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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 came in second place in our best Linux video editor poll. Although designed as a video editor, many people use Avidemux as a video encoder as well.

Avidemux 2.5.3 was released 2 days ago, the new version bringing:
  • Fixed again partial filter
  • Added support for I420 video decoding
  • H.263 video encoder now supports more profiles
  • mpeg2enc video encoder no longer drops first few frames and now works on Win32
  • The majority of video encoders are now plugins
  • Updated the FFmpeg libraries
  • Updated libass
  • Avsproxy now supports audio
  • All auto wizards are now scripted and available in both interfaces (GTK+ and Qt)
  • Needed files to compile your own plugins on windows (the *sdk*.zip file)
  • Various minor fixes and enhancements


Avidemux 2.5.3 is available @ GetDeb.net repository for Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx users only. If you don't have the GetDeb.net repository added to your sources.list simply download THIS deb package, install it and it automatically adds the GetDeb.net repository.

Then, to install Avidemux 2.5.3, paste this in a terminal:
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install avidemux



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