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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 Xfce BSD

    • HandBrake doesn't have video editing functionality 7547394Oct 2015 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
    • HandBrake doesn't have video editing functionality Guest • 8 days ago Disagree   Agree
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    OpenShot is a open source video editing program. OpenShot features include: * Support for many video, audio, and image formats (based on FFmpeg ) * Gnome integration (drag and drop...

    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
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    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 (GPL). It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as...

    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
  • Lightworks icon


    Lightworks is an editing powerhouse, delivering unparalleled speed and flexibility, fully integrated with the other members of the Complete Collaboration family. Lightworks is an Academy and Emmy award-winning professional-grade...

    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
  • 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 few simple drag-and-drops. Delete bad shots and include only the...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Windows Movie Maker is no longer updated and supported by Microsoft, but last version can be still downloaded from the official website. It is fully functional under Windows 10 too.
  • PiTiVi icon


    PiTiVi is an open source non-linear video editor, written in Python and based on GStreamer and GTK+. Taking into account the fact that not everybody has the same knowledge of video editing, nor the same needs, PiTIVi provides...

    Open Source Linux BSD

  • 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 movies. You can even start editing on iPhone or iPad, then...

    Commercial Mac iPhone iPad

  • Final Cut Pro X icon

    Final Cut Pro X

    Final Cut Pro provides non-linear, non-destructive editing of any QuickTime-compatible video format including DV, HDV, P2 MXF (DVCProHD), XDCAM (via plug-in), and 2K film formats. It supports a number of simultaneously composited...

    Commercial Mac

  • VideoPad Video Editor icon

    VideoPad Video Editor

    VideoPad is a video editing application which allows you to create movie projects from various video clips or a single video file. VideoPad allows you to import various file formats including .AVI, .WMV, .3GP, .WMV, .DIVX and many...

    Freemium Mac Windows Android Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire

    • Easy to use and with all the tools that you need. I love it! willywalkerAug 2015 Disagree   Agree
  • VSDC Free Video Editor icon

    VSDC Free Video Editor

    VSDC Video Editor allows you to apply audio effects and filters to audio tracks in video and audio files. Here are some of the most popular ones: sound normalization, volume correction, echo, reverberation, equalizer and others. ...

    Freemium Windows

    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation:
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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 documentaries. Other features include the ability to add subtitles, add a...

    Free Windows Linux

  • Adobe Premiere Elements icon

    Adobe Premiere Elements

    Incredible movies, effortlessly! Adobe Premiere Elements software delivers powerful, automated movie-editing options; professional-quality effects; quick and easy sharing; and more. And now enjoy a complete solution for videos whether...

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Wondershare Filmora icon

    Wondershare Filmora

    The easiest-to-use home video editing software with special editing features lets you seamlessly stitch together video clips, music & text, apply effects and get a professional-looking home movie in minutes.

    Freemium Mac Windows Android Android Tablet iPhone iPad

    • I've used Wondershare Filmora/Video Editor for a few years. It's very simple to use and in it latest incarnation, it is very quick. Guest • Jul 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • WeVideo icon


    WeVideo is a cloud-based video editing platform that has features such as simple timeline editing, royalty-free music, 1080p exporting, and direct uploading to networks such as Facebook, YouTube, and more.

    Commercial Android Android Tablet Web / Cloud iPhone Chrome OS iPad ... Chrome

  • Ezvid icon


    Ezvid is a freeware video and slideshow maker for Windows. Ezvid has built-in "one click" screen capture and screen recording functionality. Ezvid can import still images and video, and can upload finished videos to YouTube....

    Freemium Windows

    • Warning The site has a bad reputation on WOT. You can read the comments at
    • Bundleware Be careful during the installation:
  • Xilisoft Video Converter icon

    Xilisoft Video Converter

    Xilisoft Video Converter is easy, fast, reliable, and loaded with features. Its capable of converting videos of all popular formats like AVI, MPEG, WMV, DivX, MP4, H.264/AVC, AVCHD, MKV, RM, MOV, XviD, 3GP, and audio MP3, WMA, WAV...

    Commercial Mac Windows

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  • WAX icon


    Wax is a high performance and flexible video compositing and special effects software. The idea for Wax is to be very general purpose and flexible in video compositing and effects, so that you can compose your dream video sequence...

    Free Windows Sony Vegas Pro Adobe Premiere Pro

    • Discontinued The program is no longer available. Last version, 2.0e, released in 2012, can be still downloaded from the official website.
  • YouTube Video Editor icon

    YouTube Video Editor

    The YouTube Video editor lets you make quick edits to your uploaded YouTube videos. You can combine multiple clips, incorporate Creative Commons footage, enhance your clips with effects, and more.

    Free Web / Cloud

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    Pinnacle Studio

    Pinnacle Studio is a non-linear video editing software application, an industry leading home video editing tool aimed at the Windows consumer market.

    Commercial Windows iPhone iPad

  • SolveigMM AVI Trimmer icon

    SolveigMM AVI Trimmer

    Small, smart, easy to use video editor for fast and lossless AVI editing. No video / audio degradation and out of sync problem arises after editing. All AVI file types of any size and video / audio content are supported.

    Free Windows

  • Ashampoo Movie Studio icon

    Ashampoo Movie Studio

    Ashampoo Movie Studio is the ideal multi-purpose application for video creation and editing. Cut, convert or share your movies and merge photos and videos with elegant transitions. Thanks to highly intuitive handling, logos and...

    Commercial Windows

  • Corel VideoStudio icon

    Corel VideoStudio

    Corel VideoStudio Pro is an all-in-one video-editing software for creating high-quality HD and standard-definition movies, slide shows and DVDs. Edit video or photos quickly and easily using the Movie Wizard, or take full control with...

    Commercial Windows

  • Videorama icon


    Videorama lets you make amazing movies out of your photos and videos. You will feel like a pro in minutes! Features: A POWERFUL CLIP EDITOR - Combine your photos and videos together. Trim, re-scale, give color backgrounds and...

    Commercial iPhone iPad

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    MAGIX Movie Edit Pro

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    Commercial Windows Android

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    MAGIX Video Pro X

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    Commercial Windows

  • YAMB icon


    • Yamb is able to create, split and join mp4 or 3gp files containing principally - video streams with m4v, cmp, h264, 264, h263, 263 as input format or from avi, mpg, mpeg, vob, mp4, mov, ogg, qcp and 3gp files. - audio streams with...

    Free Windows

    • Discontinued Hasn't been updated since 2009
  • Video Toolbox icon

    Video Toolbox

    Most advanced online video editor.With just few clicks you can convert, edit, cut, record, crop or demux video files. A free way edit your movies without installing any software. MAIN FEATURES * It's FREE * It's...

    Free Web / Cloud

  • Avid Media Composer icon

    Avid Media Composer

    This is a professional suite of efficient and easy-to-use video processing tools that allow for high-quality editing of clips inside fast and effective workflows.

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • MEncoder icon


    MEncoder is a free command line video decoding, encoding and filtering tool released under the GNU General Public License. It is a sibling of MPlayer , and can convert all the formats that MPlayer understands into a variety of...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux BSD Haiku MPlayer

  • Movavi Video Editor icon

    Movavi Video Editor

    Movavi Video Editor is a powerful yet easy-to-use video processing program for Windows. Cut and join video clips with zero quality loss, apply stylish video effects and filters, add music, titles, and much more!

    Commercial Mac Windows

  • Autodesk Motion FX icon

    Autodesk Motion FX

    Autodesk® Motion FX lets you create stunning real-time video effects using your computer’s camera. Simply select your favorite preset effect, and create an incredible visual experience by moving in front of your computer’s...

    Free Mac

  • Edius icon


    Edius is a non-linear video editing software package originally developed by Canopus Corporation and now owned and sold by Grass Valley USA, LLC. Edius is designed for any broadcast and post-production environment, especially those...

    Commercial Windows

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.