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Avidemux offers a free solution for video editing and encoding, less confusing than other similar softwares for a newbie.
Avidemux is a free open source video editor that is available on multiple platforms.
It allows the cutting of video sequences, applying filters and encoding. Avidemux supports many formats, including AVI, MPEG-2, MP4, MKV or ASF using many codecs ( H263 , MPEG4 , XviD or x264 for video, Blade, FAAC , Vorbis , WAV, including AC3 for audio ), the creation of projects including several encoding tasks , or adding many filters ( deinterlacing , cropping , subtitles ... ) with management scripts.
Tasks can be automated thanks to projects in the queue and the ability to create scripts.
Everything is easily accessible: the choice of audio and video codecs, adding filters or preview the video and setting benchmarks for start and end .
Encoder:Add LibVA based HW accelerated H.264 encoder (Intel/Linux).
Decoder:Fix last frames of video not retrieved from decoder.
Decoder:Implement hardware accelerated decoding of H.264 on macOS.
Decoder:Fix keyframe-based navigation in field-encoded MPEG-2 video.
Demuxer:Fix crash in the Matroska demuxer with high bitrate audio.
Demuxer:Fix too short duration reported for MKV and MP4 with B-frames.
Demuxer:Fix PTS delay calculation in the Matroska demuxer.
Demuxer:Fix audio delay ignored by the Mp4 demuxer.
Muxer:Improve resilience of FFmpeg based muxers against decode timestamps irregularities.
Muxer:Allow to force display aspect ratio in the configuration of the MP4 muxer.
Muxer:Fix crash in the AVI muxer on switch to OpenDML.
Images:Add PNG export, fix wrong colors with some colorspaces.
Images:Add feature to export selection as JPEG images.
Editor:Fix AVI with H.264 / HEVC without B-frames being not seekable.
Editor:Make AVI with H.264 / HEVC containing B-frames seekable by decoding the entire video.
New Filter:Still Image: generate video of specified duration out of a single image.
Filter:Make eq2 video filter partializable * Filter:Implement fade-in / fade-out transition for "Add logo".
UI:Display selection duration in the UI, move filter preview toggle to the toolbar.
UI:Warn right away if an edit would result in cuts being not on keyframes.
UI:Improve time chooser dialog.
Audio:Add Opus encoder.
Audio:Allow LPCM in FFmpeg-based muxers.
Audio:Show duration for external audio tracks.
Miscellaneous:Improved overall polish and stability.