If you're simply re-formatting/converting, ffmpeg for sure.
If you're doing much else, well... Not so much.
I had this second case come up with a relative on Windows 10 who'd previously used a
now removed-by-MS utility. I pointed him to avidemux and this tutorial:
On 11/23/2017 11:25 AM, Carlos E. R. wrote:
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On Thursday, 2017-11-23 at 13:37 -0000, Paul Groves wrote:
I just use ffmpeg to remove adverts from my
ffmpeg -i mov.mp4 -ss 01:00 -t 60 -c copy cut.mp4
-ss (which means start stream) will start at 1 min into the video (so removing the
-t (time duration) will stream for 60 seconds
-c copy will keep the encoding and not re-encode the video.
So this command will output 60 seconds of video starting at 1 minute in. I use the slider
in VLC player to find the exact times.
Then just run the command again until you have all the segments of video between the
Then join the videos together with concatenate command in ffmpeg. (Remember to specify -c
copy to not re encode the video).
You could write a bash script and input the times. Then it can cut out the sepcified
sections and join them at the end.
Yes, this involved procedure works, but I have to add another step: a quick pass over the
video stamping the time on the display, because otherwise there are errors.
I just hopped that on the XXI century there would be simple software to do it with click
click the mouse, in Linux.
Even if the GUI is just a frontend that writes a script for ffmpeg. That would be very
wonderful, I could then use any needed extra switches to my heart happiness.
- -- Cheers,
Carlos E. R.
(from openSUSE 42.2 x86_64 "Malachite" at Telcontar)
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