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Author Topic: Looking for a video splitter, pref. one that batches  (Read 5883 times)

antispin

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Looking for a video splitter, pref. one that batches
« on: July 17, 2007, 02:55:54 AM »
Hi all,

This is a very urgent requirement and I hope you might be able to help.

I need to split around 1,800 videos, each into parts of 5 minutes each. These videos range from 20-40 minutes in length. I have tried Googling for such software and every one has come out lacking. The one that came closest to covering my needs was SolveigMM Video Splitter.

Software I tried:

1. Easy Video Splitter
2. Ultra Video Splitter
3. Speed Video Splitter
4. Video File Master
5. New Video Splitter
6. SolveigMM Video Splitter (this one has a pseudo-batch mode, in which you need to manually place cut points for each video and then queue them in a batch file, which can then be batch processed)

My needs:

1. Must be able to split each video into defined time chunks (like say, 5mins for each chunk)
2. Would be nice if it converts as it splits (WMV to AVI)
3. MUST be able to do the splitting in a batch (ideally, "split all the videos inside this folder into 5 minutes chunk")

Anyone with a solution?

Thanks for your time!

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Re: Looking for a video splitter, pref. one that batches
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2007, 09:49:26 AM »
this sounds like a useful request (the batch part specifically -- is that where the existing programs are failing to live up to requirements?)

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Re: Looking for a video splitter, pref. one that batches
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2007, 10:18:37 PM »
this sounds like a useful request (the batch part specifically -- is that where the existing programs are failing to live up to requirements?)

Yes, woefully so. Even with SolveigMM, one needs to cut each video manually and then add to the task list. Other programs do allow you to define the chunks -- either as time lengths (each chunk of XXX seconds), or size length (each of XXX MB) but these do not batch.

An ideal program would:

1. Allow you to point to a video directory
2. Allow you to set the size of each chunk, either as time or size
3. Automatically append some value to a video's name to denote snips of the parent video (video_1, video_2, video_3, etc.)
4. Process the entire job automatically
5. As a nice bonus, also convert the videos, if needed
6. Massage my ankles

Sounds like a job for mouser? :P

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Re: Looking for a video splitter, pref. one that batches
« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2007, 07:27:38 AM »
I think I found something suitable. Called eo-video: http://www.eo-video.com/

Trying to figure it out, will keep you updated.

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Re: Looking for a video splitter, pref. one that batches
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2007, 08:10:11 AM »
It works beautifully :D

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Re: Looking for a video splitter, pref. one that batches
« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2007, 12:28:16 PM »
thanks for the report.. good old eo video saves the day again -- i've actually used it for converting Quicktime (or was it Real) video in the past and it did an admirable job.

if you ever feel like doing a "mini-review" on the forum of eo video as a way of giving them some well deserved attention, please consider it.  it's probably a program that others could benefit from learning about.

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Re: Looking for a video splitter, pref. one that batches
« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2007, 09:42:14 PM »
yup. thought about doing so yesterday but was too tired. hopefully, will have it up on the weekend

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Re: Looking for a video splitter, pref. one that batches
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2007, 07:25:14 PM »
In case it's of any use in the future, there are several converters around, many with file splitting based on size, and some that do batches, but in my opinion Avisynth would probably produce the best, quickest result. The caveat: it can get complicated because of the sheer volume of plug-ins & functions available and their settings -- if interested it's often best to post and ask in the avisynth forum.

A *very simple* use would be to write the script using Directshowsource I think with the wmv filename, opening that in VirtualDub, selecting fast recompress & your new desired final codec, then saving a segmented avi. V/Dub handles some batch processing. The advantage is that the image will be decoded using MS software, as it would be used in wmplayer, but kept as much as possible in it's original format & presented to the new codec that way -- it's both fast and very accurate, used by enthusiasts and pros worldwide.
Avisynth.org with forums on doom9.org

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Re: Looking for a video splitter, pref. one that batches
« Reply #8 on: August 10, 2007, 06:15:03 AM »
Thanks mikiem. Will try it out

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Re: Looking for a video splitter, pref. one that batches
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2010, 06:06:52 PM »
Whatever happened to eo video?

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Re: Looking for a video splitter, pref. one that batches
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2010, 07:10:28 PM »
http://eo-video.lastdownload.com/

Release Date: 5/26/2003, but still $35...