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There are a lot of Linux video editors and more are coming (VLMC, Lombard) but I've always found Avidemux to be as simple as it gets and never fail doing what I want (I usually just cut some parts of a video, add some audio, etc). Others will also find OpenShot easy to use. But you should really give Avidemux a try.

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 2.5.2


The new Avidemux 2.5.2 was released about a week ago, and it includes the following changes and new features:


  • Re-enabled Vorbis decoder (regression introduced 2.5.0)
  • Improved channel mapping of multichannel DTS
  • Updated FFmpeg libraries
  • Added support for latest x264 core and updated Qt interface
  • Added support for H264 video, VP6A video and AAC audio in FLV container
  • Improved MKV demuxer
  • New Colour Curve Editor plugin for Qt interface
  • Various GUI fixes for GTK+ and Qt interface
  • Added support for SEDG and WMVA four CCs
  • Various fixes related to Xvid settings
  • And a lot more

Full changelog


Avidemux 2.5.2 is now available on GetDeb.net so you can easily install it in Ubuntu Karmic. If you don't have the GetDeb repository, simply download THIS .deb package and after running it, the GetDeb repository will be added to your sources.list automatically.

Then, simply either install Avidemux, or upgrade:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install avidemux
or:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade


For other Linux distributions and Windows, see Avidemux download page.