Home | Blog | Software | Reviews and Features | Forum | Help | Donate | About us
topbanner_forum
  *

avatar image

Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
  • December 07, 2016, 04:49:08 AM
  • Proudly celebrating 10 years online.
  • Donate now to become a lifetime supporting member of the site and get a non-expiring license key for all of our programs.
  • donate

Author Topic: Software recommendation for extracting video clips: Avidemux  (Read 1236 times)

mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 36,408
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
I recently had the need to extract a few dozen video clips from about a terrabyte of videocamera mp4 files (broken up into 3gb files), and went looking for a simple free tool that could load the videos and help me extract smaller clips from them in an easy manner.

I thought it was worth a post for others who may one day find themselves needing the same type of tool.

The one i ended up using is the free (open source) Avidemux: http://fixounet.free.fr/avidemux/

It has a very clean minimalist user interface, is fast, and does a great job of letting you select regions to extract and save.
avidemux.png

Not perfect, but highly recommended if this is the kind of thing you need to do.


Deozaan

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Points: 1
  • Posts: 7,714
    • View Profile
    • The Blog of Deozaan
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Software recommendation for extracting video clips: Avidemux
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2016, 07:42:14 PM »
Does it let you splice the video clips together?


mouser

  • First Author
  • Administrator
  • Joined in 2005
  • *****
  • Posts: 36,408
    • View Profile
    • Mouser's Software Zone on DonationCoder.com
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Software recommendation for extracting video clips: Avidemux
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2016, 08:08:16 PM »
Not that I can see.

4wd

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 4,474
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Software recommendation for extracting video clips: Avidemux
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2016, 04:16:23 AM »
File->Append

eg. Slice and dice your original clip into segments, preferably on Index frames so there's no need to re-encode, save each clip, then reassemble in the order you want using Append.

It was much better under the old versions where you could just drop clips on the interface to have them appended.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2016, 07:11:50 AM by 4wd »

Deozaan

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Points: 1
  • Posts: 7,714
    • View Profile
    • The Blog of Deozaan
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Software recommendation for extracting video clips: Avidemux
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2016, 02:20:03 PM »
Thanks. I'll have to check this out. :Thmbsup:


4wd

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 4,474
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Software recommendation for extracting video clips: Avidemux
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2016, 08:24:11 PM »
Old post with simplistic instructions using an older version - still mostly relevant.

Deozaan

  • Charter Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • ***
  • Points: 1
  • Posts: 7,714
    • View Profile
    • The Blog of Deozaan
    • Read more about this member.
    • Donate to Member
Re: Software recommendation for extracting video clips: Avidemux
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2016, 09:54:43 PM »
Wow. Thanks again! :)


antekgla

  • Participant
  • Joined in 2011
  • *
  • Posts: 29
    • View Profile
    • SRTFilter
    • Donate to Member
Re: Software recommendation for extracting video clips: Avidemux
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2016, 12:10:50 AM »
It was much better under the old versions where you could just drop clips on the interface to have them appended.

In the last version (windows) dragging files in the interface also appends it.

To cut, join wmv files I recommend ASFbin.
Not the best interface but always good results.
SRTFilter Automatic Subtitle Editor & Renamer

4wd

  • Supporting Member
  • Joined in 2006
  • **
  • Posts: 4,474
    • View Profile
    • Donate to Member
Re: Software recommendation for extracting video clips: Avidemux
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2016, 07:13:09 AM »
It was much better under the old versions where you could just drop clips on the interface to have them appended.

In the last version (windows) dragging files in the interface also appends it.

Woops, you're right ... must have re-enabled it under the QT interface at some point.