How to Edit Videos With Avidemux

Avidemux is one good video editing software that we used regularly to edit our videos. It is free, cross-platforms and supports simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. One of the most important thing is that it is easy to use. Even if you are a novice, or do not have any experience in editing videos, you can still use it like a professional and perform all the cutting, joining, reformatting, resizing, encoding with your videos effortlessly.

Avidemux supports many file types, including AVI, DVD compatible MPEG files, MP4 and ASF. Tasks can also be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.

In this article, we are going to show you how to:

1. Remove audio from a video file.

2. Remove the video component and save the audio part.

3. Add extra effects to your video

4. Resizing and reformatting your video.

5. Cutting a video clippings from a video file.

Download Avidemix from here.

Remove Audio from a Audio-Video file (Save only Video file)

1. In the toolbar, click on the top left folder icon and load the video file from your hard drive.

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2. Click on “Audio” in toolbar. Select “Main Track” and then “None” to mute the audio.

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3. Click on the Save icon to save the output.

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Remove Video from a Audio-Video file (Save only Audio file)

1. Load a video file.

2. Click on the Audio option in the left panel and select your preferred audio format. Optionally, you can also click on the “Configure” button to change the output bit rate.

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3. Now, click on the “Audio” option in the menubar and select “Save”.

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Adding extra effects to your video

1. Load the video file.

2. Select the output file extension from the Video option in the left panel.

3. Still in the left panel, click on the “Filter” button. You can now choose the effects that you want, from labeling, color adding, noise removing, sharpness adding to resizing.

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4. Once you are done with the effects, save the video file.

Video Resizing and Reformatting:

1. Load the video file and click on “Tool” at menu bar.

2 Click on “Calculator”. Select your preferred video format and size. Save the output.

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Video Cutting:

1. Load the video file.

2. At the bottom of the window, there are two options: A and B. Click on A to select the start point from where you want to cut the video and B to select the end of the clip.

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3. Click on “File” in toolbar and then select “Save” option. Finally select “Save Video” to save the output clippings.

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The above tricks are not a good representation of what Avidemux can do, but they are sufficient for any novices to play around with their video files.

What other Avidemux’s tricks do you know? Tell us about it below.

20 comments

  1. Well I must say “thank you” very much for this simple and small tutorial to use Avidemux… I was wondering the other day how to cut the video clipping.

  2. Hi

    I know how I put single files together but.. how do I work with a bunch in order to have a nicely done clip in the end? Is it only possible to add one file to another? Is there no timeline where I can move single files around like at Windows Movie Maker or Avid, put it here, shorten it there, see what it looks like?
    It is like I already have to know exactly what my clip or movie is going to look like in the end..? Haven’t found any answer to my question. -.-

  3. VISual Hub does it. ffmpegx is supposed to do it, but I have never been able to get it to work on this problem.

  4. it is a very nice site. could please let me know if i want to cut like 57-60 minutes of a movie should i play upto 57 minutes or is there any easier way(their must be)

    • You can use the A/B setting to cut the video to the length you want. Drag A to the starting point where you want to cut and B to the end point. Then go to save the video as a new file.

  5. Great Program, However when I save a clip that I’ve selected to fade in from black and then fade out to black. Everything works great except the audio.
    If I want a fade-in at the beginning and a fade-out at the end, wouldn’t it make sense to apply the filter to the audio Too.
    Frustated, I guess I’ll continue using Avisynth coupled with virtualDubMod

  6. When I edit a video file and come to save it, the save window doesn’t suggest a file type to save the edited file. So, after editing, I find that the file that I save is not of the same format or file type as the original. Do you have any suggestions on how to fix this?

    • Yes, Rename the file like this…. then end with .AVI
      Example: my video.AVI This should work. It worked for me…

  7. In filter condition how can i save that effect to video.am not getting how to use options like configure and save script
    please provide a solution…………..

  8. hi, I just use Avidemux to do a simple trimming of the frames at the beginning and at end of a avi video. It plays well in Avidemux. But when I save it in an avi file. It looks horrible at the beginning of the video and all others look good. Please see the pict! Many thanks!

  9. I’m having a problem saving the video in such a way that I can view it later. I added the .avi extension to the end of the file name and it switched to an ave file, but it still wouldn’t play. Any suggestions on how the save the video so it can be viewed later?

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