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 at 17:49

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 at 23:36

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.


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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