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Old 11-02-2003, 10:30 AM   #1
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splitting large file - with ffmpeg or vcdimager

Hello ,
I have a large *.avi file (about 1 GB)
I use ffmpeg to convert it to mpeg;
and later I use vcdimager to produce a *.bin and *.cue from it;

now I must split that file , because I want to use cdrdao to burn it
and it has a capacity larger than one media cd (700 MB);
In which phase shoould I do it ?
with ffmpeg or vcdimager ?
And does anybody know how to perform the split
I could not finf in the ffmpeg or vcdimager help about it.
Old 11-02-2003, 11:25 AM   #2
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Install transcode which is available as an rpm from, from the standard Debian repositories over apt-get, or as a Slackware tgz package from

transcode has a utility called avisplit (man avisplit for help) that will nicely split your original 1 GB avi file according to your size parameters. Then convert the avi segmentsinto mpeg.
Old 11-02-2003, 11:54 AM   #3
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you can use mencoder to encode the first half of the video into the same format, then do the same for second half, do a man mplayer and read options.


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