How To Use Virtual Dub

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For video editing I personally use Virtual Dub. You can change the format of the video file with a great compression, convert video files to image, cut some scenes from the film and etc. In this tutorial, I will describe two most useful options:

Download Virtual Dub and install it

Virtual Dub looks like this:

How To Use  Virtual Dub

How to change the video format? Just follow the instructions below.

1. Open video file with Virtual Dub, File->Open video file…

2. Go to Video tab and press Compression…

How To Use  Virtual Dub

Here you can select video compression, also you can see the video codec information. Remember FOURCC code in codec information

How To Use  Virtual Dub

Click OK

3. In Virtual Dub you can cut parts of the movie and compress only that part. For this you must select option below
How To Use  Virtual Dub

4.Go to File , click on Save AVI… , When the window appear set parameters like shown below, just add your FOURCC code(file extension), in this example I compress in to .xvid

How To Use  Virtual Dub

Wait for the compression to finish, it will take a little longer, depending of the file size. It looks like this

How To Use  Virtual Dub

When compression finishes, open your changed file and enjoy.

Virtual Dub offers one more interesting and useful option. You can cut scene from video file and convert it to image. Follow instructions below:

1. Open video file with Virtual Dub, File->Open video file…
2. Select the scene from the movie, which you wish to convert to an image. Move the slider to the beginning of the scene and click Mark In button , then move to the end of the scene and click Mark Out button .

How To Use  Virtual Dub

3. Go to File tab, click Export , then Image sequence … Now appears Image output filter, where you can choose image format , directory where you will save images.

How To Use  Virtual Dub

Click OK and wait Wait to finish compression. That is it.