Earlier, we covered video editing applications for AVI files, including Solveig Multimedia AVITrimmer
, which allow users to crop video length without having to encode video files. There are numerous video converters available out there that can trim a wide range of video formats, but require third-party codecs to convert video files in order to crop the videos. Free Video Dub
is an application to edit AVI, DivX, Xvid, MPEG4, MOV, M4V, MPG, FLV, and MPEG 1 & MPEG 2 including both transport and program stream without requiring you to encode the video. Moreover, it includes numerous track navigation controls to grab the frame you want to crop out from the video. Apart from jump to next and previous frame options, it can browse through the video by scenes, letting you quickly crop multiple scenes from video file.
We require installing a number of applications for opening different kinds of files. Installing too many applications can slows down system performance and can become quite a hassle to install and manage each of them. Open Freely
is a standalone application which can open any kind of document, media or compressed file. Once you have installed Open Freely, you will no longer require installing any media player, image or PDF viewer, compressed archive manager, etc. Open Freely can open up to 100 file formats of variable file types, including popular images, video/audio, documents, and compression formats. Other than acting as a file viewer, it also provides a number of other features such as image cropping, document editing, file extraction and the ability to save file types in multiple file formats.
is a free tool to help you create video slideshows from unlimited number of photos. The converted pictures can be customized with available effects, subtitles, transitions, animations, and more. Foto2AVI supports external audio tracks for creating video slideshows with complimentary audio to add vigor to your sideshows. Although the application's name is Foto2AVI, however, other than AVI, the supported video formats (for creating video sideshows) also include, MKV, MP4, MPEG and FLV. Support for Dolby Surround Sound 5.1 is also available, as well as integrated audio editing. Foto2AVI also has option to create video slideshows in HD formats.
We require installing many standalone applications for viewing videos, photos, listening to music and opening documents of various formats. But what if one application can open all kinds of files? Free Opener
is an application that does just that. It supports a large number of file extension, including video, audio, document and image formats.Once you install this app, you will no longer need a PDF viewer, multimedia player or an app for opening compressed files.
Many users prefer downloading files in AVI format as they are easier to transcode in other formats (e.g. VOB which is a DVD format). An AVI file basically contains audio and/or video data for synchronous playback of audio with video. However, the problem with AVI files is that they can be heavier as compared to some other formats. For instance lighter MKV files can be high in quality despite retaining its playback quality, but the the latter often results in transcoding issues and is not supported by many transcoding applications. To avoid AVI files from consuming too much space on your hard drive, a solution can be to compress them with AVI ReComp
. It allows re-compressing AVI files and provides the option to insert subtitles for the compressed video. It’s installation pack contains many required components such as VirtualDubMod, AviSynth and Xvid. This way users can compress their downloaded AVI files, compress them and later transcode them for a media device (e.g. DVD) which can enable them to add more media to a single device and conserve hard disk space for the stored files. AVI ReComp provides detailed information about the encoded file and also provides video tweaking options like cropping of black borders of the video.
is an easy to use desktop recorder that can record both desktop video and audio in AVI format. It can be used for creating CBT (Computer Based Training) videos, presentations, project demos, and tutorials. You can choose to not just record the screencast but also create a video from webcam and record sound from the attached device(s), e.g. microphone.
is a free open source video editing tool designed to cut, filter and encode videos to numerous formats. It is quite popular in the open source community but underrated elsewhere. It supports a huge set of file types, including popular formats, such as, AVI, MPEGs, MP4 and ASF, using a variety of codecs. Read More
We have covered some audio extractors in the past but nothing like GikSoft's Free Audio Extractor
. If you are looking to convert Flv, Mp4, Avi, Wmv, Asf, Mov, Mp3, Wma, M4a, Aac, Wav or Mp2 media files to different audio formats (Mp3, Wav, Ogg, Flac, and Wma), then this application is for you. So why this tool, you may ask? The straightforward user interface, fast processing speed, and option to extract and convert any segment of the media, makes it a must-have utility. Don't take our word, give it a shot yourself. The guys at GikSoft are also behind the useful Free Media Capture
utility that we covered back in Summer, 2010.
Solveig Multimedia AVITrimmer
is a multi-lingual AVI trimmer. As name implies it is designed solely to cut AVI media files whilst providing a simple viewer which allow users to cut the video with precison. It has a simple interface and offers all the necessary options to cut down the AVI file as desired.
Do you have a large sequence of Jpeg images and would like to create a time-lapse movie out of them? Luckily, I have found a tool that does exactly this.
PhotoLapse is a free portable tool for Windows that can create a movie in avi format from large sequence of jpg images. All you have to do is to browse the directories where the images are located and add them to the list. Next, you can check/uncheck the images that you would like to include/not include in the video. You can also mark every 2nd, 3rd, or any number of frame, which makes it easier to include less images in the video, thus saving the total video size. Read More
SolveigMM AVI Trimmer is an excellent little tool that trims the AVI videos instantly. It supports all kind of AVI videos of any size or content. Whether you are looking forward to edit the videos for YouTube or edit some family videos, I highly recommend this tool. See how it can edit videos instantly below. Read More
Did you download some AVI video and later found that it was corrupted? Most people will download it again, which is useless since it will waste more time. DivFix++
is a free opensource software that repairs your video instantly by checking and fixing the errors automatically.
In my last post I discussed about downloading specific files from inside zip or rar archive with LoadScout. Another useful feature of this app is that it lets you download and play a small portion of any mp3 or avi file for free.
Suppose you want to download a high quality audio podcast in mp3 format that is of 100mb. You can download and play a small portion of this podcast and decide whether you like it or not. If you like it then you can go ahead and download the whole podcast or just find the next podcast. In similar way, suppose you want to download a video(in avi format), instead of downloading the whole video, you can download a small portion and play it to see if it’s the right video for you. Read More
Do you want to store videos from DVDs to your local drive in your computer without loosing the quality? HandBrake is one software that lets you convert the videos from DVDs without loosing much quality and since it is an open source project, it will always remain in development for further improvement and updates. It lets you rip and convert DVDs or video files to MPEG-4 video formats including .mp4, .avi, .ogm and even .mkv. This application is available for Windows, Mac OSX and Ubuntu Linux. Read More
Have you ever watched a movie with a fantastic piece of soundtrack? Like I did, when I watched “Into the Wild”, its soundtrack was awesome, Wouldn't it be great if we could make an MP3 file to play on our computer? As long as we don't infringe on copyrighted material, there's a great selection of audio extraction tools that we can use to generate digital audio files from video, for this purpose, AoA Audio Extractor is a powerful tool for video to audio file conversion. Read More