Linux editing ~ large files

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by SteveSch, Jan 4, 2006.

  1. SteveSch

    SteveSch Guest


    I made a mistake and captured a few videos. The mistake was that I didn't
    split them. avisplit says it can't split them (not avi).

    Any suggestions for editing, or splitting a video file?

    My smaller files (mpeg) are 2.9 Gig. Avidemux has been loading one for
    several hours now. From using them on smaller files I believe Lives is
    even slower.

    I have one video file that is 114.5 Gig. It should split with avisplit
    though. At least I hope so. ;-)

    Thanks in advance.
    SteveSch, Jan 4, 2006
    1. Advertisements

  2. One possibility would be to use ffmpeg with the -ss (seek to position)
    and -t (set time of recording) parameters.

    I used to take part of a windows media video file and encode it as an
    avi file with the following command. Here I took 5 seconds starting 127
    seconds into the movie.

    ffmpeg -i ringo.wmv -ss 127 -t 5 ringo.avi

    However the previous includes a format conversion. I don't know if
    ffmpeg is intelligent enough so that if the output format is the same
    as the input format it doesn't redo the compression (adding additional
    compression effects). But you might want to give it a go.

    I'm sure there are better methods of doing this. Have you thought about
    asking on the linux software forum of


    Ross Clement (Email address invalid - do not use), Jan 5, 2006
    1. Advertisements

  3. SteveSch

    SteveSch Guest

    Thank you. I actually deleted the large files. There was no sound. ;-)

    I will try this in the future, or maybe just break the files to begin

    SteveSch, Jan 7, 2006
    1. Advertisements

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments (here). After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.