Alternatives to Avidemux for all platforms with any license





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  • HandBrake icon


    HandBrake is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder: it converts digital media from one format to another, compressing the files in the process.

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Xfce

    • HandBrake doesn't have video editing functionality 7547394Oct 2015 Disagree   Agree
    • HandBrake doesn't have video editing functionality Guest • Jan 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Made the better compressing without changing the backgroundcolor in the video. Maybe i made some wrong adjustments in avidemux. But this tool was simple doing the perfekt job without much modifications. ;) I used OpenSuse Leap 42.1 Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • OpenShot icon


    OpenShot is a open source video editing program. OpenShot features include: * Support for many video, audio, and image formats (based on...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

    • Too many features, too slow. I just want to trim the leading and sometimes the trailing end of a video clip. Avidemux does this in 30 seconds. Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • VirtualDub icon


    VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows platforms (98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/Vista/7), licensed under the GNU General Public License...

    Open Source Windows

    • Discontinued The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version,, released on October 27, 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge
  • Windows Movie Maker icon

    Windows Movie Maker

    Windows Movie Maker makes home movies amazingly fun. With Movie Maker, you can create, edit, and share your home movies right on your computer. Build your movie with a...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Windows Movie Maker is no longer updated and supported by Microsoft. Last version, included in 2012, can be still downloaded from . It is fully functional under Windows 10 too.
  • Lightworks icon


    Lightworks is an editing powerhouse, delivering unparalleled speed and flexibility, fully integrated with the other members of the Complete Collaboration family. ...

    Freemium Mac Windows Linux

    • Lightworks is a well known video editor and transcoder that used to be an industry leader before final cut pro Guest • Jul 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • iMovie icon


    With iMovie for iOS and macOS, you can enjoy your videos like never before. It’s easy to browse your clips and create Hollywood-style trailers and stunning 4K-resolution...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

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    PhotoFilmStrip is a free program that can create video from images quickly and easily, including the Ken Burns style zoom-in/zoom-out effect commonly used in...

    Free Windows Linux

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    Adobe Premiere Elements

    Incredible movies, effortlessly! Adobe Premiere Elements software delivers powerful, automated movie-editing options; professional-quality effects; quick and easy...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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Avidemux Comments

Good for simple editing without re-encoding

Positive Comment by SveinM
about Avidemux and Shotcut Jun 2016

I am using this to trim, cut or joining film clips without re-encoding. This is the only program I have found doing this.
For more advanced video editing I am using the open source program Shotcut.



Comment by rtyu
about Avidemux Oct 2015



Fugly & buggy — but still the easiest, lightest and yet ver ...

Comment by koiyu
about Avidemux Jun 2011

Fugly & buggy — but still the easiest, lightest and yet versatile video editor with GUI.


Absolute amazing!

Positive Comment by Boris
about Avidemux Jun 2011

Absolute amazing! Just cut out a section out of an mp4 file without re-encoding (no loss of quality!) - excellent stuff!


Simple, quick and surprisingly versatile

Positive Comment by peterstaack
about Avidemux Jun 2011

Simple, quick and surprisingly versatile little video editor that runs quite well on my modest Windows PC.


Simple solution to cut scenes without loosing quality.

Positive Comment by lebaux
about Avidemux Jun 2011

I was looking for simple solution to cut the scene from a .avi movie without loosing quality. For this purpose - perfect.


Note that no program supports WMV because that is Microsoft ...

Comment by JonM33
about Avidemux Jun 2011

Note that no program supports WMV because that is Microsoft proprietary. You can only use Windows Media Encoder with that.

Other than pointing that out, this program is great for editing the files that it is listed to support. If you can't read that list and don't understand, then perhaps you should move on to a different program. It is multi-platform as well. I use it on Windows 7 and Linux Mint without a problem.


Problems with Avidemux

Comment by egadgetguy
about Avidemux Jun 2011

The problems I have with Avidemux are:

  1. it doesn't support WMV or VC1
  2. it won't import my DVD files. [I have a DVD-R that I recorded so it's not locked or anything.]
  3. there's no real timeline editor thaT I can see which means that overlays and voiceovers are out...?

I don't like Avidemux.

Negative Comment by klischee
about Avidemux and VirtualDub Jun 2011

I don't like Avidemux. There are some little annoyances, like very bad, not reconfigurable shortcuts if you're using an non-english keyboard-layout. The preview is not scalable. You have to input the output name if you're saving cutted parts, again and again. It's not very stable (in Windows only?). It's having big trouble with converting mpeg2-streams, but it don't display any hints it's not able to convert it. So you have to wait hours of encoding too see the audio is asynchron, the resolution wrong or other problems. That's all points VirtualDub is much more comfortable! But Avidemux supports a lot of codecs and containers, while VirtualDub is very limited. I hope AviDemux will gain quality in the future, then it would be a really great tool.


Version 2.5.1 restores the filters feature set including th ...

Comment by rigorous
about Avidemux Jun 2011

Version 2.5.1 restores the filters feature set including the much lauded delogo.

must have


The easiest and maybe best video editor that I know

Positive Comment by Aaron
about Avidemux Jun 2011

This is the easiest and maybe best video editor that I know of, since I use Ubuntu, there are better editors, but it is a nice one to use when you just want to quickly edit things. it has some nice features and effects.