Free Video Tools
Cut and save video files
VirtualDub is the best tool (I know) to edit videos for free. You can also open MPEG-1 files and save them as AVI file. If you want to cut unwanted parts, 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 - 10.
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 - 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 editor for Linux systems: Screenshot
ffDiaporama - Creator and Editor for Linux and Windows.
CinelerraCV - Another non-linear editor for Linux.
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 videos:
DVDStyler for Linux, Mac and Windows (portable).
DVD Flick for Windows 2000 - 7.
Bombono for Linux and FreeBSD.
Analyze video files
Unable to play various videos? 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 - 10. Screenshots
Download VideoInspector Lite Setup file or portable zipped version.
Another prog to get informations about your media: MediaInfo
Recommendable free converting software:
HandBrake WinFF Transcoder Transmageddon TMPGEnc
Recommendable free Multi-media Players:
VLC Media Player - Very good Media Player for Windows, Android, MAC and Linux.
More Players: SMPlayer MPC-HC GOM Player
Recommendable free codecs: free-codecs.com XviD
Videvo - Royalty free stock video and audio files.