A free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks



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  • Latest Version

    Avidemux 2.8.1 LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    Windows XP64 / Vista64 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 64 / Windows 11

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  • Author / Product

    Avidemux Team / External Link

  • Filename

    Avidemux_2.8.1 VC++ 64bits .exe

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Avidemux is a FREE and open-source video editing software designed for simple cutting, filtering, and encoding tasks. It provides a straightforward interface for users to perform basic video editing operations without the complexity of more advanced editing suites. Developed primarily for Linux, but also available for Windows and macOS, the software caters to users looking for a lightweight solution for their video editing needs.

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is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering, and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4, and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue, and powerful scripting capabilities.

  • Non-linear video editing.
  • Apply filters and effects.
  • Transcode into various formats.
  • Insert or extract audio streams.
  • Subtitle processor.
  • Project system.
  • Powerful scripting capabilities.
  • Graphical or command-line interfaces.
  • Video encoders: MPEG-4 AVC, XviD, MPEG-4 ASP, MPEG-2 Video, MPEG-1 Video, DV.
  • Audio encoders: AC-3, AAC, MP3, MP2, Vorbis, PCM.
  • Container: AVI, MPEG-PS/TS, MP4, MKV, FLV, OGM.
  • Video cutting and trimming
  • Video filtering and encoding
  • Support for various file formats including AVI, MPEG, MP4, and more
  • Batch processing capabilities
  • Basic editing tools such as crop, resize, and rotate
  • Audio editing features including volume adjustment and track selection
  • Scripting support for automation
  • Multi-platform compatibility
User Interface

It features a simple and intuitive user interface with a menu-based layout. The main window consists of panels for video preview, timeline, and filters. The toolbar provides access to essential functions such as opening files, cutting, filtering, and saving projects.

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While the interface may lack the polish of more professional editing software, it offers all the necessary tools for basic video editing tasks.

Installation and Setup

Installing this program is straightforward on all supported platforms. Users can download the appropriate installer from the official website, FileHorse or package repository for their operating system. The installation process typically involves following on-screen instructions and accepting the software's license agreement. Once installed, users can launch the app and begin editing videos immediately.

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How to Use
  • Open the app and load the video file you want to edit.
  • Use the navigation controls to move to the desired starting point on the timeline.
  • Use the "A" and "B" buttons to set the start and end points for the segment you want to keep.
  • Optionally, apply filters or make adjustments to the video using the available tools.
  • Choose the desired output format and encoding settings.
  • Click "Save" to export the edited video.
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Can Avidemux handle high-definition video?
Yes, it supports high-definition video formats, including HD resolution and beyond.

Does Avidemux for PC support batch processing?
Yes, it allows users to process multiple files in a batch, making it efficient for repetitive tasks.

Can I add subtitles to my videos in Avidemux?
It does not have built-in support for adding subtitles. Users may need to use external tools for this purpose.

Is this program suitable for professional video editing?
While Avidemux is capable of basic editing tasks, it lacks many advanced features found in professional editing software.

Does Avidemux have a steep learning curve?
The app is designed to be user-friendly, with a straightforward interface that is easy to navigate for beginners.

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Avidemux is completely FREE to use, as it is open-source software distributed under the GNU General Public License.

System Requirements:
  • Operating System: Windows 11, 10, 8 or 7
  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster
  • RAM: 512 MB or more
  • Disk Space: 100 MB or more
  • Free and open-source
  • Lightweight and fast
  • Supports various video formats
  • Batch processing capabilities
  • Simple and intuitive interface
  • Lacks advanced editing features
  • Limited platform support compared to some alternatives
  • Occasional stability issues

Avidemux is a reliable option for users seeking a straightforward video editing solution without the bells and whistles of more complex software. Its simple interface and basic editing tools make it ideal for quick edits, simple conversions, and batch processing tasks. While it may not be suitable for professional editing projects, it offers excellent value for casual users and hobbyists looking to perform basic video editing operations.

Also Available: Download Avidemux for Mac and Avidemux Portable

  • Avidemux 2.8.1 Screenshots

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What's new in this version:

New Features:
- New HiDPI compatible button set
- Fast method to add partial filters via CTRL+F shortcut
- Audio department improvements
- custom frame rate change (audio stretch with pitch control)
- configurable compressor (DRC)
- 3-band equalizer
- independent channel gain options
- independent channel delay options
- channel remap options
- new downmix options: stereo headphone and headphone virtual surround
- audio track configuration up to 32 tracks
- volume setting is saved upon exit
- Light and dark theme options in View menu
- Option to remember selected resize method in "Resize", "Fit to size" and "Zoom" filters
- New filter: 3D LUT
- New filter: Decimate
- New filter: Arbitrary Rotate
- New video encoder: VideoToolbox HEVC ("ffVTEncHEVC", macOS only)

Other Enhancements:
- HDR tonemapping performance and quality improvements
- Extended file info
- Rotating mouse wheel over buttons to seek by 60 seconds cycles through 1/2/4/60 seconds seek modes
- Support for decoding 8-bit VP9 in hardware via DXVA2 on Windows and via VDPAU on Linux with graphics cards featuring a VP9 decoder
- Buttons to seek to selection start (A) and end (B) in on-the-fly video filter preview
- Logo image in "Add logo" video filter configuration dialog is now scalable, can be repositioned by dragging
- By default, on-the-fly preview in video filter configuration dialogs is now rendered using OpenGL to improve performance in HiDPI conditions

- Crash on copy to clipboard if selection extends to the end of video, a regression introduced in v2.8.0
- Crashes in "Resample FPS" video filter with motion interpolation enabled
- Crash on finishing encoding with the vp9 encoder
- Avidemux falling victim to a crash in VA-API driver triggered by probing on application startup on Linux with some recent hardware
- Crash loading MPEG-TS or MPEG-PS file with MPEG-1 video track and HW decoder via VDPAU enabled
- Wrong number of channels or wrong channel layout with some E-AC3 streams
- Reduced contrast and desaturated colors in loaded BMP images
- Selection starting at zero and ending at the last picture of video cannot be deleted
- Disabling B-frames breaks VideoToolbox HW encoder (macOS only)

- Bundled FFmpeg libraries have been updated to 4.4.2 release