VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility for 32-bit Windows platforms (95/98/ME/NT4/2000/XP), licensed under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is streamlined for fast linear operations over video. It has batch-processing capabilities for processing large numbers of files and can be extended with third-party video filters. VirtualDub is mainly geared toward processing AVI files, although it can read (not write) MPEG-1 and also handle sets of BMP images.
I basically started VirtualDub in college to do some quick capture-and-encoding that I wanted done; from there it's basically grown into a more general utility that can trim and clean up video before exporting to tape or processing with another program. I released it on the web and others found it useful, so I've been tinkering around with its code ever since. If you have the time, please download and enjoy.
Modified versions of VirtualDub:
- VirtualDubMod - A popular modified version of VirtualDub with improved stream handling and other features
- VirtualDub MPEG-2 - modified to support MPEG-2/ASF/WMV input
For your VirtualDub questions, please refers to our VirtualDub Forum, and let our resident experts answer them for you.
The official change log for version 1.8.5 (Build 29963) is as follows:
- [bugs fixed]
- Capture: Fixed a possible crash when loading device settings.
- [regressions fixed]
- Video filters which used GDI rendering in in-place mode but only requested a DC for one buffer now work.