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Developer(s)'Mean', 'Gruntster' and 'Fahr'[1]
Stable release2.7.8 (9 March 2021; 2 months ago[2]) [±]
Preview releaseNone [±]
Written inC++
Operating systemWindows, OS X, Linux, BSD
PlatformIA-32 and x64
Available inEnglish, Czech, French, Italian and German
TypeVideo editing software
LicenseGNU General Public License
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Avidemux is a free and open-source software for non-linear video editing and transcoding multimedia files. The developers intend it as 'a simple tool for simple video processing tasks' and to allow users 'to do elementary things in a very straightforward way'.[3] It is written in C++ and uses Qt for its graphical user interface, and FFmpeg for its multimedia functions. Starting with version 2.4, Avidemux also offers a command-line interface, and since version 2.6, the original GTK port has not been maintained and is now discontinued.

Avidemux is developed for Linux, macOS, and Windows. Unofficial builds are also available for FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD.[4][5][6]



Main window: Filters: Video filter manager: Options: © 2001–2009 Mean. If you are looking for a basic cross-platform open source video editor – this will be one of our recommendations. You just get the ability to cut, save, add a filter, and perform some other basic editing tasks. Their official SourceForge page might look like it has been abandoned, but it is in active development. Avidemux 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.

Avidemux is capable of non-linear video editing, applying visual effects (called 'Filters' by Avidemux) to video, and transcoding video into various formats. Some of the filters were ported from MPlayer and Avisynth. Avidemux can also insert audio streams into a video file (an action known as multiplexing or 'muxing') or extract audio streams from video files (an action known as 'demuxing').

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An integral and important part of the design of the program is its project system, which uses the SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine. Whole projects with all options, configurations, selections, and preferences can be saved into a project file. Like VirtualDub's VCF scripting capabilities, Avidemux has advanced scripting available for it both in its GUI and command line modes. It also supports a non-project system just like VirtualDub, where users can simply create all of their configurations and save the video directly without making a project file. A project queue system is also available.

Avidemux has built-in subtitle processing, both for optical character recognition of DVD subtitles and for rendering hard subtitles. Avidemux supports various subtitle formats, including MicroDVD (.SUB), SubStation Alpha (.SSA), Advanced SubStation Alpha (.ASS) and SubRip (.SRT).

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Avidemux was written from scratch, but additional code from FFmpeg, MPlayer, Transcode and Avisynth has been used on occasion as well. Nonetheless it is a completely standalone program that does not require any other programs to read, decode, or encode other than itself. The built-in libavcodec library from the FFmpeg project is used for decoding and encoding of various audio and video formats such as MPEG-4 ASP. The primary (though not the only) Avidemux programmer uses the nickname 'Mean' on the Avidemux forum.[7]


Multithreading has been implemented in the following areas of Avidemux (some partially through libavcodec):

  • Encoding
    • MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 (using libavcodec)
    • MPEG-4 Part 2 SP/ASP (using libavcodec or Xvid)
      • Earlier versions of Xvid are not compatible with this feature.
    • H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 AVC (using x264)
    • H.265/HEVC (using x265)
  • Decoding
    • MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 (using libavcodec)
    • MPEG-4 Part 2 SP/ASP (using libavcodec)

Supported formats[edit]

Avidemux supports following file formats:

Multimedia container formats[8][9]
NameFile extensionAs inputAs output
Audio Video Interleave.AVIYesYes
Advanced Systems Format.ASF, .WMV and .WMAYesNo
Flash Video.FLVYesYes
MPEG elementary streamN/AYesNo
MPEG program stream.MPG and .MPEGYesYes[a]
MPEG transport stream.TSYesYes
MPEG-4 Part 14.MP4YesYes
Video formats[10][11]
NameAs inputAs output
H.264/MPEG-4 Part 10 AVCYesYes[c]
MPEG-4 Part 2[e]Yes[f]Yes[g]
Motion JPEGYesYes
MSMPEG-4 v2[h]YesNo
Raw video – RGBYesNo
Raw video – YV12YesYes
Sorenson Video 3 (SVQ3)YesYes
Windows Media Video 8[l]YesNo
Audio formats[12][13]
NameAs inputAs output
Adaptive Multi-Rate – Narrow Band (AMR-NB)YesNo
Advanced Audio Coding (AAC)YesYes
Linear pulse-code modulation (LPCM)NoYes
Pulse-code modulation (PCM)NoYes
Image formats[8][9]
NameFile extensionAs inputAs output
Windows bitmap.BMPYesNo

See also[edit]


  1. ^Can create files that are compatible with Video CD, SVCD or DVD Video
  2. ^Using libaom
  3. ^Using x264
  4. ^Using x265
  5. ^Both Simple Profile and Advanced Simple Profile
  6. ^Supported codec FourCCs: DIVX, DX50, XVID, FMP4, M4S2
  7. ^Using FFmpeg or Xvid
  8. ^FourCC: DIV3
  9. ^FourCC: WMV3
  10. ^ abcThrough libavcodec
  11. ^Using Libvpx
  12. ^FourCC: WMV2

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  1. ^Avidemux 2.5 Change Log (included with the Avidemux 2.5.5 for Windows)
  2. ^'Avidemux 2.7.8'. SourceForge. Dice Holdings. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  3. ^Avidemux developers (12 November 2012). 'Avidemux Quickstart'. avidemux.org. Archived from the original on 12 September 2020. Retrieved 12 September 2020. Avidemux is a simple tool for simple video processing tasks. The keyword here is simple: it does not offer tools like a timeline, multitrack editing, you cannot freely move or splice audio and video clips from various sources. However, Avidemux allows you to do elementary things in a very straightforward way.
  4. ^'FreeBSD Avidemux port'. Archived from the original on 15 April 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  5. ^'The NetBSD Packages Collection: multimedia/avidemux'. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  6. ^'OpenBSD Packages'. Archived from the original on 10 February 2010. Retrieved 2 July 2010.
  7. ^'Messages by 'Mean''. Avidemux forum. Retrieved 19 November 2011.
  8. ^ ab'Supported input formats'. Avidemux wiki documentation. Avidemux. 16 April 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  9. ^ ab'Supported output formats'. Avidemux wiki documentation. Avidemux. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  10. ^'Video decoders'. Avidemux wiki documentation. Avidemux. 16 April 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  11. ^'Video encoders'. Avidemux wiki documentation. Avidemux. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  12. ^'Audio decoders'. Avidemux wiki documentation. Avidemux. 16 April 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2011.
  13. ^'Audio encoders'. Avidemux wiki documentation. Avidemux. 15 April 2010. Retrieved 23 May 2011.

Further reading[edit]

  • Rankin, Kyle (2006). Linux Multimedia Hacks. O'Reilly Media, Inc. pp. 189–190, 221–222. ISBN978-0-596-10076-6.
  • Montabone, Sebastian (2010). 'Chapter 10: Movie Editing'. Beginning Digital Image Processing: Using Free Tools for Photographers. Apress. pp. 235–253. ISBN978-1-4302-2841-7.

External links[edit]

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