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Old 12-29-2005, 03:14 AM   #1
morgoth2400
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Splitting 1.4 GB avi files


Hello

Is there anyone who can tell me how can I split an avi file over 1GB big into smaller pieces?
I've already know I should try it with avisplit but it seems to be a small problem with my Ubuntu version so I've been wondering if there are any other options?
Thanks a lot for any response and help
Happy New Year to everone
 
Old 12-29-2005, 03:28 AM   #2
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why dont u use the split command ??

you can split it to specific sizes
Code:
split -b 10m file
*it will split to to 10 MB parts*

then you could combine them using cat

e.g:
Code:
cat file1 file2 file3 > newfile
you could even combine them in windows

e.g:
Code:
copy /B file1 + file2 newfile

Last edited by heema; 12-29-2005 at 03:36 AM.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 03:33 AM   #3
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I don't know for what purpose you are trying to split, but have you tried the command 'split'?
Code:
split --bytes=10m movie.avi splitmovie.
This will split your file into 10MB chunks prefixed with splitmovie. To get your movie into one piece again, use:
Code:
cat splitmovie.* > joinedmovie.avi
'split' will not remove your original file, and 'cat' will not remove your splitted files.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 03:36 AM   #4
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It depends on what you need to do with the pieces. If all you want to do is break the file into smaller pieces, there always /usr/bin/split. If for example you wanted to split an avi file called big.avi into pieces no bigger than 500MB, you could use something like
Code:
/usr/bin/split -d --bytes=536870912 big.avi big.avi-
This would output files of 500MB in size called big.avi-01, big.avi-02, etc.
To put them back together again, you just cat them, e.g.
Code:
/usr/bin/cat big.avi-01 > big.avi
/usr/bin/cat big.avi-02 >> big.avi
This last part should go in a loop - you don't want to be doing that manually...
 
  


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