A free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks

Avidemux for Mac

Avidemux for Mac

  -  43.39 MB  -  Open Source
  • Latest Version

    Avidemux 2.8.1 LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    Mac OS X 10.9 or later

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Avidemux for Mac is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. Avidemux for macOS 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.

Features and Highlights
  • Non-linear video editing.
  • Apply filters and effects.
  • Transcode into various formats.
  • Insert or extract audio streams.
  • Subtitle processor.
  • Project system.
  • Powerful scripting capabilities.
  • Graphical or command line interfaces.
  • Video encoders: MPEG-4 AVC, XviD, MPEG-4 ASP, MPEG-2 Video, MPEG-1 Video, DV.
  • Audio encoders: AC-3, AAC, MP3, MP2, Vorbis, PCM.
  • Container: AVI, MPEG-PS/TS, MP4, MKV, FLV, OGM.
Note: Requires 64-bit processor.

Also Available: Download Avidemux for Windows

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What's new in this version:

New Features:
- New HiDPI compatible button set
- Fast method to add partial filters via CTRL+F shortcut
- Audio department improvements
- custom frame rate change (audio stretch with pitch control)
- configurable compressor (DRC)
- 3-band equalizer
- independent channel gain options
- independent channel delay options
- channel remap options
- new downmix options: stereo headphone and headphone virtual surround
- audio track configuration up to 32 tracks
- volume setting is saved upon exit
- Light and dark theme options in View menu
- Option to remember selected resize method in "Resize", "Fit to size" and "Zoom" filters
- New filter: 3D LUT
- New filter: Decimate
- New filter: Arbitrary Rotate
- New video encoder: VideoToolbox HEVC ("ffVTEncHEVC", macOS only)

Other Enhancements:
- HDR tonemapping performance and quality improvements
- Extended file info
- Rotating mouse wheel over buttons to seek by 60 seconds cycles through 1/2/4/60 seconds seek modes
- Support for decoding 8-bit VP9 in hardware via DXVA2 on Windows and via VDPAU on Linux with graphics cards featuring a VP9 decoder
- Buttons to seek to selection start (A) and end (B) in on-the-fly video filter preview
- Logo image in "Add logo" video filter configuration dialog is now scalable, can be repositioned by dragging
- By default, on-the-fly preview in video filter configuration dialogs is now rendered using OpenGL to improve performance in HiDPI conditions

- Crash on copy to clipboard if selection extends to the end of video, a regression introduced in v2.8.0
- Crashes in "Resample FPS" video filter with motion interpolation enabled
- Crash on finishing encoding with the vp9 encoder
- Avidemux falling victim to a crash in VA-API driver triggered by probing on application startup on Linux with some recent hardware
- Crash loading MPEG-TS or MPEG-PS file with MPEG-1 video track and HW decoder via VDPAU enabled
- Wrong number of channels or wrong channel layout with some E-AC3 streams
- Reduced contrast and desaturated colors in loaded BMP images
- Selection starting at zero and ending at the last picture of video cannot be deleted
- Disabling B-frames breaks VideoToolbox HW encoder (macOS only)

- Bundled FFmpeg libraries have been updated to 4.4.2 release