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Any free software to edit mpeg video (dat files)?

Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by mac_t13, Jul 5, 2010.

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    mac_t13 Regular member

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    I've a mpeg video which i would like to cut some parts of the recite, may I know any free software that i can do the editing? Because the video will recite the poem then explanation, I would like to cut away the explanation part, can it be done? If no, can it be convert to audio then edit? thanks.
     
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    AviDemux can edit a .dat file - but the header has to be removed first using VCDEasy.

    Run VCDEasy (there's a link to the last free edition).
    Left side, click 'Tools'.
    Top menu, click 'Mpeg Tools'.
    Bottom of pane (CDXA to MPEG1) load the .dat file and select an output location.

    Run AviDemux.
    Load or drag the new file in.
    Left menu:
    Video > VCD
    Audio > Copy
    Format > MPEG PS

    Use the slider and A/B buttons to make cuts.
    Save the file (give it a complete name including the extension, E.G newfile.mpg



    Last free version of VCDEasy.
    http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/files/VCDEasy.zip
     
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    Why after installed, it prompt me, must download micrsoft media player, click ok, it will close the application. But I have MS meida player in my laptop. Anything wrongwith the last free edition? Thanks
     
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    attar Senior member

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    Are you running XP?
     
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    yes, OS: Win xp.
     
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    I use VCD Easy in XP without issues (WMP version 9).

    Try this instead:
    Run VCDGEAR.
    http://www.videohelp.com/tools/vcdgear

    Extraction: dat > mpeg and check 'fix mpeg errors'
    'Load' the .dat and select an output name.
    This .mpg file will be VCD compliant and should open in AviDemux.

    If it loads in AviDemux, change the video to xvid and the format to AVI - mpeg1 is too restrictive as far as tools to work it.
     
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    sorry, I tried it on OS: win7.
     
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    The last free version of VCD Easy won't work in Win 7 - I don't know about the paid version.

    VCDGear will work in Win 7.
     

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