Before you start recommending virtualdub or avisynth, or something along those lines, let me explain. I'm looking for the best, easiest video splitter. I'm talking you load a video, pick two points, press a button, and you're done. Very, very simple...monkey-simple. Either free or pretty cheap (~$20)
However, I've tried probably dozens of these programs (and there are a LOT of them), and they all have had a feature missing or something I didn't quite like. If you look at a previous thread here
, you can see some of the ones I'm talking about:
1. Easy Video Splitter
2. Ultra Video Splitter
3. Speed Video Splitter
4. Video File Master
5. New Video Splitter
6. SolveigMM Video Splitter
As I've tried these programs, I've narrowed my requirements down to the features I really really want. So here they are:
--Being able to manually type in (h:m:s etc.) the split points. Many of these programs don't have this. As soon as I see that this is not possible, I'm done with that program. I don't want to slide a bar around to find my point.
--Must be able to split losslessly. I don't want any re-encoding. When I press the "split" button, I don't want it asking me what format I want the clip in. Just clip the file at the points. For conversion, there are much better things to use, like Super. Also, it makes the splitting faster, obviously, if it doesn't have to convert. The majority of these programs do this, but there are a lot that don't, so you have to be careful.
--(not critical, but would be nice) It would be nice if there was a volume control (or mute) button for the programs previewer. Most of these programs omit it, and there's no way to control the volume. You have to use the Windows master volume mixer. Not a big deal, but a nuisance.
The program I've liked the most so far is one called Movie Splitter
by the company Movie Toolbox
. It pretty much has it all except for the volume control (but it has a mute button).
Anyway, I was just wondering if you guys knew of any other good ones, I'm curious. And maybe there's a great one that happens to be free!