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Edit mkv/mp4 video file?

Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by tcbman, May 31, 2014.

  1. tcbman

    tcbman Member

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    Hello,

    I have ripped some dvds to mkv/mp4 earlier.
    Is there a easy.....and free(?)way so I could remove parts of the video?
     
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

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    If the MKV uses h264 (AVC) then there's a simple cutter (MKV Cutter) that can be used.
    You select the bits you want to save and it outputs a new file.
    The advantage of this editor over most free ones is that it allows you to select any frame (most free programs only allow cuts on Key Frames) and it only re-encodes at the cut point.
    The disadvantage is that the GUI is quite primitive.

    http://www.videohelp.com/tools/MKV-Cutter
     
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    tcbman Member

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    Thanks attar , will give this a try.
    Any suggestion regarding mp4 files?
     
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    attar Senior member

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    Perhaps AviDemux (set output to mp4 and Video/Audio to copy).

    Or use MkvMerge to put the .mp4 into .mkv, then use the .mkv in MKV Cutter.

    Neither of these formats easily lend themselves to editing with the free tools available.
    I would have ripped the DVD to the hard disk and did the editing before converting to a different format.
     
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    Check start date of topics before replying or you'll end up resurrecting dead threads
     

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