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Old 01-20-2009, 09:11 PM   #1
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Split videos


Hi there,

Does anybody know any program/script that can split videos in chunks?

Thanks
 
Old 01-20-2009, 10:36 PM   #2
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Define "chunks". Do you mean several equal-sized pieces, or to split the files at user-defined locations?

Most video processing programs can do the latter. ffmpeg, for example, has flags for where to start processing and for how long. in gui, try avidemux.

Not too sure about the former, but I know it can be done.
 
Old 01-20-2009, 10:56 PM   #3
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Not all videos can be easily be split into separate files or chunks with out re-encoding. MPEG based codecs can do this, but other codecs can not. The easiest is using the utility split. The utility that is specializes for AVI files is avisplit. It comes with transcode. I suggest do not split unless you are using a file system that can not handle very large files. These days is best to just buy a bigger storage device and use that using a file system that handle the file size. Splitting causes indexing, the ability to scan, problems, so I suggest do not do it.
 
  


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