Avidemux for Mac

Avidemux for Mac


Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
2.1
out of 20 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
2.5.4
File Size:
34.7MB
Date Added:
November 01, 2010
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Mac OS X 10.5/Intel
Total Downloads:
124,424
Downloads Last Week:
135
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Avidemux for Mac is a video editing and encoding app. It is not available from the App Store but is on many download sites. Avidemux for Mac installs easily.

At its core, Avidemux for Mac is designed to allow you to cut a larger video into a smaller one, although this is not a full-featured video editor. Avidemux for Mac also provides encoding capabilities, converting videos from one codec to another. Avidemux for Mac can also act as a filter, applying specific filter effects to a video clip (although the filter effects are somewhat limited compared to much more expansive commercial packages). The app supports the most common Mac video formats, including AVI, MP4, ASF, and a few others. A scripting language is built into Avidemux for Mac that allows for batching of jobs, as well as repeating common processes. The interface is simple to work with and you can start using Avidemux for Mac within five minutes, thanks to the layout of the windows and options.

We used Avidemux for Mac for a few tasks. The first was simply slicing up a vacation video and presenting a shortened version, and it handled this task well. We then applied color equalization to a few scenes, and used the crop filter to zoom in and out in others. Finally, we saved the video in several formats. Avidemux for Mac was easy to use throughout all these tasks and we had zero issues with it.

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  • All Versions:

    2.1

    out of 20 votes

    • 5 star: 3
    • 4 star: 2
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 13
  • Current Version:

    2.1

    out of 7 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 5
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  • 1 stars

    "Total waste of time."

    May 19, 2013   |   By alan_greenspan

    Version: Avidemux 2.5.4

    Pros

    None...it's a total waste of your time to download this product. You will get an indication that it's downloading...then you'll open it and you'll see an icon to start the program. You will click on that icon and it will blink and act as if something is about to open...and then...nothing. You will go through that process several times, with the frustration level rising on each attempt. Then you'll likely search the internet with search phrases like "Avidemux2 + mac + won't open" and you'll get lists of other people with the same problem.

    Save yourself the time...AVOID THIS TURD. I'm really glad I didn't buy the "premium" version. I can't imagine how mad I'd be if I paid $30 for something that didn't work and then had to spend time on the phone trying to get my money back.

    Cons

    It's all con.

    Summary

    Turd...run...run away from this download.

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  • 1 stars

    "Downloaded, but wouldn't install."

    December 17, 2012   |   By joannakat

    Version: Avidemux 2.5.4

    Pros

    None. It won't install.

    Cons

    It won't install!

    Summary

    Why is this on CNet if it won't install?

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  • 1 stars

    "It won't help you in your most basic needs."

    December 05, 2012   |   By Sampayu

    Version: Avidemux 2.5.4

    Pros

    It's freeware

    Cons

    Too basic
    Too simple
    Awkward interface

    Summary

    Very basic interface, won't allow you to easily combine video and audio tracks. Some buttons won't respond to your clicks and won't show a pop-up or help balloon when you place your mouse pointer still over some buttons. I don't recommend this app.

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  • 5 stars

    "Virtualdub type video tool now on OS X"

    July 16, 2012   |   By HShin

    Version: Avidemux 2.5.4

    Pros

    Gives you a much needed, near-VirtualDub functionality on OS X.

    Cons

    The interface is a straight copy of the Linux version so it looks very awkward.

    Summary

    CURRENT VERSION, 2.5.4 IS OUTDATED, AND HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED FOR LION. To get this running on OS X 10.7, follow this instruction to get AVIdemux working.

    http://superuser.com/questions/318640/merge-avi-files-without-recoding-in-mac-os-x-lion/322700#322700

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  • 1 stars

    "Installs and quits"

    July 15, 2012   |   By rlw3_dotmac

    Version: Avidemux 2.5.4

    Pros

    There aren't any "Pros" when the ap doesn't work!

    Cons

    Installs and immediately quits after opening.

    Summary

    Don't waste your time.

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  • 1 stars

    "Did not work for me"

    April 08, 2012   |   By pcanady

    Version: Avidemux 2.5.4

    Pros

    None - it doesn't install.

    Cons

    It never installs

    Summary

    It downloaded and appeared to install and placed an icon at on the Dock at bottom of the screen on my iMac but vanishes when you try to run it.

    Updated on Apr 8, 2012

    I sent a notify to their support but never got a response. I guess this product has potential.

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  • 5 stars

    "Can't stress how important this program really is"

    December 20, 2011   |   By TohaHeavyIndustries

    Version: Avidemux 2.5.4

    Pros

    Gives you a much needed, near-VirtualDub functionality on OS X.

    Cons

    The interface is a straight copy of the Linux version so it looks very awkward.

    Summary

    If you haven't heard of or used VirtualDub or AVIsynth before, STAY THE **** OFF this program. This is not MSPaint, a stupid program whereby you can pick up simply by waving the mouse. The internet is replete with stripped down, idiot-proof video "converters" for your precious iPods. All you have to do is search.

    OS X Lion users, follow this instruction to get AVIdemux working.

    http://www.avidemux.org/smf/index.php?topic=9420.msg52225#msg52225

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