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Avidemux — a free video editor

avidemux [options]

avidemux_gtk [options]

avidemux_cli [options] [files ...]

Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It supports many file types, including AVI, MPG (VCD, SVCD), DVD compatible MPEG, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Tasks can be automated using projects, job queue and powerful scripting capabilities.

Homepage: http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/

run in silent mode
list all filters by name
load and run a script
activate normalization with mode
resample to num Hz
load a filter preset
load a codec configuration
set to VCD resolution
set to SVCD resolution
set to DVD resolution
set to 1/2 DVD resolution
save to a jpeg file
set start frame
set end frame
save as avi file, unpacking vop
save as avi file, packing vop
save as ogm file
save audio as-is
save as raw video stream (mpeg/... )
save as uncompressed audio
load video or workbench
load workbench file
append a video
save as avi file
save as workbench file
Force detection of bframe in next loaded file
Force use of alternate read mode for h264
Force detection of packed vop in next loaded file
Engage smart copy mode with CQ=3 at next save
load external mpeg audio as audio track
load external ac3 audio as audio track
load external wav audio as audio track
load external wav audio as audio track
set audio time shift in ms (+ or -)
build audio map (MP3 VBR)
set audio encoding bitrate
set frames per second
set audio codec (MP2/MP3/AC3/NONE (WAV PCM)/TWOLAME/COPY)
set video codec (Divx/Xvid/FFmpeg4/VCD/SVCD/DVD/XVCD/XSVCD/COPY)
set video codec conf (cq=q|cbr=br|2pass=size)[,mbr=br][,matrix=(0|1|2|3)]
reuse 2pass logfile if it exists
set post processing default value, value (1=hdeblok|2=vdeblock|4=dering) and strength (0-5)
Create vobsub file (vobfile vosubfile ifofile)
split every num MBytes
show information about loaded video and audio streams
try to generate required index files
set output format (AVI|OGM|ES|PS|AVI_DUAL|AVI_UNP|...), often named as container format
rebuild index with correct frame type
set a variable i.e. '--var myvar=3'
print a quick help
exit the program quickly
Probe for PAT//PMT..

1. Start avidemux and open any video file.
2. Configure you own encoding settings.
3. Save the settings as project (File -> Save project as...) with suffix ".js".
4. Quit avidemux.
5. Open the project file in a simple editor and delete useless lines.
* You need the first line "//AD" and the line "app = new Avidemux()"
* and the encoding settings beginning with "app.video.codec(...)".
6. Save this script file with suffix ".js" in the user directory "~/.avidemux/custom".
7. This custom script is now available in avidemux under the menu item "Custom".

For more information see Avidemux Wiki at http://www.avidemux.org/admWiki/ and Forum at http://www.avidemux.org/admForum/.

Avidemux sources and executables are available from the project web site at http://avidemux.sourceforge.net/.

Avidemux was written by Mean <fixounet@free.fr>. Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

This manual page was original written by Joo Martin <debian@joomart.de>, for the Debian system (but may be used by others).

May 30, 2007 Avidemux 2.4