• 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. If you want, you can also resize and edit colors, contrast and more.
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
Other editors for Linux, Windows and MAC OS X: Lightworks and Shotcut.
OpenShot - Video and Audio Editor for Linux. 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.
Free Video Editor for Windows 2000 - 8.
AVI Trimmer - Editor for AVI and MKV for Windows
XMedia Recode - Converter and cutter for Windows. Screenshots
MPEG Streamclip - Editor and Converter for Mac and Windows.
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