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Machete is a convenient utility for playing and editing multimedia files. Currently, Machete can edit video and audio files in AVI, FLV, WMV, MP4, MKV, WMA, MP3 and WAV formats. The support of editing functions for other formats is planned for future versions of the program.

Trialware $20
OS: Win
File size: 4.3MB
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Latest version

5.0 (September 30, 2018)



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Software License

Shareware (Free download but time limited software. Full version from $20)



Supported operating systems

WinWindows




Complete Version history / Release notes / Changelog


Version 5.0 (released October 1, 2018):

Improved user interface
Shortcut keys can be customized
Support for video files with H.265 (HEVC) video stream
Several minor improvements


Version 4.5 (released May 1, 2017):

The ability to edit 4K UHD (Ultra HD) video
Support for MOV files with DV video stream
Support for MOV files with PCM audio stream
Several minor improvements


Version 4.4 (released December 24, 2015):

Support for Windows 10
Support for High DPI scaling
Several minor improvements


Version 4.2 (released October 15, 2014):

The ability to edit 3G2 video and audio files
Support for MP4 and MOV files with JPEG video streams
Several minor improvements


3 July 2013 - new build 33 of Machete 4.1 is released. New feature: the Space bar can now be used to start/stop the playback, plus bug correction and usual maintenance.


11 November 2013 - new build 22 of Machete 4.1 is released. New feature: the Space bar can now be used to start/stop the playback, plus bug correction and usual maintenance


Version 4.1 (released September 30, 2013):

The ability to edit 3PG video and audio files
The support for Windows 8
The ability to save a video frame in PNG and JPEG formats (for Windows Vista and later)
The support for the extended list of audio and video codecs in MP4, MKV and FLV format
Several minor improvements


Version 4.0 (released December 12, 2012):

The ability to edit MKV (Matroska) video and audio files
The ability to mute sound during playback
The "Remove all audio" function
Several minor improvements


Version 3.8 (released December 1, 2011):

The ability to edit MOV (Apple QuickTime) video and audio files
The support for editing of MP4 (MOV) files over 4GB
Several minor improvements


Version 3.7 (released May 16, 2011):

The ability to edit video files with up tp four audio streams
The ability to add up to four audio streams to a video file

Remuxing process (the ability to strip off excess audio tracks from a video file)

Several minor improvements


Version 3.6 (released September 3, 2010):

* Ability to edit MP4 (MPEG-4) audio and video files (*.mp4, *.m4a)

* Support for Windows 7

* Several minor improvements


Version 3.5 (released December 21, 2009):

* Ability to edit uncompressed WAVE (Waveform audio format) files (*.wav)

* Ability to add an uncompressed WAVE audio file as an audio stream to video files supported for editing in Machete

* Ability to save a PCM audio stream as a separate WAVE file

* Ability to view and edit file tags (metadata) for all supported media formats

* Several minor improvements


Version 3.4 (released September 9, 2009):

* Ability to edit MP3 (MPEG Layer-3) files (*.mp3)

* Ability to add MP3 audio stream to video files supported for editing in Machete

* Ability to save MP3 audio stream as a separate MP3 file

* Full screen panel

* Several minor improvements


Version 3.3 (released June 22, 2009):

* Ability to edit FLV (Flash Video) files (*.flv)
* Ability to restore video files with a damaged or missing indexing table
* Several minor improvements


Version 3.2 (released March 31, 2009):

* Ability to edit WMA (ASF) audio files
* Ability to add WMA audio stream to WMV (ASF) video files
* Improved shortcut usability
* Other minor improvements


Version 3.1 (released February 20, 2009):

* Ability to save video stream as a separate file
* Ability to save WMA audio stream as a separate file (only available for WMV (ASF) video files)
* Support of WMV (ASF) files with the audio stream encoded in MP3 format
* Other minor improvements


Version 3.0 (released January 10, 2009):

* First official release


Version 2.0 (released October 15, 2008):

* Non-official release (for internal testing)
* Support of WMV (ASF) files


Version 1.0 (released May 1, 2008):

* First non-official release (for internal testing)
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All features


Play AVI, WMV, MP4, WMA, MP3, WAV and FLV video and audio files, as well as some others

Edit MKV (Matroska) video and audio files (*.mkv, *.mka)

* most video codecs supported: H.264 (AVC) and others
* most audio codecs supported: AAC, MP3, AC3, DTS and others

Edit FLV (Flash Video) video and audio files (*.flv)

* most video codecs supported: Sorenson H.263 (FLV1), On2 VP6 (FLV4) and H.264 (AVC)
* most audio codecs supported: MP3 and AAC

Edit MP4 (MPEG-4) video and audio files (*.mp4, *.m4a)

* most video codecs supported: H.264 (AVC), MP4V
* most audio codecs supported: MP3 and AAC

Edit WMV video files (*.wmv, *.asf) and WMA audio files(*.wma)

* most video codecs supported: WMV, MSS and others
* most audio codecs supported: WMA, MP3 and others

Edit AVI video files (*.avi)

* most video codecs supported: DV (Digital Video Type 1, 2), DivX, XviD and others
* most audio codecs supported: MP3 (VBR and CRB), AC3 and others

Edit MP3 (MPEG Layer-3) audio files (*.mp3)

* VBR and CRB encoding supported

Edit uncompressed WAV (Waveform audio format) audio files (*.wav)

* PCM bitstream supported

* For all formats listed above, the following editing operations are available:

* cut, copy, delete and paste fragments of video files
* save video fragments as separate files
* insert one video file into another file of the same format

Edit file tags (metadata) for all supported media formats

Extract and save audio stream as a separate file

Extract and save video stream as a separate file

Add/Replace audio stream in video files

Save a video frame as a bitmap (*.bmp) file




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7 reviews, Showing 1 to 5 reviews


I used to use this a lot, but like a lot of editing tools it is limited to key frames which severely restricts the outcome you want e.g an unwanted frame then becomes a bigger deleted section or jump cut in a video project. Also the review about mismatched video frames per second is true. Unless your source and the clip you want to insert is a imperfect match it will never work. That said I've had clips from a project source and the source itself, only to get rejected as a mismatch during the process.

Review by Mark on Aug 13, 2019 Version: 5.0 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 6/10 Functionality: 7/10 Value for money: 6/10 Overall: 6/10




Ive always liked this software as it does a fine job at removing unwanted parts of a video, but only recently I learned its defect at inserting a clip. Say for instance your H264 video frame rate runs at 23.976 according to MediaInfo and you want to insert a new file to it(despite having exact encoding compression settings!)it may be still rejected saying 'your original file is 23.97599 and your second is 23.976, so you have to re-encode both source and clip as well.

That said other editors such as Boilsoft throw up this error message as well. I've even had two exact frame rates with Machete and also still get your encoding compression settings do not match, despite re-encoding the source and additional file to the same parameters. Like I said Machete is good for deleting unwanted parts of a video, but pretty useless at inserting clips to your source with the same the same attributes. I once did this inserting a video clip with TMPGenc Express, but forgot how I'd managed to do it.


Review by Gordy on Jan 20, 2019 Version: 5.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 8/10 Functionality: 8/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 8/10




Truly excellent program. The lite is okay, but limited in formats, but I got full version, worth the cost. For its tiny size does exactly what those massive bloatware program installers do too. Lifesaver for video editing!

Review by xtro on Dec 31, 2018 Version: 5.0 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 10/10 Overall: 10/10




I give Machete 5 points on everything.

This program is PERFECT for basic editing of MP4 files. This is exactly what I need. Because does its work on keyframes only it is lossless and instant.

Complex requirements, like fading between clips, adjusting audio, and special effects will require complex, slow-slow-slow, image degrading resampling software. But you are working with a single file format, and you only need to extract, add, reorder, or remove at keyframes, is all you need is Machete.

It is tiny -- just 4mB. And it does its work instantly. The user interface is dead simple.

Skip back and forth at the keyframes to choose your cutting points. Drop marks on your cutting point(s) and the selection is marked on a timeline bar. Then insert a clip, erase a section, save a section as a clip. The video is displayed above the bar, at a choice of sizes. It edits multiple file types and audio too.

Machete is well worth $20. I love having this clean, lightweight editing tool on my desktop.



Review by Terry on Oct 9, 2018 Version: v5.0 build 11 OS: Windows 7 64-bit Ease of use: 10/10 Functionality: 10/10 Value for money: 8/10 Overall: 10/10




It only cuts on key frames.
It does not appear to support reading or saving cut files so it doesn't work with programs that identify where commercials are in the movie file.
It DOES work with h.264 with variable frame rate! But I need frame accurate cutting (not key-frame cutting).


Review by davidk21770 on Oct 30, 2013 Version: 4.1 OS: WinXP Ease of use: 5/10 Functionality: 5/10 Value for money: 3/10 Overall: 4/10


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