Avidemux Reviews

Absolute amazing!

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

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The best free program I've used for cutting/splicing videos, and it can do it losslessly!

  • Great for trimming and splicing videos losslessly (without reencoding)
  • Can also re-encode/convert a video into different formats.
  • Handles several video formats: mp4, avi, mov
  • Works on both Windows and Mac
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Easy basic editing features, which work quickly because it doesn't need to re encode. Lots of other useful tools and filters. Very powerful program without being bloated. On rare occasions bugs pop up, though.

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Good for simple editing without re-encoding

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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.

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Results come out OK in limited formats but is dead-simple to use

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unlike adobe Premiere pro (gold standard), this one just handles one video clip but is simple to understand

Its very easy to delete various parts of your clip

Good if you want some lightweight video editing especially for video games

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Mostly true, but you can also combine multiple clips into one using the Append feature.

Problems with uninstaller: be careful!

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I tried this programme which came up on a Google search for a free alternative to Adobe Premiere Pro. However it is not an alternative, its range being essentially cut and paste.

The big problem became apparent only after I uninstalled Avidemux. I then became subject to error messages relating to the "SmartSound Quicktracks" plugin and I presume that the uninstall programme is the cause. The problem appears with all sorts of programmes - my genealogy programme, a directory printer etc., none of which have any use for "SmartSound Quicktracks" and all of which worked perfectly well beforehand. Interestingly, I use 2 operating systems, XP (32-bit) and XP Pro (64-bit) and it is with the 64-bit O.S. that the problem arises!

So, be careful!!

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

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Simple solution to cut scenes without loosing quality.

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

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The easiest and maybe best video editor that I know

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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.

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Only edit video not voice file such as mp3, flac, waw or not create a audio file video to audio file only basic video edit and video convert

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I simply can't make it work. It always crashes when "Indexing", i.e. already when opening the file, even when OpenGL is turned off. I even tried older versions of the program, but same problem there. So, to me, it's absolutely useless.

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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.

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