Avidemux

Download Editors' Rating:
5
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Average User Rating:
2.9
out of 182 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.5.6
  • Total Downloads:
    777,596
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 31, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    17.69MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,037
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.1

    out of 11 votes

    • 5 star 2
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 7
  • All Versions

    2.9

    out of 182 votes

    • 5 star 44
    • 4 star 37
    • 3 star 22
    • 2 star 20
    • 1 star 59
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1 stars

"Won't work with most my file formats"

January 27, 2012  |  By christina-ohio

 |  Version: Avidemux 2.5.6

Pros

When it works, it is pretty easy to use

Cons

Won't open most of my files. The ones I did get to load and edit, when I cut a section, the audio no longer lined up.

Summary

It won't work with any of my video files. To load my .mpg files, it tells me I'm required to index first. Then at the end of indexing, it gives me an error "can't determine aspect ratio". So when the video loads, it plays too fast. I got similar problems loading .flv files.

I was able to load .avi files, but when I cut out commercials, it left the last 5 seconds of sound from the last commercial, so the sound was off for the rest of the video. I did everything their help website said to do to keep the audio and video in sync, but nothing worked.

One other downside is there is no prompt to save your project before closing it. If you close the program or start a new project without saving your previous project manually, you will loose your work.

BOTTOM LINE: maybe there is someone out there that has the exact right type of file that will work with this program, but none of mine do. When (if) you can get the program to work, it is so easy to cut out commercials, even from the middle of a video file. If they would only get the program to work right with my file types, it would be a great program.

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1 stars

"I had to go back to 2.5.1"

June 23, 2012  |  By ketaurino

 |  Version: Avidemux 2.5.6

Pros

I have been using Avimux in my previous PC until it crashed (the PC),
so I tryied the newer version on my new hardware...and it looked just fine, but...

Cons

...I got pretty frustrated trying to save my work after edition.
I simply couldn't. After several attemps begin to roam around forums looking for an answer... I thank very much the fellow CNET user - Mr ac05jn - who mentioned that version 2.5.1 was working fine. I downloaded it from another site (sorry CNET!!) and It did work just fine. I dont know what is the problem...but 2.5.1 seems to be more reliable than 2.5.6

Summary

Bottom line...if you have any trouble, do not waste time, go back to the 2.5.1 Have fun!
http://sourceforge.net/projects/avidemux/files/avidemux/2.5.1/avidemux_2.5.1_win32.exe/download

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5 stars

"Mediocar--"

May 28, 2012  |  By DanDan26

 |  Version: Avidemux 2.5.6

Pros

Um........

Cons

Uh........

Summary

This program is mediocar

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3 stars

"Fully-featured video editing tool for advanced users."

May 27, 2012  |  By kwgm

 |  Version: Avidemux 2.5.6

Pros

Features easy to discover. Supports common codex types. Supports conversion, crop, resize, multiple a/v data streams, subtitles, filters and effects. Opensource extensible feature set. Compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux platforms. Small memory footprint.

Cons

No Online help. Requires in-depth knowledge of digital media formats, editing techniques, and filter-set parameters. Suffers from performance bottlenecks at both core element and plugin levels.

Summary

A fully featured, extensible digital video editor for the sophisticated user. The interface is easy enough to understand for quickstarts. Although a wiki (http://www.avidemux.org/admWiki/doku.php) provides in depth documentation, the platform and plugins will benefit from online documentation. One hopes this project will mature into a lean and mean 64-bit platform.

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1 stars

"The brochure sounds nice, but won't function wo crashes"

May 21, 2012  |  By e_t_m_ao

 |  Version: Avidemux 2.5.6

Pros

Looks user-friendly.

TBD overall, after it loads without crashing.

Cons

Both versions (32-bit & 64-bit) are the same, and both hang, before start-up!

Summary

This product needs many more patches to operate at all on Windows... consider longer, more stable builds of this, before the next release.

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5 stars

"Outstanding Performance"

March 20, 2012

 |  Version: Avidemux 2.5.6

Pros

This is very well written application. It takes advantage of multi-threaded and very efficient. The number of format options and is extensive and basic video editting and conversion is very straight forward.

Cons

The documentation could be better and the more advance video editting functions may take a bit of exploration to figure out.

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1 stars

"useless junk"

March 03, 2012  |  By balancing2

 |  Version: Avidemux 2.5.6

Pros

irrelevant, considering the cons

Cons

Editing video doesn't ensure editing audio. I cut 30 seconds of video and the sound WASN'T CUT along with that. What a mess!

Also, the output file had just crackling sounds for audio.

One of the junkiest pieces of soft I've ever wasted my time on.

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3 stars

"Okay but older ver still better"

February 13, 2012  |  By imaverycoolcowboy

 |  Version: Avidemux 2.5.6

Pros

It contains most of the features applicable to basic editing. If you want to do green screen or other special work ionvolving several videos on more than one timeline it is not adequate.

Cons

I gave this new version only 3 stars, because I found this latest version froze a lot "shades of windows movie maker" but as someone posted, version 2.5.1 worked flawlessly for me.
GOOD NEWS Yes you can download previous versions on the sourceforge.net site at
http://sourceforge.net/projects/avidemux/files/avidemux/

Summary

Overall it is a great FREE editor that will perform 90% of what most people need with an interface that one can learn quickly. I prefer to use it with a separate converter and joiner program to save time.

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1 stars

"version 2.5.6"

February 11, 2012  |  By ac05jn

 |  Version: Avidemux 2.5.6

Pros

dont know, didnt get very far

Cons

version 2.5.1 working fine; upgraded to 2.5.6 and the program crashes every time i tried to edit one of my videos; downgraded back to 2.5.1 and it works again

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1 stars

"did not work with h.264 files"

February 10, 2012  |  By 17oranges

 |  Version: Avidemux 2.5.6

Pros

was able to handle 3gp files

Cons

got the same problem as merkaba369 - sort of B frames error. there was audio stuttering.

could not figure out how to cut the files. the HELP menu was not helpful at all

will uninstall, and there's no built in uninstaller!

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1 stars

"Problems with B Frames"

January 31, 2012  |  By merkaba369

 |  Version: Avidemux 2.5.6

Pros

When it works (or worked in older version), it was a great easy to use program.

Cons

Every file I open, mp4, avi, flv, I get the warning about using B Frames (don't know what that is) so Avidmux offers to import using a different format, but warns of lost data. Once you try to clip just the part you use, it either can't export (ie crashes) or exports and the audio is garbled.

Summary

Not happy with the new improved version, wish I could go back to the older model.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.5.6
Version 2.5.6 added support for latest x264 core, restored AC3 and MP2 encoding, and improved crash reporting on Windows especially Win64.
General
Publisher Avidemux
Publisher web site http://www.avidemux.org/
Release Date December 31, 2011
Date Added December 31, 2011
Version 2.5.6
Category
Category Video Software
Subcategory Video Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 17.69MB
File Name avidemux_2.6.8_win32_v2.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 777,596
Downloads Last Week 1,037
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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