Cutting a video file without resampling

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by Wizard of Ozz, Oct 13, 2003.

  1. I downloaded a lot of videos in MPG format. A lot of them have stupid
    add-ons that say "this was hacked by someone". I want to cut this part
    of the video file out. But I don't want to use any of my video editing
    programs because when I'm finished cutting off the 5 second part, they
    will save the finished video clip by resampling the whole movie again,
    degrading the movie slightly.

    Is there a program that will cleanly cut a video clip, leaving a
    finished movie without having to resample the rest?
     
    Wizard of Ozz, Oct 13, 2003
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  2. Edwin van Eck, Oct 19, 2003
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  3. The best MPG editor/chopper-upper I've used is MPEG2VCR, otherwise
    known as Womble MPEG editor version 3.14. It has a bit of a learning
    curve, but it also has excellent audio sync.

    --KK

    re:
     
    Kirk A. Kleinschmidt, Oct 20, 2003
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  4. After using Easy Video Splitter 2.01 and chopping off the last 2
    seconds from a 3 minute clip, I made a binary comparison between the
    original file and the finished one. I took a string of 500 bytes from
    the middle of the original file and tried to see if there was any
    identical chunk of 500 bytes anywhere in the finished file. There
    wasn't.

    I certainly believe the finished movie is identical to the original
    minus the last 2 seconds. I suppose that it's just the way the
    finished video data is encoded into the file, kind of like generating
    a zip file, that is, even if you just change a couple bytes at the end
    and everything else stays the same, upon encoding, the entire file has
    to be recalculated and no part of it will match the original, despite
    being 99% identical. Right?
     
    Wizard of Ozz, Oct 23, 2003
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