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A/V Software & Tools

A/V Software & Tools

Software and other resources related to audio & video evidence acquisition, playback, processing & management.

Free & Open Source Solutions (FOSS), DEMO versions & Trialware.

It is important to note that tool validation is the end user’s responsibility. For more information on validation testing please see the SWGDE Minimum Requirements for Testing Tools used in Digital and Multimedia Forensics, the most current version of which is available via the SWGDE Current Documents page. You may also be interested in the NIST Computer Forensics Tool Testing Program.

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Photo & Image Tools

Tools or apps specific to working with images, photos or frames extracted from video.

System Utilities

Tools and apps for managing your system and/or codecs to maintain peak performance.


FFmpeg - Cross-Platform Multimedia Solution FEATURED
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"A complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video."

Forensic Multimedia Use - See SWGDE's Technical Notes on FFmpeg (PDF) for setup instructions and sample commands.

Shutter Encoder FEATURED
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"Shutter Encoder is one of the best video converter software, it handles images and audio too! It has been designed by video editors in order to be as accessible and efficient as possible. Shutter Encoder makes use of FFmpeg to handle its encoding, allowing support for almost every codec you’ve ever heard of, and many more you haven’t." - https://www.shutterencoder.com/en/

Forevid v1.2.1
 24.49 MB
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"Forevid is the world's first open-source software for the forensic analysis of surveillance videos." - The project has not been updated since 2013, but several of its features remain very handy for DME examiners today.  

Product Site - https://forevid.com/
Project website - https://sourceforge.net/projects/forevid/

LosslessCut - Edit w/o Re-encoding FEATURED
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"LosslessCut aims to be the ultimate cross platform FFmpeg GUI for extremely fast and lossless operations on video, audio, subtitle and other related media files. The main feature is lossless trimming and cutting of video and audio files."

LAV Filters - FFmpeg DirectShow Splitter and Decoders FEATURED
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"LAV Filters - FFmpeg based DirectShow Splitter and Decoders

LAV Filters are a set of DirectShow filters based on the libavformat and libavcodec libraries from the FFmpeg project, which will allow you to play virtually any format in a DirectShow player.

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