VirtualDub started as a software for recording video from analogue sources. This means it's roots are in the beginning of video processing on PCs when videos usually had the size of stamps. This causes a single drawback of Virtualdub: it is using very old APIs and formats, i.e. VideoForWindows and AVI.
When Phaeron developed VirtualDub, Windows video software was unstable crap (well, it still is). But Video editing heavily depends on 3rd-party software, mostly codecs and filters. So he created very stable code around potentially dangerous software to catch any misbehaviour.
Today VirtualDub still is a great tool and it's one of the most robust video editors out there.
When a few plugins/codecs are installed, it is able to open almost any file and write AVI using almost any modern codec. It will have a few quirks with HD files though...
Phaeron stopped development, but he promises to keep it working on future versions of Windows.
Update: Since development was stopped in 2015 we decided to continue this app with the VirtualDub2 builds. I have still to update the version descriptions to make it look nice and clear.
For more details and user comments, view the versions of this application
|Version||Description||Latest Rating||Latest Wine version tested||Test results||Comments|
|1.10.x||Version 1.10.x - latest 1.10.4 is dated 2013-10-28||Gold||3.18-staging||4||0|
|1.7.x||Version 1.7.x - latest 1.7.8 is dated 2008-02-13||Gold||0.9.61.||2||0|
|1.8.x||Version 1.8.x - latest 1.8.8 is dated 2009-01-04||Platinum||1.1.18||1||0|
|1.9.x||Version 1.9.x - latest 1.9.11 is dated 2010-12-24||Platinum||1.6||11||0|
|VirtualDub2 FilterMod 20.0.44282||An enhanced version of the original VirtualDub with improved usability, and extended to work with new formats and plugins. A streamlined video editor with simple frame-by-frame timeline. Free, open-source, portable. The default package is ready for use with many essential plugins included, and can be further extended with 3rd party codecs and filters.||Silver||6.0.2-staging||1||0|