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Old 07-07-2005, 04:50 PM   #1
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splitting vob files

Is there a way to split a vob (mpeg2) file in linux. I have been trying to convert to dv so that I can edit them, but haven't had any luck. At this point I would be happy just being able to cut out the parts that I want and then burn those to dvd.
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Old 07-10-2005, 03:55 PM   #3
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After a lot of messing with transcode and ffmpeg, I have found a suitable solution. I am now unsing lives and qdvdauthor. Everything seems to work well. I am not sure exactly what lives is doing to get the files into an editable format or how much loss of quality happens, but the edited video looks good.

It takes a very long time to open vob files. I assume this is because lives is transcoding the clip into some other format. It would probably be faster on a newer computer (my CPU is 650MHz). Also takes a long time to save the finished video. But then even if I was using something other than lives, I would have to transcode.

Still wish I would have bought a DV camera. Maybe next time.


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