Avidemux FAQ – General Information

General

How do I know what version/revision I’m using?

Where do I find the log file?

I can’t hear any sound in Avidemux

I compiled Avidemux for Linux but there is no support for feature *** or decoder/encoder ***

Avidemux won’t open my DV or miniDV file

How do I know what version/revision I’m using?

If for some reason you don’t know or don’t remember, you can see this in the Help > About … menu. You should see the major.minor version, along with the exact revision number (rXXXX). At the time of writing (2009-07-28), the latest version available is Avidemux v'2‘.'5‘ (r'5152‘).

Where do I find the log file?

The log file ('admlog.txt‘), along with the crash project file created by avidemux when it b0rks ('crash.js‘), can be found in the '%APPDATA%/avidemux‘ folder. Entering %APPDATA%/avidemux/admlog.txt directly in the windows explorer address bar loads the log file in your text editor (usually Notepad).

Where do I find the job files?

They’re in the %APPDATA%/avidemux/jobs folder, as .js files. They’re editable with any raw text editor.

I can’t hear any sound in Avidemux

Make sure the correct audio output is selected in preferences (Preferences→Audio→Audio output). On Microsoft Windows, this would be win32, on Linux, it could be ALSA, OSS, ESD or aRts. If you cannot hear sound with some particular audio formats, it could mean Avidemux either does not support that format or that support for the particular decoder was not compiled into Avidemux. You can see which decoders Avidemux supports by opening Help→Built-in Support.

I compiled Avidemux for Linux but there is no support for feature *** or decoder/encoder ***

Make sure you have the development packages installed for the libraries. For example, if you want FAAC support, you must also install (lib)faac-dev or (lib)faac-devel. Then recompile Avidemux.

Avidemux won’t open my DV or miniDV file

Avidemux can only open type-2 DV files at the moment. Two types of DV files exist: type 1 and type 2 (read the information at Microsoft.com about the differences between them). However, some cameras produce type-1 DV video. To convert them to type-2 DV, you can either use the Canopus DV File Converter or the Ulead DV Converter.