Avidemux
Avidemux
2.7.8
3.5
0.0
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Avidemux for Mac

31 March 2021

Video editor for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks.

What is Avidemux for Mac

Avidemux is a free video editor designed for simple cutting, filtering and encoding tasks. It 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. You can even cut .ts video streams, recorded by a satellite receiver, without re-encoding the video stream!

What's new in Avidemux

Version 2.7.8:
New Features:
  • Many new video filters added by courtesy of szlldm
  • A dedicated MOV muxer is now available, replacing silent fallback to MOV muxing mode within the MP4 muxer.
  • A subset of color info relevant for HDR support is retained in copy mode when both input and output video are stored in Matroska / WebM containers. Settings to add or override color info have been added to MKV and WebM muxers.
  • The indexer in the MPEG-TS demuxer now detects resolution changes in MPEG-2 and H.264 streams which are entirely unsupported and suggests aborting indexing. If the user chooses to continue, it records file offsets of all resolution changes to the log. This allows advanced users to split the file at these offsets using other tools like head and tail into chunks which can be processed with Avidemux.
  • YUV varieties of the lossless Ut Video codec are supported now for decoding and encoding via bundled FFmpeg libraries. Uncompressed 24-bit audio is now supported for a subset of file formats.
  • Limited support for 7.1 channel layout. Decode and stream copy support for XLL substream in DTS audio tracks.
  • Audio properties are now updated on resuming playback. This allows to start saving after an audio format change. When audio format changes during playback, the FFmpeg-based audio decoder will output silence and keep format rather than producing garbage.
  • An option to keep the identity of markers A and B instead of swapping them automatically has been added to Preferences.
  • The keyboard shortcut for "Delete" action has been made customizable with alternative keyboard shortcuts enabled.
Other Enhancements:
  • Multi-threaded video decoding is now available for the bundled FFmpeg. On powerful multi-core CPUs, this can drastically improve decoding performance. A maximum of 8 threads can be created, but a conservative custom upper limit of 4 is recommended. Values above 8 cause decoding failures. Multi-threaded decoding and HW accelerated decoding are mutually exclusive, changes require application restart to have effect.
  • The maximum supported resolution has been increased to 8192x8192
  • The bundled FFmpeg has been updated to the 4.2.4 release.
  • Non-standard display aspect ratios can be configured in MP4 muxer by specifying display width.
  • MP4 muxer accepts now MPEG-1 and MPEG-2.
  • The configuration dialog of the x265 video encoder plugin enjoyed massive cleanup and refactoring by Trent Piepho , more Adaptive
  • Quantization Variance methods have been added.
  • Python interface has been substantially extended, includes now methods to query segment properties, the number and filenames of loaded videos, PTS of keyframes, methods to seek to time with preview updated, to open file dialogs filtered by extension and a built-in method to split filename extension from a given path.
  • Scripting shell now supports unicode characters.
  • On macOS, files can be loaded via Finder context menu or by dropping them onto Avidemux icon in the dock.
  • On Linux, Jobs GUI and the CLI executable can be launched from AppImage by creating a symlink with _jobs or _cli in filename respectively and running the AppImage via this symlink.
Bugfixes:
  • Rate control was broken in some video encoders, especially in VP9 and in NVENC-based encoders, fixed now.
  • Multiple issues in cut point checks for H.264 and HEVC streams in copy mode, leading to incorrect check results, were identified and resolved.
  • The first two frames of external AC3 or EAC3 audio tracks are not dropped anymore. This regression from enhanced protection against false positives, added 3 years ago, has been finally identified and fixed.
  • Indexing of MPEG-TS files with HEVC video was broken when video stream lacked access unit delimiters. The issue was identified and fixed right after 2.7.7 had been tagged as released and is the reason why version 2.7.7 was superseded by 2.7.8.
  • VU meter was grossly ahead of audio output on Windows, now it is just a tiny little bit ahead.
  • Numerous other fixes and overall polish.
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Marko85
Marko85
Apr 9 2021
2.7.8
4.0
Apr 9 2021
4.0
Version: 2.7.8
This page says "OS X 10.10.0 or later", but when you go to their page the only 2.7.8 version of the app for macOS they have requires Catalina (and I did try to download it to see would it maybe run on earlier versions, but it just tells you that it requires Catalina or newer version of macOS)... it seems kind of preposterous when some app that doesn't really seem to need some Catalina specific frameworks like CoreML3 or something similar is just requiring Catalina like that, even though it probably doesn't really need anything which isn't available on earlier versions of macOS... and if they only have one Mac that is running Catalina to test the app on, instead of deciding to just require Catalina, they could have just installed an earlier version on a different partition or at least in a VM if that Mac was too new to support installing a version before Catalina on another partition... Many Mac users will probably stay on Mojave or High Sierra for a while because of the 32-bit support (there might not be many apps that are 32-bit only and didn't get an update to 64-bit that many users need, but if someone really needs some app and it doesn't have a 64-bit version, one such app could be enough to make someone stay on Mojave, until someone can find a suitable replacement for it)... and if some app doesn't really need any frameworks that are only available on Catalina and Big Sur, it shouldn't try to make users upgrade to Catalina and Big Sur to use it.
Dee8
Dee8
Jan 19 2021
2.7.6
5.0
Jan 19 2021
5.0
Version: 2.7.6
If what you want to do is just trim video, this is very easy to use.
The_Blinded
The_Blinded
Apr 28 2020
2.7.4
2.0
Apr 28 2020
2.0
Version: 2.7.4
When I use this app I always have some problems... I used to use it a lot, now I’ve abandoned it.
Aargl
Aargl
Feb 15 2017
2.6
3.0
Feb 15 2017
3.0
Version: 2.6
The last version running on OS 10.9 is 2.6.14.
The most recent ones are all labelled "Sierra_64Bits", including the last 2.6.18, so I suppose they only run in that OS.
N.B.: version number only shows in the app, not in the Finder
Aargl
Aargl
May 24 2016
2.6
3.0
May 24 2016
3.0
Version: 2.6
Current version is 2.6.10. I haven't found any compatibility information but as the file name contains ML, guess what... ;-) At least, I can say it works in OS 10.9.5. A not very intuitive XP like GUI but it works for simple trimming, cutting or concatenating. Don't forget to specify the output format before saving. ;-) I haven't found many free apps to concatenate mp4 files without having to save them in a different format but this is one of them (the other one is SmartCutter — not present in MU and with an even more XP look than Avidemux! :-D).
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  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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