Mux : Add fast start mode back
OpenSolaris : Some fixes by pfelecan
Subtitles : Update libass + very simple srt2ssa converter
OsX : Enables more optional codecs...
avsfilte : Performance Improvements (fahr)

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Alternative to AviDemux:
MPEG StreamClip
Virtualdub
Virtualdub-MPEG2
VirtualdubMOD



Guides and How to's:
AVI to DVD Encoding and Authoring : BASIC - Read
How to convert any video to AVI or MP4 with burned in subtitles - Read
How to create/edit/embed subtitles in videos using Jubler and Avidemux under Win/Linux/Mac - Read
How to encode 3D sterioscopic to 2D - Read
How to get started with avidemux, edit and convert any video format - Read
How to record streaming flash media, edit and save as AVI, MP4, etc - Read
View all guides with guide description here


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Acronyms / Also Known As:
AviDemux2, avi demux

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Unfortunately this version doesn't seem to run on Win2k. Previous ones did.
Otherwise ... the guy complaining about MPEG cutting: see the wiki
http://www.avidemux.org/admWiki/doku.php?id=using:cutting_mpeg_files



Posted June 12, 2011 by . Tool version 2.5.5 using OS Win2K
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10
Guides: http://www.avidemux.org/admWiki/doku.php


I revisit this program every so often to see if it's problems have been fixed. My basic requirement is to be able to trim video segments out of larger .mpeg files captured from other sources. The files play just fine on VLC. However, in almost every case, even the smallest edits in Avidemux introduce audio sync problems. It has many other features I would like to use. Unfortunately, if you can't edit a file without losing sync, the entire application is useless.


Posted June 10, 2011 by . Tool version 2.5.3 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 2 of 10 Value for money 1 of 10 Overall score 2 of 10


In addition to previous comment LAV audio encoder crashes in 2.5.5.
Somehow I rated all TEN. may be I am Fallen for AVIDemux or may be its AVIDemux features.
BuGGy (???), but still one of the BeST!
Ha.ha..!
:)



Posted June 04, 2011 by . Tool version 2.5.5 using OS Other
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


So, on the web site there's this "warning." Does this mean I should wait for version 2.5.5. to be fixed?

"Warning:The win32/64 2.5.5 versions are named 2.5.4 (r7200) and lack one commit regarding mpeg layer2 audio."



Posted June 04, 2011 by . Tool version 2.5.5 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10


I had major issues with audio and subtitle sync. It was delayed by anywhere from 2 to 4 seconds. Had to revert back to version 2.5.3 which worked flawlessly. This had a different problem. A number of H/X264 rips with compressed headers would appear as simply green screen. I then switched to Handbrake which had its own problems with sharpness. Finally I worked out a flowchart for getting the exactly what I wanted as a final result.

What I need in my final result was 2000 kbps XVid Mpeg4 ASP, 720p resolution, sufficiently loud AC3 5.1 audio and SRT subtitles. This would make the final file of decent size 2000 to 2200 mb, compatible with all standalone players and playable on Atom powered netbooks also.

First of all I reverted to version 2.5.3. If the audio was DTS I would convert to AC3 using freeware SPG Audio Converter selecting AC3 and "Very High" as the format and quality setting. Inspect the file with MediaInfo to check if it had header stripping audio or video heders. If is was such then remux using mkvmerge 4.4 with the header compression set to off. Extract the subtitles. Rip the newly created mkv file through Avidemux 2.5.3 with my required settings + msharpen filter at default settings and external AC3 (512 kbps created by SPG audio converter) file as the audio source. Depending on the volume level of the AC3 file I would select DRC and gain between 3 and 5. Select mkv as the container and save. I always say NO to the H/X264 message that pops up when avidemux scans the input file.

I then run the resulting file through mkvmerge, add the previously extracted srt subtitles file and necessary comments to the track and global options. Then I am done.

Till today I was not aware that the compressed header was the problem for the green screen. Now that I know it has solved all my problems. It is slow but then I run 2 instances of avidemux simultaneously - my PC can handle it. CPU utilization does not exceed 70%.

I am from photographic field where every hair and pore on the face counts. The final result is a whole lot more than good enough. Handbrake does not come even close in quality!

Finally I have just downloaded the version 2.5.5 and will try it out tonight. I hope the sync problem from 2.5.4 has been taken care of.



Posted June 04, 2011 by . Tool version 2.5.4 using OS Windows 7
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


excellent program! probably my used tool on my laptop, use it to cut out ads, shorten length of vids of .flv, .mp4, avi mpeg2 etc before putting them on my ipod. very fast and easy to use. only problem i had was originaly i didnt know how to export properly, but worked out when saving finished video you have to type the file type after the video name ie foo fighters live.flv love it!


Posted April 06, 2011 by . Tool version 2.5 using OS Vista
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Even it sometimes crashes it is very useful (but difficult to handle) utility!


Posted March 13, 2011 by . Tool version 2.5.4 using OS Vista
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


I use this program for three purposes: to quickly change from one container to another (say avi to mp4) without recoding, adding multiple videos into one long file, or to use its crop feature to measure how much I need to trim off the edges of a video to eliminate the black bars.

I'd use it for much more, but every file I encode, regardless of the starting format, seems to have issues. Some videos (even just copied) have sync issues, while others have stutter issues with a pause every few seconds in the video. Its sad, because I really do find it easy to use.



Posted January 22, 2011 by . Tool version 2.5.0 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 1 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 4 of 10


One of the few editors that can work with .MOV files.

Good and fast - for my .MOV files it always warns about using B-frames - so there is some problem playing the actual video (stuttering)- but I can go to time and (it automatically jumps to the nearest key or intra-frame) to trim edit .MOV files - the resultant edited videos are fine.

Saving is still a bit of a mystery for me - I just save to .MP4 - which is the same internal format as my original .MOV - as I understand just a different container - then the saving is very fast in seconds - which shows AviDemux doesn't have to re-encode the video to save. I can't see how to save back to .MOV - but I can always convert back from MP4 to MOV - if necessary - using something like Quick Media Converter.



Posted October 28, 2010 by . Tool version 2.5.3 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


Ive weaned myself off Virtualdub and TMPEGEnc with this great free bit of software, but it helps to know your way around digital video generally ! It does pretty much anything I want it to, mostly hard coding subtitles, raising sound levels, and converting avi to DVD. It supports vbr mp3 audio without any sync issues I tended to get with VDub. It will do framerate conversions without a problem.
My top tips:
1 - To get all the required info about a movie file, open it in Avidemux and click the Gear symbol that sits on the toolbar between Save and Calculator
2 - To do a quick and dirty conversion to dvd, open the avi/mkv file, then click Auto -> DVD. Then click Calculator, select MPEG, select your target disc size (ie DVD5), click apply and close. Then click save, give it a name foo.mpg always works for me !!



Posted October 03, 2010 by . Tool version 2.5.3 using OS Linux
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


Great tool for encoding your DV.avi-Files to MPEG-2.mpg-Files without any AV-sync issues. These created MPG-Files can be used to create a DVD with GUI for dvdauthor.

There is the possibility to delete/edit the MP4-tag of MP4-Files created with Avidemux: Open your MP4-File in Mp3tag and delete/edit the information in the File. Test it and be happy with this software.



Posted June 25, 2010 by . Tool version 2.5.3 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


I never thought of such a Converter or Encoder to be Roaming around there in internet !
It was awesome and great !
But the only problem is it keeps on giving its name as titles in title bars of common players like VLC media player ! Is it is possible to get rid of it ???



Posted May 22, 2010 by . Tool version 2.5.2 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


I LUV AVIDemux!
Very Simple and Easy to use.
Thanks to Authors for keeping it OpenSource FREE,
and running a show of updates.
Thanks!



Posted May 16, 2010 by . Tool version 2.5.2 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 9 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


I love Avidemux but it's mp4 (h264) editing capability is limited. It can cut only at I frames (start & end) and I too had audio sync issues. For mp4 i would rather use cut assistant as gui for mp4box.


Posted May 07, 2010 by . Tool version 2.5.1 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


I have no problem editing MP4 files containing AVC/H264 video without having sync problems. To encode, I use Handbrake or Staxrip. For editing, I use AviDemux, which works fine.


Posted May 06, 2010 by . Tool version 2.5.2 using OS Windows 7 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


It can't handle .m4/h264 without introducing synch issues


Posted May 04, 2010 by . Tool version 2.4 using OS Linux
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 6 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 6 of 10


This app has a lot of promise, but A/V sync issues and too many hoops to jump through to avoid it will hold it back until resolved. I can't get almost anything to encode without horrifying A/V sync issues.


Posted January 04, 2010 by . Tool version 2.5 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 6 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 8 of 10 Overall score 6 of 10


I've commented on v. 2.4. This comment is specific to all the 2.5 builds I've tried. If you wish to use this tool to quickly convert video to .avi output using xvid codec one-pass bitrate, stick with v. 2.4. With all the 2.5 builds I've tried the output looks as if a semi-transparent checkerboard was placed over the frame. The output is not watchable. I've pointed this out on AviDemux forum and the response amounts to "use 2 pass" whereas in v. 2.4 single pass bitrate 1500 with highest motion detection(6) produces very good output from many sources. It seems there's no interest in even finding out this is a problem, never mind a fix.

If you use xvid one-pass mode, either use v. 2.4 or wait for 2.6.



Posted August 12, 2009 by . Tool version 2.5 using OS Vista 64-bit
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 9 of 10


it cannot decode FLV video files properly with correct audio & video synchronization


Posted August 12, 2009 by . Tool version 2.5.0.5204 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 6 of 10 Functionality 4 of 10 Value for money 6 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10


Replaced Virtualdub for me!

Lots of options and great AUTO modes, the only drawback I could find is that the Stored/Compressed Aspect Ratio cannot be set to be different from the Playback Aspect Ratio.

Still, for a freeware program, it is great. GREAT.



Posted August 12, 2009 by . Tool version 2.5.0 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 7 of 10 Functionality 8 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


Needed to cut an AVI simple task worked 100% as stated... Many thanks for this tool...


Posted June 28, 2009 by . Tool version 2.5 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 10 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 9 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10


to Aikousha
load the avi
menu Audio > Main track > Audio Source > None

it snot too dificult ;)

Cheers



Posted June 19, 2009 by . Tool version 2.5.0 using OS WinXP 64-bit
Ease of use 6 of 10 Functionality 10 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 8 of 10


It's title is AVIDEMUX, yet there is no obvious way to demux AVIs with it... You can convert, but not demux. How about a little truth to the name, and put a simple "demux" button on it that pulls each stream out of the avi, without recoding?


Posted June 19, 2009 by . Tool version 2.4.4 using OS MacOSX
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 5 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10


Whoever posted about being a noob and needed a guide must be such a friggin' noob to the internet in general that they never bothered even looking. Right on the Avidemux2's website is a great big link that says Wiki docs. Click that and what do you see but more links in the Wiki--one of which is "Tutorials & Guides."
This program is great. I've used it in both Windows and Linux. I do sympathize with the other poster about the audio syncing problem, however. I occasionally experience that as well.



Posted June 08, 2009 by . Tool version 2.4.4 using OS WinXP
Ease of use 8 of 10 Functionality 9 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 10 of 10
Guides: http://www.avidemux.org/admWiki/index.php?title=Main_Page#Tutorials_.26_guides


After a year of struggling with this program, I find myself avoiding it, when I really would like to use it. In theory, it is an outstanding video editor. Unfortunately, I frequently find that after editing a file that plays fine on either Windows Media Player or VLC (for example), when I edit the file with this, the resulting new file has totally lost audio synchronization.

As I understand it, some MPEG input files have anomalies in them which do not conform strictly to the MPEG specifications. But for some reason, players like VLC seem to be able to play those files in sync, but Avidemux can't edit them in sync. Lately, I've been running into similar problems with MP4 edits: Avidemux complains about some anomalies in the original MP4 file, and when I get done extracting commercials from the video stream, the saved file is hopelessly out of sync.

Since somebody at VLC knows how to overcome these synchronization anomalies, I wonder why Avidemux team doesn't just grab that code and add it in as an optional tool. I would say that providing some tools to clean up the audio would push my rating from a 5 to a 9. As it is, I'm reluctant to use the program because I can never be sure what I'm going to get out the other end, after the sometimes very lengthy conversion processes.



Posted April 13, 2009 by . Tool version 2.4 using OS Vista
Ease of use 5 of 10 Functionality 5 of 10 Value for money 10 of 10 Overall score 5 of 10

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