Developed by the people who brought you Free YouTube to MP3 Converter and Free YouTube Download, Free Video Editor (formerly Free Video Dub) is a video editing program that enables you to recut videos without re-encoding them. That’s right, without re-encoding.
How? Simple – the program works with the imported video, allows you to edit it, then saves it in the same format. This works for .avi, .mpg, .mp4, .mkv, .flv, .3gp, .webm and .wmv files.
It makes the video editing process very simple, making it perfect for beginners new to video editing software. Cutting out a section is as simple as setting a start point and an end point for the cut, deleting the selection and saving it.
Its simplicity makes it ideal if you're not looking to do anything too complicated – things like removing adverts in a recording, perhaps, or slicing off the closing credits.
However, there are no built-in effects and you can't copy and paste, nor can you set alternate encoding or output options. If you're looking for features like these, you'd be better off looking at more advanced video editors such as Lightworks or Avidemux.
Note that the software's author, DVDVideoSoft, often includes links to other websites and/or ad-supported toolbars in its software, and Free Video Editor is no different. However, you always have the option to opt-out of these products and this will not include them when you install the software.
Verdict: Free Video Editor makes simple video edits a breeze and is ideal for beginners and those looking for a quick solution.