I not to big into video editing but dabble in it from time to time. I found this program easy to set up. Almost everything you need to know is on the main screen. Some preference may need to be changed based on what you are looking to achieve but the default pretty much are spot on. It uses a lot of the system defaults so minimal configuration is needed.
Overall it have a number of codec and modified .MP4 and .AVI files with ease. The more you use it the faster you can get what you want done.
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Avidemux could use a few more codecs.
A (few) transition filters and easy movie begin and end titles would make it as good as complete to me.
Accepts the most common codecs and you can save your movie as e.g. mpeg2-PS(vob), which makes burning a video DVD afterwards (with another app) easier.
Avidemux appears to be the ultimate editor, but...
The problems begin immediately, because it's the only editor whose audio and video are almost always out of synch (when they weren't in to raw video), and often wildly so. You can easily adjust synchronization by typing in the milliseconds of difference, but it can be very tedious to find the exact amount, and you'd better do it before you edit anything (you'll see why in a moment).
The editing itself is precise, and different button sets make it easy to move back and forth - better than all other free editors. But once you've finished, the easy part ends.
"Copy" to the same format is very fast if you've done everything right, but for conversion, you'd better know exactly what format and codec go together or you'll get an error message until you find the right combination.
And when you do, you may then get the worst error message of all - one that tells you you haven't started on a "key frame." In that case, you have no choice but to start over. In fact, if you want to change any edit you can't undo it - you have to undo ALL of them - and start over.
Little quirks involve having to name the new file yourself, and there's no button to delete a scene, you have to right click and select "delete" from the menu. And if you want to do something like cropping the video, processing then can become amazingly slow.
So while this is the most full-featured editor out there, I've given up on it until it becomes more user friendly.
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