Version 1.9.x - latest 1.9.11 is dated 2010-12-24

Application Details:

Version: 1.9.x
License: Open Source
Votes: Marked as obsolete
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Free Download VirtualDub download at Sourceforge

Test Results

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What works

- Creating test-videos (through the tools-menu)
- Loading most avi/mpeg videos or imagesequences
- Applying almost all filters
- Changing framerate
- Extracting frames
- Saving videos
- Saving using an installed XViD codec
- Using the capture mode (screencapture with OpenGL disabled) (!)
- Running batch-jobs (networksupport!)

What does not

- Using DirectX Output causes freeze or display problems. Disable it under Options -> Preferences -> Display
- Using OpenGL for screen-captureing in capturemode did not work for me. Works without OpenGL
- A few filters can cause a freeze (e.g. some from MSU)
- Detecting other capture devices did not work for me (i.e. my webcam)


What was not tested

- Using other Input-Plugins fpr MPEG2/Quicktime/WMV etc.
- Saving with a different codec than XVid
- Running a very long job (like filtering/compression of a whole movie)

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

Rarely it may happen that VirtualDub freezes or sometimes filters cause it to crash. The required codecs also need to be installed on the System first before VD can use them. Hardwareaccelerated rendering/displaying/capturing also causes some problems. This is why I did not rate it 'Platinum', yet VirtualDub is highly usable with wine!

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 13.04 "Raring" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 02 20131.6Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowMac OS X 10.7 "Lion"Jan 09 20131.5.21Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowSlackware 13.1Jul 22 20101.2N/A Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.2 x86_64Jun 27 20101.1.44N/A Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowopenSUSE 11.2 x86_64Dec 26 20091.1.35Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

Integrate into KDE context menu

To have a context menu in KDE (e.g. Dolphin):

  • add the following file:

    (in KDE 5 moved to ~./local/share/kservices5/ServiceMenus)
[Desktop Entry]

[Desktop Action Virtualdub]
Name=Compress using Virtualdub
Exec=~/bin/ ~/path/default-compression.vcf "%f"
  • create a "default-compression.vcf" somewhere by Save processing settings... from Virtualdub. (includes current filters and codec settings)
  • add the following file, make it executable

export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine

VCF=$(winepath -w "$1")
JOBS=$(winepath -w ~/path/
VIDEO=$(winepath -w "$2")

#echo $WINE $VDUB /master $JOBS /s $VCF $VIDEO
$WINE $VDUB /master $JOBS /s $VCF $VIDEO

If you don't need compression presets, you may remove all VCF stuff. If you want to use the default JOBS file, you may remove all JOBS stuff.