Avidemux is a freeware video editor designed for easy cutting, filtering, and encoding tasks. This software supports various 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 effective scripting capabilities. This software is a Windows-based application designed to help you cut, filter and edits video files as easy as possible. So, if you need to make some small edit on a home-made video, then you don’t need to get into large and complex software. This software can just use this small tool instead.
This software is available for Linux, BSD, Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows under the GNU GPL license. The program was written from scratch by Mean, but code from other people and projects has been used as well. Patches, translations and even bug reports are always welcome. Recently the developers of Avidemux announced new features, explained here.
Win64 Version: Win 64 version is now compiled with Visual C++, it should help stability wise
New Demuxer: Native AviSynth demuxer (MSVC++ 64 bits Windows builds only), 64 bits AviSynth only! VapourSynth demuxer to directly load .vpy scripts (MSVC++, mac OS with Homebrew, custom Linux builds), 64 bits VapourSynth only on win 64!
New Installer: Replace NSIS installer with Qt Installer Framework for native MSVC++ 64 bits Windows builds
New Encoder: Add FFmpeg-based VA-API HW accelerated H.264 and HEVC encoder (Intel/Linux)
FFmpeg: Migrate to the 4.x branch
Decoder: As a result of the FFmpeg upgrade, HW accelerated HEVC decoding on macOS is now available when supported by the hardware
Encoder: Fix issues with image quality and skipped frames in the MJPEG encoder
Demuxer: Fix audio delay calculation in the Mp4 demuxer. Fix crash loading large MP4 files with LPCM audio. Fix multiple issues in the ASF demuxer, allow them to cancel indexing. Allow canceling indexing of MKV files. Re-enable multiloading for MPEG-TS streams cut in chunks of 256, 512 MiB, 1, 2 and 4 GiB in size only. Fix MPEG-TS indexer to start an H.264 or HEVC frame with the Access Unit Delimiter
Muxer: Add Annex B to Annex B video stream filter to deal with misplaced frame boundaries. Add support for setting rotation flag to the MP4 muxer
Filter: Add rubber band selector to the “Blacken Borders” filter. Add option to deal with anamorphic display to the subtitle filter, fix issues in SRT to SSA converter
UI: Autosave session on video close, add session restore features. Add filename extension when saving audio for some audio types
Audio: Make the maximum level in the “Normalize” filter customizable. Improve AAC sampling frequency detection. Add decoding support for multichannel Opus audio.
Miscellaneous: Fix regression playback stuck after going to the previous pictures. Fix regression “Fade to black” reset when starting filtered playback close to the end of the video. Fix regression stopping playback rewinds to the start of the video if seek back to the last displayed picture fails.
Avidemux Pros & Cons
Lightweight and fairly simple
May Drop Frames in certain formats
Handles several different formats
The interface is very dated
Avidemux System Requirements
free disk space
Minimum 100 MB of free disk space
Minimum 512 MB of RAM required
Intel Pentium 4 or later
Avidemux 2.7.3 for Windows
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 10 64-bit, Windows 8
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