cutting and merging mpeg file softwares : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

hi i have large mpeg file which r large in size to fit on a cd. so i anted to know how can i cut a mpeg file into 2 parts or more. i also want to know how can i merge (stick)two mpeg file together. in other words what software is the that does these two jobs. thank u for ur help.


-- booboo (, April 28, 2001


iFilmedit can do both

-- Stanley (, April 29, 2001.

I was using IfilmEdit for a couple years. It works very well and the only real issue is that it is not frame accurate. That being said, it will "round" off to the nearest I frame when you choose to cut or merge. This keeps the GOP sequence proper and produces a "proper" Mpeg which when played back will be seamless and not cause problems. It takes some getting used to when cutting ... You sometimes end up with frames you don't want or loose frames you DO want.

Recently I found another editor (which is only a 50 dollar editor like IfilmEdit).

However, it is true FRAME ACCURATE. AND has multiplexing and De- multiplexing utilities. AND has special effects you can add between clips when joining. Like fade in and out, and wipes, circle pan in, and several other FX tools. It's very fast (if you don't change anything in the profile) That is when you finish your editing you just "save" the result. It takes just a few minutes to "save" a one hour video. But if you want to re-encode it will do that too. (it's very slow as an encoder) It's the "Womble" mpeg editor. They have two versions. One just for Mpeg-1. And the other does both Mpeg-1 and Mpeg-2. The Mpeg-1 only version is about 50 bucks US, and the Mpeg-2 version is 250. The mpeg-1 version does everything the (2) version does, just only with Mpeg-1. Check it out at

By the way, it also has in it's muxing utilities the ability to offset the video from the audio in plus or minus millisecond steps to fix any mpeg that might have an audio/video sync problem.

Since it doesn't "render" your video it's fast and doesn't change the content quality at all. (just like IfilmEdit) It only slows down a tad when you add "effects" as it has to render the frames involved. But then only does those frames. For example it takes me about 90 seconds to save a 43 minute video edited with 5 effects.

It seems to be the best kept secret around as I see very little mentioned about it. No, I don't work for them. Just my 2 cents. Good luck.

-- Rich (, April 30, 2001.

If u guys want a free, effective encoder merger and cutter, just search from TMPGEnc.

-- Cr0z (, August 10, 2003.

Try a program called tempgen it works for almost all formats i have been using it for the same purpose for about 3 years and when a new upgrade is out there i try it out. Works purrfect for what you need to do then use something like nero or nti to record it to cd

-- Obe wan KNobbie (, September 04, 2003.

Try It does both.

-- disco stu (, November 17, 2003.

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