[FFmpeg-user] Hoping to make multiple input seeking outputs based on a text file (inspired by concat)
francois.visagie at gmail.com
Fri Aug 28 19:37:55 EEST 2020
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> James Sundquist
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> Subject: [FFmpeg-user] Hoping to make multiple input seeking outputs
> based on a text file (inspired by concat)
> Inspired by concat command for combining a series of clips from a text file.
> I'd like to make a series of input seeking based outputs from the same source
> video. Ideally each will be taken from a text file called edits.txt. Otherwise
> every single new output means defining:
> Start point + Duration (or End Point) + name of new clip
> ffmpeg -ss [Start] -i original.mp4 -t [Duration] exercise-1.mp4
> My source video is a Zoom call that recurs weekly for a class. Each of these
> videos has particular sections of interest, much like viewing time stamps on a
> Youtube video.
> 00:22 - 00:44 -- Introductions
> 00:57 - 01:23 -- 1st Exercise
> 02:26 - 02:27 -- 2nd Exercise
> If I could just write this ^^ information into a text file, it would make it much
> easier to edit and organize these videos based on my notes from class.
> Suggestions appreciated! Thanks for the earlier links. Not sure if some basic
> scripting in Linux would help this process along.
You're looking for edit decision list (EDL) support.
I haven't checked whether ffmpeg supports this natively ;-).
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