How do I edit mpeg2 files? : LUSENET : Video CD : One Thread

Is there an affordable software to edit (cut and merge) MPEG2 files? TMPGEnc works fine for MPEG1 but not for MPEG2. I am trying to convert my Hi8 videos to SVCD, using an AIW 128 pro, MMC 7.0, TMPGEnc and Nero 5.5.

-- Arturo Escobosa (, May 06, 2001


Sorry, the email address above is wrong!

-- Arturo Escobosa (, May 06, 2001.

Why don't you edit in some AVI form before encoding to MPEG2??? Editing MPEG is ALWAYS a last resort; for those who have time and resources at leisure, it's always best to edit in the original non- MPEG form. For example in your case (following all capturing basics, of course) you can capture to a HuffYUV or PICMJPEG-codec AVI, edit those, encode with TMPGenc and burn with Nero.

-- Mehmet Tekdemir (, May 07, 2001.

I have used Tmpgenc (version 1a) to edit MPEG2 files without a problem. Use "file"->"MPEG tools". Then "cut/join". Make sure to select "Type" as "MPEG-2 Super Video CD(VBR)" before adding files and doing the editing.

If you do not select "Type" as MPEG-2 you will get a MPEG-1 file output.

-- Shuo (, May 07, 2001.

Womble ( makes a product called MPG2VCR than can edit MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 and MPEG audio. The bad news is that it costs $250. It's a really good product though. It's also possible, I have read, to use TMPGenc to edit MPEG-2 files, but it takes a long time and I never could figure out how to do it. MPG2VCR is frame accurate, which is probably why it costs so much. It's also very quick.

-- Jason Shumate (, May 07, 2001.


TMPGEnc has just released a new version that corrects the problem of editing MPEG2 files. Thank you for your coments

-- (, May 09, 2001.

You shouldn't use TMPGenc to edit mpeg2 files if they're already in mpeg2 format because it re-encodes the output file which diminishes quality. Womble doesn't re-encode which is why it's so fast. There are other apps out there that can edit mpeg2 files without re- encoding them. Do a Google search. :)

-- Terry (, April 13, 2004.

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