Need a program to split an MPEG1 video

By SNGX1275
Mar 25, 2004
  1. Basically like what the subject says. I have a 1+ gig mpeg1 file that I want to split in half to burn to VCD.

    My problem is that all but 1 program I have tried wants to re-encode the video as it cuts it to where I tell it to, now this wouldn't be such a huge deal if I had a superfast dual Xeon machine or something but I don't.

    One program called VCDGear will make it ready to burn to vcd by making a bin and cue file from the desired mpeg, and you can set it to make the segments fit to a 74 or 80 minute CDR, and the leftover if it doesn't fill a disk is fine, its just smaller in size. It does this in about 1-2 minutes or so with that 1+ gig file I have (on my 1Ghz machine). That is much faster than re-encoding a movie that I've already converted to mpeg1 from divx. The problem lies in that either I just got extremely unlucky 2x in a row with burning it, or somewhere in that bin/cue making it botched it a little. Because some of the video is fine, but other times it looks like a scratched dvd when you play it (those big blocky ugly things that are different colors).

    So my question is, does anyone know of a program that will just simply split my mpeg without going through the re-encoding process?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    A Google for "mpeg split" returns tons of programs and most of them don't seem to want to reencode.

    VirtualDUB is a program everyone should have. I think you were able to split mpegs with it too.
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Have you tried Easy Video Splitter?

    I thought for sure that one just splits it and that's it.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Topic Starter Posts: 10,742   +422

    Yeh, I got Easy Video Splitter last night, and it seems to do what I want and it makes it fairly "easy".
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