After recording something off the TV, sometimes I use video editing programs to remove the portions where advertisements are shown. Usually if you want to remove portions of some video, then you have to go through the video and sound encoding process all over again. But thanks to the free Video Dub program, now you can remove unwanted parts of videos without having to go through the re-encoding again.
Free Video Dub is a free video editing software for Windows which allows you to delete unwanted parts from video files without re-encoding. That means that the program preserves original quality of the input video files and deletes their parts easily and very fast. All you have to do is to set a start and an end point for the unwanted part, delete it and press the button Save video. The edited video is saved as a new file. It supports a variety of input video formats like AVI, MPEG, MKV, FLV, MP4, WEBM, WMV and more.
You can download Video Dub from the DVDVideoSoft software website. The download is a setup installer which contains the Conduit toolbar. If you do not want to install the Conduit toolbar, then you can opt out from installing it during the setup. After the installation, you can run it from its desktop shortcut. The Video Dub program has a very easy to use interface. Select the input video file by clicking on the button shown in Input File: section. The output file is automatically chosen in the same folder, but you can also manually choose the output file.
After selecting the input file, you can play it, pause it, fast forward it etc. To mark the starting point of the to-be-deleted portion, click on the Trim Left button (you can also press the N key). Play the video a little more to find the ending point for the to-be-deleted portion, click on the Trim Right button (or press the M key. You can delete the selected portion by clicking on the delete button or by pressing the Del key. To save the result to the output file, click on the Save Video button.
Free Video Dub is a video editing program of its own kind. While other programs take a long time in re-encoding the resulting video files one frame at a time, Free Video Dub does it all in a few seconds. It can run on even small end computers without any problem. It supports all versions of Windows starting from Windows XP.
You can download Free Video Dub from http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/.