Main use is merging a bunch of video into one big ones.

Another use is clipping the videos. Cutting some part.

Simple ones are good.

Preferably open source free but that's not mandatory.

If paid, I prefer developers that have enough common sense to sell cheaper to Indonesian.

I tried openshot. They do not support simple merging. The resulting video is too big and choppy. I saw someone do it with avidemux and I will give it a try.

For simple videos merging I need something really simple. Something that can combine 2 videos in minutes. For something a bit more complex I need something that supports hardware encoding.

  • What OS? iMovie is free & built-in on Mac.
    – Tetsujin
    Apr 2, 2021 at 17:49

3 Answers 3


For your requirements, I recommend using OpenShot, or try something like Avidemux

You can find a full comparison list here.

  • I tried openshot. They do not support simple merging. The resulting video is too big and choppy.
    – user4951
    Apr 13, 2021 at 23:36
  • Another tool use can use but it is command line is: ffmpeg.org It enables you to cut trim as follows e.g. ffmpeg -ss start_time -i inputVideo.mp4 -to end_time -c:v copy -c:a copy outputVideo.mp4 Please check documentation for flags usage
    – Z Z
    Sep 2, 2021 at 14:16

You can use Write-on Video. It is an intuitive timeline-based video editor. Can crop, cut merge videos. Kdenlive is the another software for video editing. It's free and open-source. It works in GNU/Linux, Windows and BSD.

  • Hi Connor! Can you add links to your recommendations? Apr 14, 2021 at 0:06
  • This is the link Jul 8, 2021 at 3:52
  • Thanks Connor. The best way to add a link is directly within your answer. Also, if you have links to both of your recommendations to add to your content, that would be great. Thanks again! Jul 8, 2021 at 4:24

What you seem to need is not a video "editor" per se, but a simpler tool for trimming and merging. A very important (in fact, crucial) feature of such tools is that they can usually do lossless editing without re-encoding the video.1 Apart from preserving the quality, it is orders of magnitude quicker, practically instant to save.

The one I use is SolveigMM Video Splitter. Unlike some other similar tools I tried, it has a decent GUI and is the least destructive (e.g. preserves most metadata in files).

It is not free though. It has a free time-limited trial. They don't (I believe) sell cheaper to Indonesians, but they do to Russians (being a Russian company).

Hint: just switch the website to the Russian language and you'll get a much (~4x) lower price.

1 This usually entails some limitations, e.g. the first frame of a chunk must be the keyframe.

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