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Making simple crop edits to videos of all formats shouldn't be tricky business, but most tools out there either do way too much or are so belabored with ads that who knows what evil lurks within their code.

Open-source on the GNU license, Avidemux is a breath of fresh air. Cropping a video is as simple as selecting the section you want to remove and then hitting the Delete key. Re-encoding a video is equally painless: select the output format from the drop-down list, save the file, and you're good to go. When choosing where to start and stop a crop, there's both incremental and multisecond advance and rewind tools, There's also a not insubstantial list of video and audio codecs that files can be converted to. Video formats include multiple codecs for FLV, MPEG, AVI, VCD, H.263/4, and others, while audio formats include MP3, AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, and one or two more.

The program also includes advanced options, including generic decoder and post-processing tools, user-defined filters, GlyphSet adjustments, and more features. Avidemux should appeal to users of all abilities who are looking for a quick way to edit down video files.

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3 stars

"I know this would work, if only I knew how!"

November 03, 2013  |  By mac2955

 |  Version: Avidemux 2.6.4


Looks like it would be easy, especially for being free.


I can't transcode avi to mjpeg format for playing off a sd card onto my emerson lc391em3 TV.


If there is anyone who could help me with this in any way, my email is tinkerman2955@gmail.com

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5 stars

"Very reliable within its limits"

July 31, 2013  |  By Newrone

 |  Version: Avidemux 2.6.4


I have the Adobe Creative Cloud Suite but STILL have to come back to Avidemux for proper easy subtitle burning.
Quality MP4 rendering = happy clients.


Preset formats changed from .xml to .json... with no way of converting all my old personal presets?!
Removal of several filters in latest versions? Why?
Crashes under big/high-bitrate files (10 Mbps)


I use both 1.6.4 and (mostly) 1.5.3 as each has different features that I need.

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4 stars

"Very buggy but good for simple jobs"

May 25, 2013  |  By tempid

 |  Version: Avidemux 2.6.4


Totally free, no advertising or spyware.
Easily trim videos with no loss of quality.
Save in other formats if you know what you are doing.
Works with latest formats(youtube mp4/flv).


Crashes often for me so I save file every cut I make.
'save project' does not work for me either as will not open again.


It takes a bit of time to work it all out for a novice. But best freeware option I have found.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.5.2
Version 2.5.2 has improved channel mapping of multichannel DTS and updated the FFmpeg libraries.
Publisher Avidemux
Publisher web site http://www.avidemux.org/
Release Date December 21, 2009
Date Added December 21, 2009
Version 2.5.2
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 17.69MB
File Name avidemux_2.6.8_win32_v2.exe
Total Downloads 777,596
Downloads Last Week 1,037
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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