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How to Cut/Split Video using Avidemux

Avidemux is a graphical tool to edit videos. It can open AVI, openDML, MPEG, Nuppelvideo, and BMPs. Most common codecs are supported (M-JPEG, MPEG, DivX, Xvid, huffyuv, WMA, etc.) thanks to libavcodec and libmpeg2. Video can be edited, cut, appended, filtered (resize/crop/denoise), and re-encoded to either AVI (MPEG4/MJPEG) or MPEG 1/2. The Spidermonkey Javascript engine is used to give powerful scripting capabilities.

OpenSuse user can use "1-click" installer to install Avidemux
OpenSuse 11.1 - here
OpenSuse 11.0 - here
After sucessfull installation, open the application (Start >> Application >> Multimedia)

For Ubuntu user, Avidemux can install easily by opening the console and typing
sudo apt-get install avidemux
Once installed, you will find on the menu Applications / Sound & Video / Avidemux

To split a file or a section of a file do the following.
Open and select the file you want to split (File / Open).

Then, with the bar below, select the point where we want to start our video and clicking on the letter A using icon  A and mark point B  B where you want to end (cut) your video (as shown in the figure below)

Finally from the menu select File / Save / Save Video


Anonymous said...

Just use straight ffmpeg or HandBrake. :^) The Avi container is dead...

Germán said...

Doing this totally messes up the audio sync :/

Anonymous said...

yep. the video plays too fast when you cut it that way. are there any ways to deal with the problem!?

Anonymous said...

A solution for the problem with the audio is using an audio codec instead of the "copy" option (default), configure it if needed and that's it, then save the video. I hope this helps.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, that is very useful. I was having the same problem, and you have just saved me a lot of hassle.

DarkGreiga said...

if I can give some suggestions, choose the MP3 codec with max (9) quality. It works well for me :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks this worked great!
I got the sound to sync with the vid by doing this:
Video: Copy
Audio: AC3
Format AVI
Use A and B to set beginning and end.
Now I need to find the instructions to learn a lot more.

Anonymous said...

If you are using an AVI file do not unpack it. The video will get very laggy if you do that.

Anonymous said...

I know this is a pretty old post but thank you anyway!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the help. The mp4 video came out clear, and the sound is fine as well.

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