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Old 30th September 2010, 16:17   #1  |  Link
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MP4 cutter

Hi everyone,

We are in a (rather) urgent need for a fast and reliable software that can cut mp4 videos. Does anyone have a suggestion ?

Opensource or free software would be a plus as we have little time to make funds available right now... As long as there's a minimum quality involved !

Thanks !
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Old 30th September 2010, 16:27   #2  |  Link
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mp4box, or YAMB if you want a GUI (kurtnoise hosts recent builds of both).
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Old 30th September 2010, 20:32   #3  |  Link
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MP4Box was my prime solution, but after trying it I saw two problems arise, as we are a demanding lot
First, MP4Box alone is too hard to operate ; I am a programmer. Most people around here are not. And they are given no time to learn how to code.
So Yamb would seem to be the solution, but it lacks two crucial elements : the ability to see the movie being cut, and the possibility to batch-render.
Unless I have explored like a newbie and missed some key features ? If so, thank you for pointing me in the right direction.

Otherwise, I've tried many a method to make my VirtualDub able to deal with mp4 files as with any other... Maybe there's a possibility here ?
Please don't suggest converting to other formats, that is unfortunately not an acceptable solution right now. And we already use AviDemux, but it also lacks any batch-render ; thus the need for us to look for an alternative.

Thanks as always !
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I believe it can be done with AVS Cutter in MeGUI.
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And we already use AviDemux, but it also lacks any batch-render ...
Since when?
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Well in fact I must correct that statement ; it does have a batch render, the thing is it's not efficient.

Each time one wants to add a job to the joblist, one must do so via the menu (there is no shortdut), each job requires a "Job name" (which is, IMO, useless) and one must specify the output file's format (file extension) each freakin' time.

What I'm looking for is a tool comparable to VirtualDub for that kind of job : you specify ONCE the folder in which your output files will be saved, it doesn't require to specify the format (since we are not encoding or converting in any way, just splitting a long movie in scenes)... In fact the perfect solution would be to have somme mod to VirtualDub that would allow it to work with mp4's, but I tried many ways and none worked.
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Uh, did you read the documentation?
E.g. http://www.avidemux.org/admWiki/doku...pting_tutorial
If that's not enough I'd suggest you'll have to adjust your requirements to reality, because you seem to want it quickly, cheap, good and user-friendly when it's usually considered a "choose at most two" thing.
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Well in fact I must correct that statement ; it does have a batch render, the thing is it's not efficient.

Each time one wants to add a job to the joblist, one must do so via the menu (there is no shortdut), each job requires a "Job name" (which is, IMO, useless) and one must specify the output file's format (file extension) each freakin' time.

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In fact the perfect solution would be to have somme mod to VirtualDub that would allow it to work with mp4's, but I tried many ways and none worked.
As Reimar implied, it is much easier to modify Avidemux UI to work as you want. Almost trivial, I'd say.
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you seem to want it quickly, cheap, good and user-friendly when it's usually considered a "choose at most two" thing.
I know, and honestly I wasn't really expecting to actually find that much. You know, just took the chance that someone somewhere would have had an epiphany or something...

The scripting tutorial you suggested looks very tempting. I'll make sure to check it out, as it might be the only option we have left if we ever need (or rather want) to make Avidemux yet even more compatible with our work methods !

Thanks a lot !
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In fact the perfect solution would be to have some mod to VirtualDub that would allow it to work with mp4's, but I tried many ways and none worked.
http://www.virtualdub.org/beta/DShowInputDriver-0.5.zip

will allow you to open mp4's in later versions of VDub...
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I have VD version 1.9.9, but when I use this plugin, it apparently opens the file, as I can browse the timeline, but I see no image and hear no sound.
Maybe it's a codec issue ? But I can read mp4's normally in my usual players, including WMP...
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