Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 7th Dec 2003 07:44 UTC
Multimedia, AV My husband and I are thinking of buying the Canon Optura Xi camcorder soon (in our opinion, the best DV camera at this range). Because I run so many OSes I always have 'embedded' in me this "thing" to only buy supported hardware by the major OSes. I am sure Optura's DV part will work fine with some Linux tools, but then what? How do I easily edit my... masterpiece and burn DVDs or VCDs via an integrated solution and send them to our families in Greece and France?
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RE: Avidemux
by Adam Lassek on Mon 8th Dec 2003 23:39 UTC

While avidemux may seem weird to you, it was written that way for a reason. There is a very useful video encoding tool for Windows called Virtualdub, available at

This is not only an application I find the most useful for encoding video, it is also licensed under the GPL. The UI for avidemux is basically a copy of Vdub.

Virtualdub, however, is not a video editor. You can do editing, but it is only a linear editor and quite painful to do anything but the most simple of cutting and pasting. What Vdub is good at is capturing and encoding video.