I just cannot get along with AviDemux. I have been looking for some software to edit some of my videos for months and never actually found anything that doesn't give me a headache.
With AviDemux, I couldn't even get it to save my edits. It was straight-forward enough, or so I thought: Crop the edges, increase saturation a little, cut a blank section off the end, and fade it to black about 5 seconds from the end. Result: Nothing. It saves it exactly as the original file, only slightly smaller. I tried about 10 times!
Looks like a nice bit of freeware, but I just cannot get my head around it.
Unfortunately VirtualDub crashes every time I've used it too, usually after spending time getting all the edits and filters just right. I'm completely lost as to what is the best thing to use.