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I'm looking for a free and simple video editing software

by x1800yolk / January 27, 2008 3:59 AM PST

I have a samsung sports camcorder, and take the video from that and convert it from it's proprietary format (some unusual avi encoding) using ulead (which crashes frequently, but is the only software that understands the avi codec I have), to .mpg. (side note; the output file is larger than the input. why?) From there, I've been using windows movie maker to rotate the video (it's sideways) and do simple effects. But now, for some reason, it has quit working, and just plays a blank screen with no audio. Anybody know of free, simple video editing software that might work with .mpg? I can also convert to .wmv and .mov, but even windows movie maker doesn't recognize these file types.. Thanks, Brian

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Gimp
by welrdelr / January 29, 2008 9:52 AM PST

Try gimp with gap

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no..
by x1800yolk / January 29, 2008 10:39 AM PST
In reply to: Gimp

That won't help me.

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Not really but
by welrdelr / January 29, 2008 4:18 PM PST
In reply to: no..

The package usually comes with ffmpeg and you can use that to change formats.

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oh
by x1800yolk / January 30, 2008 5:23 AM PST
In reply to: Not really but

thanks!

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I Would Suggest MPEG Streamclip
by compumavengal / February 2, 2008 12:21 PM PST

To convert it into an editable format I would suggest MPEG Streamclip. It is a free program from Squared 5 for Windows and Mac users. http://www.squared5.com/

I use it to convert mp4 and mp2 videos from my flash drive camcorders.
It has been pretty good about convert .avi formats as well.

Once you bring it into the program you can convert it to standard .avi, wvm or .mov. There are other export formats as well.

It will make your life a whole lot easier.

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