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VirtualDub Review

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  1. What is VirtualDub
  2. Product Quality Score
  3. Main Features
  4. List of Benefits
  5. Technical Specifications
  6. Available Integrations
  7. Customer Support
  8. Pricing Plans
  9. Other Popular Software Reviews

What is VirtualDub?

VirtualDub is a free video capture and processing application that is designed for Windows OS users. It is an open-source that exhibits impressive capabilities to compress videos without altering the output quality. The platform doesn’t possess the power of high-end video editors such as Adobe Premiere, but it handles all linear operation impressively. Besides, VirtualDub is not a fully-featured solution but its ability to handle tasks that demand the use of disparate applications is remarkable. The solution helps users convert scenes, merge videos, cut scenes, and apply multiple video effects without a struggle. Some of its main features include fractional frame rates, real-time downsizing, integrate volume meter, OpenDML files, field swapping, optimized disk access, verbose monitoring, and noise reduction.

Product Quality Score

Ease of use
Customer support
Value for money

VirtualDub features

Main features of VirtualDub are:

  • Noise reduction
  • Integrate volume meter
  • Field swapping
  • Optimized disk access
  • Real-time downsizing
  • Verbose monitoring
  • Create openDML files
  • Fractional frame rates

VirtualDub Benefits


The main benefits of VirtualDub are it is easy to use, free to use and has advanced capture features. Here are more details:

Easy to use

First-time users may find the VirtualDub interface to be awkward. However, once they get acquainted with its user interface, editing video with the solution will be easy. As you may notice, the solution has no nonlinear editing capabilities, but it enables the user to perform other video editing tasks with ease. Processing AVI files with VirtualDub is a breeze, whereas reading MPEG1 files and handling BMP images is easy. The best part is that all the functionalities are availed on easily accessible menus. Besides, the keyboard shortcuts allow users to perform all the basic operations with ease.

Free to use

VirtualDub is free to use which means you don’t have to pay a single cent to use it. Although the application is freemium, it offers more features than what you would expect. The program allows you to perform basic functions such as covert and compress video and audio files. You can also filter, capture, render, and edit video files using VirtualDub.  The video editing menus support operations such as cut, copy, paste, and delete functions.

Advanced features

VirtualDub offers advanced capture features for the VFD drivers found in AVI2 files. You can also replace or remove audio tracks from videos without affecting the video quality. Tools such as the Hex editor and other dumping tools allow you to obtain compact video descriptions file and analyze compatibility problems, remotely.

Technical Specifications

Devices Supported

  • Web-based
  • iOS
  • Android
  • Desktop

Customer types

  • Small business
  • Medium business
  • Enterprise

Support Types

  • Phone
  • Online

VirtualDub Integrations

The following VirtualDub integrations are currently offered by the vendor:

No information available.

Customer Support


Pricing Plans

VirtualDub pricing is available in the following plans:

Free trial