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Splitting 5 GB MPEG file so I can save it in FAT32

Discussion in 'Video to DVD' started by agidol, Dec 25, 2008.

  1. agidol

    agidol Member

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    Hi, I have a 5GB MPEG video file that I want to save it in my external HDD. It was originally a HD video file in MKV format which I converted into MPEG via MKVtoVOB software. Since it's larger than 4GB I can't save it in my exernal HDD so I want to break the file into several smaller files. The problem is I can't find any video editing software that does the job. I tried DVtool and AVIMux Gui software but they don't work. Can you please help?
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    I'll give that software a try, thanks. I'm plugging my HDD to PS3 which only recognizes FAT32 so that's why I can't convert to NTFS.
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    Why not just author it as a DVD? That will make it into 1 Gig VOBs with an IFO file to give the player directions.
  6. varnull

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    You could always use mencoder (part of the mplayer pack) and run from the command line like so

    note the mb suffix in the -endpos switch:

    Code:
    mencoder -ovc copy -oac copy -ss 0 -endpos 700mb -o movie_part1.avi movie.avi
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    Hjsplit failed to split my file. Any other software you recommend or am I out of luck? If nothing else, is there a software that converts MPEG file back to MKV format? It seems AVIMux GUI works only on MKV but not MPEG. Thanks again
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    AVIDeMux can be used to either chop the orignal MPEG2 file into multiple pieces or encode MPEG into an MKV container.
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