VirtualDub Portable v1.10.4

Midas on 16 Jun 2015
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 27 Oct 2013
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

VirtualDub is a video capture/processing utility. It lacks the editing power of a general-purpose editor such as Adobe Premiere, but is great for video capture and transcoding via third-party video codecs. It can also read MPEG-1 video files by default but requires Plugins Pack to open more types of video (adds FLIC, FLV, Matroska, MPEG-2, AC-3 and WMV).

VirtualDub Portable is a format wrapper for VirtualDub. Alternatively, X-VirtualDub is also available.

Runs on:WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Video codecs such as DivX, XVID, etc.
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. VirtualDub supports unicode, but the PortableApps launcher doesn't.
License: GPL
How to extract:
  1. Download the self-extracting EXE and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Optionally, extract the Plugins Pack to the same destination directory
  3. Launch VirtualDubPortable.exe
What's new?
  • ExtEnc: Added %(outputbasename) to insert output filename without extension.
  • ExtEnc: Editor UI now has a drop-down for tokens.
  • Filters: Expanded color space support in resize filter.
  • Preview: Return now also stops preview.
  • AVI: Added Copy button to AVI file information dialog.
  • AVI: Fixed bitsPerPixel value for NV12 output.
  • Capture: Improved error handling in screen capture module.
  • Capture: Fixed sporadic errors in DXGI 1.2 screen capture mode related to tracking pointer shape changes.
  • Capture: Spill drives can be adjusted on Windows XP.
  • Display: Fixed regression in D3D effects display mode.
  • ExtEnc: Fixed weird selection behavior when duplicating item.
  • Filters: Fixed script operation for Convert Format filter for the new modes.
  • Filters: Fixed crash when attempting to crop video in a format that isn't AVI-compatible.
  • Filters: Fixed cropping errors on alias format filter.
  • Filters: Fixed issues with interpolate filter in nearest mode.
  • GIF: Fixed shifted presentation timings when reading animated GIFs.
  • Render: The processing priority setting now correctly adjusts the priority of filter and compression worker threads too when multithreading is enabled.
  • TARGA: Fixed vertical inversion issues during read.
  • UI: Add Windows 8.1 per-monitor DPI awareness support.

21 comments on VirtualDub Portable  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

shnbwmn 2016-08-24 09:07

There is also a yaP config @

It's for 32bit VirtualDub, so to use with x64, change App\VirtualDub.exe to App\Veedub64.exe


Joe 2015-06-16 23:52


That worked. You are a genius!! Thank you.


joby_toss 2015-06-16 18:11

@Joe: Try to edit the "VirtualDubPortable.ini" file from the "VirtualDubPortable\App\AppInfo\Launcher" folder by commenting/removing the following line: "ProgramExecutable64=VirtualDub64\VeeDub64.exe".


Joe 2015-06-16 17:00

I gave up on this Portable Apps version of VirtualDub. Here' why.

1. If you are running a 64-bit system (like me) the Portable Apps launcher detects that and launches the 64-bit version of VirtualDub. There is no way to launch VirtualDub 32-bit. Why is this important? The vast majority of plugins are 32-bit and they CANNOT work in VirtualDub 64-bit.

2. Forget about the Portable Apps Plugins Pack. It is too limited and still doesn't allow you to open MP4. Get this FFMpeg Input Plugin instead: Put it in the Plugins folder and rejoice in all the formats it can open.

I spent an endless amount of time struggling with these issues. I hope others read this and save themselves a lot of frustration and wasted time. Get the 32-bit version of VirtualDub from the developer and the plugin above. I know it's not stealth and it writes settings to the Registry but that's a whole lot better than the headache that comes with this Portable Apps version.


webfork 2014-04-19 00:22

Specular: I'd reach out to the devs on that one


Specular 2014-04-14 10:38

Having issues getting VDPortable to read MP4s encoded with h.264. Installed the plugins pack yet still no dice. Nothing appears under Options>Plugins, either, videos show a missing codec image or simply don't open.

Since that didn't work I'm currently trying to get FFDShow to recognize VDPortable, after installing it's plugin to the 64-bit plugin folder. Any tips on how to get them playing well together would be great.


abc 2012-05-24 19:22

@blissmana: can you tell us what these "dozens of choices" you have, preferably the free ones.


blissmanna 2010-05-04 00:53

VirtualDub was an essential program to have back in the day when there were very few progs for doing anything useful with video on your PC. Those days are gone and there are dozens of choices out there now, both free and pay.

roger 2009-12-27 00:57

I'm afraid, the link is VirtualDub Portable V1.9.7

Grim 2009-11-17 20:48

May seem a little odd, but for a very powerful (and portable) video editor, try Blender. It uses ffmpeg to open/save videos but it keeps it's own copy in a subdir, so no installation necessary.

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