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avidemux and handbrake: Video, sans video

This may be one of the weirdest long-shot posts I have to offer, but I’m going to do it anyway.

On my megalist of terminal-based applications, I have both avidemux and handbrake.

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You might know either as video editing and conversion tools. I’ve used them both at one time or another, and they’re effective at what they do.

I’ve just never used text-only versions, that’s all. 😐

Listing them as console applications or even cli applications might seem like a stretch.

But maybe not. After all, they do both have extensive help flags and man pages, with every combination and detail listed.

I daresay anything you wanted to do in the graphical version — of either program — is possible from the command line. It might take a little longer to set up, but I think it would work.

And for what little I could try them, they both seemed quite functional in spite of lacking a proper graphical interface.

So maybe it’s not as far-fetched as it sounds, to list a pair of video editors as candidates on a video-less system.

Take a look, and find out. Get it? “Take a look?!” 😆 🙄 Aw, come on. Everybody loves a pun. …