[FFmpeg-user] Seeking for a method to remove sections of a video

Frank Tetzel s1445051 at mail.zih.tu-dresden.de
Sun Jun 18 16:02:07 EEST 2017

> Hi,
> I'm new to this list.
> I'm seeking for a tool to remove the start and end sections of a movie
> recorded from TV, plus sections on the middle (commercials), in
> Linux. I have tried several GUI tools and they are either too complex
> or lack some crucial feature (like handling two language audio
> tracks). Some tools are obsolete and abandoned, do not work
> (gopchop...).
> I have found that ffmpeg can do the perfect conversion and cutting.
> My problem is finding out the cut points.
> Thus what I seek is a GUI Wrapper for ffmpeg that allows me to move
> around the movie selecting start, end, and middle remove sections, and
> just generate a script for ffmpeg that I can then edit and adjust with
> my own options and run.
> I have tried, for instance, ffmpegyag. Well, it is incapable of
> visualizing my videos, so I can't select the cut points...
> The closest I have is finding the points with Xine, then manually
> concot the command line to generate sections, then concatenate using
> method in https://trac.ffmpeg.org/wiki/Concatenate
> I seek a GUI to automate generating the cut points in a list or
> script.
> Thanks :-)

In the past I used avidemux for simple cutting jobs:

Not sure if it can handle multiple audio tracks.

This is a full GUI application, not a ffmpeg frontend that you want.
Just mentioning it...

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