Open Source Avidemux Alternatives

    The best open source alternative to Avidemux is HandBrake, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Avidemux and many of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Avidemux are Kdenlive (Free, Open Source), Shotcut (Free, Open Source), FFmpeg (Free, Open Source) and OpenShot (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jun 18, 2021

    1. HandBrake is an open-source, multithreaded video transcoder – it compresses and converts digital media from one format to another. HandBrake can rip encrypted DVDs with libdvdcss (libdvdcss is installed with VLC media player on macOS, or AnyDVD/DVD 43 on Windows).
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      HandBrake vs Avidemux opinions
      This alternative is disputed. HandBrake is still a legitimate alternative to Avidemux, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Doesn't provide basic editing like Avidemux
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      Avidemux allows editing of videos. Not Handbrake.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      ChicagoScanningMG Handbrake is only for compressing videos, Avidemux allows you to easily trim clips without re-encoding.
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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      bart9h different goals. don't have most avidemux editing features.
      Negative comment 4 months ago

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    2. Kdenlive is a non linear video editor. It is based on the MLT framework and accepts many audio and video formats, allows you to add effects, transitions and render into the format of your choice.
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      Most users think Kdenlive is a great alternative to Avidemux.


    3. Shotcut is a free, open source, cross-platform, non-linear video editor.
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      Most users think Shotcut is a great alternative to Avidemux.
    4. FFmpeg is an open source project that develops libraries and programs for handling multimedia data. FFmpeg is the home to libavcodec, a codec library used by a large spectrum of programs, and libavformat, a mux and demux library for containers.
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      FFmpeg vs Avidemux opinions
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      ChicagoScanningMG FFMpeg is a framework that allows you to edit video, but on it's own does not. It's not a full featured program.
      Negative comment 8 months ago

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    5. We designed OpenShot Video Editor to be an easy to use, quick to learn, and surprisingly powerful video editor. Take a quick look at some of our most popular features and capabilities.
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      OpenShot vs Avidemux opinions
      Some users think OpenShot is a great alternative to Avidemux, some don't.
      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.
      Negative comment about 5 years ago

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      Handbrake is a great programme for what it does, which is definitely not a video editor. Handbrake and Avidemux are in no way the same.
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      It only has the skin of a video editor
      Negative comment over 5 years ago

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    6. Olive is a free non-linear video editor aiming to provide a fully-featured alternative to high-end professional video editing software.
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    7. 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).

      Discontinued

      The project seems to be no longer developed. Last version, 1.10.4.35491, released on October 27, 2013, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

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      VirtualDub vs Avidemux opinions
      Most users think VirtualDub is a great alternative to Avidemux.
      AVI format and multiaudio support is better than in avidemux, I use it to fix audio delay issues with avidemux AVI output and set AVI muxing parameters.
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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      Both are linear video editors, very similar in function.
      Positive comment over 3 years ago

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    8. Simple, cross platform video editor for lossless trimming / cutting of videos. Great for rough processing of large video files taken from a video camera, GoPro, drone, etc. Lets you quickly extract the good parts from your videos and discard GB of data without losing quality.
      LosslessCut vs Avidemux opinions
      pros, cons and recent comments
      Lossless Cut works as well as Avidemux, plus it's very easy to use just like Avidemux.
      Positive comment almost 4 years ago

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    9. PiTiVi is an open source non-linear video editor, written in Python and based on GStreamer and GTK+.
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    10. A modern, simple to use, constantly evolving and hella fast MEDIA CUTTER + JOINER w/ frame-accurate SmartCut technology + Qt5, libmpv, FFmpeg and MediaInfo powering the backend.
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