Machete is a video editing utility developed by the company, MacheteSoft. It enables users to edit and play multimedia files that come in various formats such as AVI, 3GP, FLV, MP3, WMV, WMA, MKV, and WAV. The editing process includes slicing certain portions of a video file that are deemed unnecessary by the user, as well as copying, mixing, and moving individual fragments to produce the desired result. In addition, users can also extract both audio and video streams, and save them as distinct files. The program also offers the possibility to add or replace an audio stream in the aforementioned file formats, as well as save a video frame in bitmap, PNG, and JPEG formats. File tags that are related with the supported media files can also be viewed and edited.
Machete supports various audio codecs including AAC, AVC, DV, XviD, and MSS among others. One of the most notable features of this application is its lossless editing ability, which involves editing a video file without the need for re-encoding it. Through this feature, video files are saved from losing their original quality and users get to save time editing time. This program comes with a simple graphical interface that includes a menu at the top of the screen, action icons at the bottom of the menu, a wide panel in the middle for viewing videos, and control buttons at the bottom of the screen.