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Offline Colorful Arty

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Suggestions for video editing software
« on: September 10, 2017, 12:03:06 am »
Windows Movie Maker: I am through with you. I could deal with only being allowed to use one audio track at a time, heck I could even deal with you crashing randomly during editing, but I cannot excuse you for corrupting my video every time I perform a video split. >:(

So, I'm looking for good alternate video editing software to use instead. My requirements are:

A) It must be free.
B) I must be able to add at least two audio tracks to a video file at once.
C) It must not crash every two seconds like Movie Maker does now.

Please let me know if you have any recommendations.
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Re: Suggestions for video editing software
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 12:09:04 am »
I use VideoPad editor, it's part of the "video suit" that Debut comes with (but you don't have to get the two at once). It is free. They might try to bug you to get the pay version but trust me; you can get the free one and it's not a trial, even though it says it's a trial. Sometimes there's a message that says you're trial has expired but you can still use it. I've been using it for years now. You look for the one that says "non-commercial use".

I'm not certain if it can add more than one/two audio tracks, but I'm pretty sure it can.  I just checked it can. :)

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Re: Suggestions for video editing software
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 12:10:36 am »
That's what I'm trying right now, and my biggest issue right now is quickly jumping to a specific point in a video to perform a split.
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Re: Suggestions for video editing software
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 12:22:50 am »
The advice from the free/libre software front:

Lucki (Arch's Lix package maintainer) recommends kdenlive, or OpenShot, or, for more a more powerful program, Natron (https://natron.fr/). All these are GUI video editors, are free/libre open-source software, and have Windows versions. Lucki had kdenlive crash, and OpenShot crashed for me sometimes.

I use ffmpeg for truncating video or merging audio, but that's a pure command-line tool. Must google or read documentation for everything you want. On the upside, because ffmpeg is so powerful, you'll find many answers on the internet. And there is no GUI that could crash on you. :lix-evil:

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Re: Suggestions for video editing software
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017, 09:58:14 am »
Have also tried using OpenShot, and I also find it crashes a lot. (On Windows, in my case.)

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Re: Suggestions for video editing software
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2017, 01:01:16 pm »
I too have found that OpenShot does not work well for windows computers at all; it's very slow and crashes quite frequently. Videopad is also a bust, as its trial version only lets you save one video. >:(
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Re: Suggestions for video editing software
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2017, 10:00:19 pm »
I must correct what I said above about VideoPad: turns out it is just a trial and I've only used it enough over the years shortly after my computer is reformatted or getting a new computer that I keep forgetting this.

There is a program called VirtualDub which is free but it's very bare-bones and I've never really tried editing with it because it doesn't have a great user interface. You also need to (most-likely) download codacs for it separately but it does work and can do some very powerfful things.

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Re: Suggestions for video editing software
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2017, 10:04:38 pm »
I used VirtualDub back in the days when I made Repton videos 8-) No complaints about it; the only reason I stopped using it was I stopped using the computer that had it installed.

These days I use Avidemux, which was recommended to me by an LPer on the DROD forums. It's been able to do everything I've needed for my Curse of Saria videos 8-)