Free Video Editor?

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  1. Someone

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    Hi

    Is there a good free video editor that preferably works with flv or MPEG2?

    I tried VirtualDub but it didn't seem to be able to load those file types.

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  4. pandlouk

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    The best alternative to VirtualDub is VirtualDub with the correct plug-ins! :p :cool:

    Mpeg2 Plugin

    FLV Plugin

    Panagiotis
     
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    Virtual Dub is excellent, comes in x64 version which just flies on quad core PCs.
     
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    Hi

    Thanks for the suggestion! But I downloaded the flv one and put it in the plugins folder but it still can't load flv files! I think I'm missing something...

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    You 're welcome :)

    Make sure that you unzip it and put the file FLVInputDriver.vdplugin in the plugins directory.

    Make sure that you run VirtualDub 1.8.0 or 1.8.1 since the plugin does not work with earlier versions.
     
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    Hi

    I did that but it still doesn't work. I tried with 1.8.0 and 1.8.1.

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    Probably you are missing the VP6 or VP7 codecs (they are commonly used in flv video containers).

    Download the latest k-lite codec pack from
    http://www.free-codecs.com/download/K_Lite_Codec_Pack.htm
    http://www.codecguide.com/

    prefer the full pack (it has not only the decoders but includes most of the encoders too) and since you want to do videoediting you will find it very usefull.

    Panagiotis
     
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    Hi

    Is K Lite Mega Codec Pack the same thing?

    And with the install, is the default options OK?

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    Hi

    I installed it and now VirtualDub can open flv files. However, all the features are gone! I can't edit it or do anything. Viewing it is the only thing I can do. Is this normal?

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    Someone, you should consider first using a converter to convert your flv files, and then edit them.Any video converter free version works fine : link http://www.any-video-converter.com/products/for_video_free/

    About video editing software, I never found any of the free ones satisfacting, some people are saying that Jahshaka is good but I found it rather confusing. You may try it http://jahshaka.org/
     
  15. pandlouk

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    Yes is normal. For eiting them you must first convert(remux) the FLV files into AVI.
    Select:
    Video -> Direct stream copy
    Audio -> Direct stream copy
    and then
    File -> Save as AVI
    It will take some seconds to remux it in the AVI format. After that open that AVI and you can edit it as you like. ;)
     
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    Ah, thanks very much!
     
  17. Someone

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    Hi

    But if I convert it several times i wouldn't lose any quality right?

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    Not much, from what I tried. Usually converting in avi doesn't make a big quality difference. You may also try in wmv. I have converted flv-avi-wmv-flv and not seen a big quality difference. Anyway, See by yourself.:)
     
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    OK. Thanks! :)
     
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