• Free Video Tools •
VirtualDub (Open Source)
VirtualDub is the best tool (I know) to edit AVI video files for free. You can also open MPEG-1 files to edit and save them as AVI file. If you want to cut unwanted parts of a video file, you have to place the markers (Menu bar - Edit) at the begin and end of the unwanted parts and press Ctrl+X. To create a new file from several clips, open the first clip, place the slider at the end and click File - Append AVI segment to append the next clip to the current one. You can also resize and edit colors, contrast and more. If you have the DIVX codec installed on your system, you can save your video files as AVI wiz DIVX compression.
Compatible with Windows 98 - 7.
Download 32-bit or 64-bit version: SourceForge
Naturally you can use VirtualDub also on your portable devices such as your USB-Sticks. If you want, do it with the help of e.g. PStart or get VirtualDub from PortableApps.
The VirtualDub Homepage and the Support Forum.
Other free video editing applications:
Avidemux - Video editor for Linux, Windows and MAC OS X. Screenshots
OpenShot - Video and Audio Editor for Linux. Screenshots
Kino - Edit DV files from digital cameras (Linux and BSD). Screenshots
PiTiVi - A non-linear video editor for Linux systems: Screenshot
ffDiaporama - Video Creator and Editor for Linux and Windows.
CinelerraCV - Another non-linear video editor for Linux.
HandBrake - Converter for Linux, Mac and Windows: Screenshot
WinFF - Converter for Linux and Windows: Screenshot
Transmageddon - Converter for UNIX/Linux: Screenshot
XMedia Recode - Converter and cutter for Windows. Screenshots
Editor and Converter for Mac and Windows: MPEG Streamclip
Cutter for MPEG1 and MPEG2 (Windows Vista/7, 32/64-bit, .Net 3.5 SP1): Cuttermaran
Editor for AVI and MKV (Windows): AVI Trimmer
Make your own Video DVD with Menus, using your video files:
DVDStyler for Linux, Mac and Windows (portable).
DVD Flick for Windows 2000 - 7.
Bombono for Linux and FreeBSD.
Unable to play various video files? Maybe you need only the right codec to play them! Which codec? VideoInspector will show you which codec you need and provides informations about filesize and lenght, framerate, resolution, completeness, and bitrate. Supported formats: AVI, Matroska, MPEG I, MPEG II and MOV for Quicktime. More than 30 Languages are integrated.
For Windows XP - 8. Screenshots
Download VideoInspector as Setup file or within a Zip archive.
Anoter prog to get informations about your media: MediaInfo