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

anatoly at kazanfieldhockey.ru anatoly at kazanfieldhockey.ru
Mon Jun 19 17:28:06 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 :-)
Do you know that mplayer has -edlout option:
-edlout <filename> (EDL only)
 Creates a new file and writes edit decision list (EDL) records to that 
 During  playback,  when the user hits 'i', an entry to skip over the last
 seconds of playback will be written to the file.  This  provides  a 
 point   from   which   the   user  can  fine-tune  EDL  entries  later.  
 DOCS/HTML/en/edl.html for details.

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