Need recommendations for splitting large video files.

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by ftran999, Nov 21, 2004.

  1. ftran999

    ftran999 Guest

    Hi, I'm back with another question. Bear with me as this is my first video
    editing project. I have recorded the 4th game of the World Series onto my
    pc using a Hauppauge capture card. I have used VideoReDo to edit out all
    the commericials from the original file. My next step is to burn them to
    DVD. However, the file is still quite large at 11GB and nearly 4 hours.
    Since DVD can only hold 4.7GB I realize I need to split the file to fit onto
    3 DVDs. I have dl'd the trial versions of mpeg splitter tools including
    Easy Video Splitter, Smart Video Converter, Accusplit, etc. I found none of
    them to be to my satisfaction. The problem is that I need to split the
    video at specific points and none of them offer frame accurate navigation
    similar to that used in VideoReDo. Also there was one (forgot which one
    though) that locked up each time I tried to use it.
    Can anyone please recommend a software program to split large video files
    that has more accurate navigation than the one's listed above.
    ftran999, Nov 21, 2004
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    Ken Maltby Guest

    Why not just use VideoReDo? Change it to selection mode
    and set the start and end points, save that selection with a new
    name (like WSGame4Part1.mpg) then reset the markers for
    your next selection. Use the time display if you need to, to get
    exact start points. Or you can leave it in cut mode and just
    reload the original .mpg. (Remember this is a nondestructive
    editor, your original is never changed, at all.) In the Cut mode
    you would use the "Trim Unselect" button, and save as your
    new name. When you come back clear the cut list and mark
    your next disk full. ( I like the cut mode better myself)

    Ken Maltby, Nov 22, 2004
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    ftran999 Guest

    Thanks. It worked perfectly. Believe it or not I did wonder if VideoReDo
    could be used for this purpose. Just couldn't figure out how.
    ftran999, Nov 22, 2004
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