Tag Archives: Video Editors

Video Converters, Video Editors and Video Encoders

Video Converters are applications used to change over one video format to another. There are more than 300+ video formats which can be played in distinctive video players for particular reason and to get preferred video quality. Video editors are software used to alter videos by including improvements, cutting and trimming videos, applying music to the videos, creating videos from photographs, split and union videos and so forth. Video encoders are utilized to process or edit video and encoding it to digital video format compatible with most video devices and video players. Here in this page you can get data about various free video converters, editors and encoders.

Free Video Converters – FFMpeg, Transcode

FFMpeg – It is a cross platform video converter used to record, convert, stream video and audio. This multimedia framework helps us to decode, encode, transcode, mux, demux, stream, filter and play different video formats. It supports all famous Operating systems such as Linux, Windows, OS/2, BSD, Solaris, etc.

Original author(s) – Fabrice Bellard
Developer(s) – FFmpeg team
Initial release in December 20, 2000
Written in C and Assembly
Operating system – Windows, OS X, and Linux; may be compiled for other OSes.
Platform – x86, ARM, PowerPC, MIPS, DEC Alpha, Blackfin, AVR32, SH-4, and SPARC; may be compiled for other desktop computers
License LGPL 2.1+, GPL 2+



Website: ffmpeg.org


Transcode is a free software used to transcoding video and audio codecs with command line utilities by converting between different video/audio formats. It basically supports MPEG-1/2, MPEG-4(-part 3) (also DivX and XviD variants), Quicktime / MPEG-PS (dvd) (decode only), MPEG-1-layer-1/2/3 audio, AC3 audio, etc. It Supports only UNIX-like Operating Systems.

Developer(s)     Transcode Team
Stable release     1.1.7 / November 19, 2011
Operating system Unix-like
License GNU GPL v2



Website www.transcoding.org/cgi-bin/transcode

Video Editors


VirtulDub is a free software used for video capturing and processing. This video editing utility software is used for fast linear operation mainly over AVI videos and is compatible with Windows operating systems such as 32-bit and 64-bit platforms (98/ME/NT4/2000/XP/Vista/7). With this tool you can take a captured clip and can trim the video closures, clean up some of the noise, change over it to the best possible frame size, and work out a superior one.

Developer(s)     Avery Lee
Written in Assembly language, C++
Operating system Microsoft Windows

Download http://www.virtualdub.org/download.html

License GNU General Public License

Website www.virtualdub.org

OpenShot Video Editor

Openshot video editor is a free and opensource video editor with the features of creating 3D animation, curve based camera motion, compositing, transitioms, audio mixing and vector titles. This software is developed for Linux Operating system. It supports wide range of  video, audio, and image formats. You can apply digital video effects such as including brightness, gamma, hue, greyscale, chroma key (bluescreen / greenscreen), and over 20 other video effects.

Original author(s) Jonathan Thomas
Developer(s) Jonathan Thomas, Andy Finch, Helen McCall, Olivier Girard, Karlinux, TJ
Written in Python
Operating system Linux



License: GNU GPL v3

Website: openshot.org

Video Encoders


Avidemux is a free and open-source video editor and encoder used for video editing, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file formats such as AVI, DVD compatible MPEG, MP4, ASF and variety of codecs. This Video encoder supports Linux, Windows, OS X, and BSD operating systems.

Developer(s) – “Mean”, “Gruntster” and “Fahr”
Written in C++
Operating system – Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, BSD
Platform – IA-32 and x64
Available in – English, Czech, French, Italian and German



License: GNU General Public License

Website: www.avidemux.org


HandBrake is a free and open source Video transcoding tool for converting video from nearly any format to mostly used modern video codecs. HandBrake is muliplatform which supports Mac, Windows, and Linux. It can be used to ripping a film from DVD to storage device very easily. Various input formats supported by this tool is DVD video, Matroska, AVI, MP4, MPEG TS, M2TS. Various Output formats supported are MP4, iTunes Video, MKV, H.264, AAC, MP3, Doblby Digital (AC-3), DTS, Vorbis, etc

Original author(s) Eric “titer” Petit
Developer(s) HandBrake community
Written in Objective-C, C, C#
Operating system Windows XP and later, OS X 10.6 and later, Ubuntu
Platform IA-32, x64



License GNU GPLv2+ (Third-party components have their own licenses)

Website handbrake.fr

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