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Avidemux - How to Use Avidemux to Edit Videos

Avidemux is a free open-source and cross platform (Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac OS X) video editing software. Avidemux natively supports a vast number of video & audio files, such as AVI, MP4, MKV, FLV, VOB, MPEG, TS, ASF, OGM, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 ASP, H.264/AVC, DV, MP3, Vorbis, and more. When finishing editing, you can create formats like FLV, AVI XVID, AVI-DV, MPG, MP4 H264, etc. This is the getting-started tutorial for Avidemux. Follow it to edit videos with Avidemux and Avidemux alternative. 

How to edit videos with Avidemux
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How to edit videos with Avidemux

Avidemux Tutorial - Cutting Video: First select the desired portion on the progress bar and then go through File/Save/Save Video ... or simply Ctrl + S.

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Avidemux Tutorial - Converting Video: Locate to Format panel and select the target format in the drop-down list. The supported output formats include MP4, MPEG, AVI XVID, AVI-DV, MPG, MKV, FLV, etc. Finally click on File/Save/Save Video ... or simply Ctrl + S to start encoding.

Avidemux Tutorial - Join Video File: Add your file, and then click on File/Append. You will find out the total video length will increase. Finally click on File/Save/Save Video ... or simply Ctrl + S to start combining added video files to a new one.

Avidemux Tutorial - Add Video Effects: Still in the left panel, click on the "Filter" button. You can now choose the effects that you want, from resizing, cropping, labeling, color adding, noise removing, to sharpness adding.

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Avidemux Tutorial - Mute Video: To remove audio from video, load your video from hard disk, and then go to Audio/Main Track.... As shown below, select None in the Audio source list.

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Avidemux Tutorial - Extract Video: In the left Audio panel, select the output audio format, and then go to Audio/Save... to extract audio from your loaded video.

Easy and quick video editing with Avidemux alternative

Wondershare Video Editor is a cross-platform video editing software available in Windows and Mac. It supports videos in all popular formats, like WMV, AVI, MOV, MTS, AVI, MP4, MPG, MPEG, DV, and more. Still images and music files are also supported. So you can add background music to your video with ease. 

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Besides all common video edits like trimming, cropping, rotating, splitting, cutting, compressing, resizing, etc., you may create close-ups, apply mosaic, make picture-in-picture effects, add sensational sounds, and more. You may check the Users' Guide for a detailed view. 

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You can refer to this tutroial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_N3xk9o2zI
How can I add background music to avidemux?
The newest version can handle 4 tracks. You can add new tracks using Audio-> Select Track-> Audio Tracks Configuration.
I am using Avidemux, and have added an audio to my video using Audio -> Select Track option but it plays for the length of the audio. How can i repeat of add another track that plays after the first one. I want to play some audio throughout the video?
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I just wanted to take a second to say I think it's fantastic when anyone does product comparisons. Kudos to you Liza!
I have tinkered with Avidemux, mainly because it's free open-source and I have as PC with Windows 7. Honestly I found it confusing, far more so than your lesson suggests. I need video editing software, so would Wondershare Video Editor be less demanding? I don't do a lot of editing, so I need something simple to figure out because I forget half the steps every time I go back to do more editing.
Hi, guest, maybe you can try this DVD Creator to solve your problem. It embeds all common editing functions, free templates, and allows you to choose the output quality to make it suitable for your DVD disc. More details, please refer to this tutorial. Best regards,
do you have any idea how to use the "auto" formats? i try using auto DVD to convert mp4 files to dvd compatible format but nothing changes. it remains the same and is 13GB way to big for dvd....suggestions