[mythtv-users] Video Editing HELP! (COMPLETE noobie)

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Wed Jun 3 22:44:23 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 12:40 AM, barbex <barbex at gmail.com> wrote:
>> So I loaded avidemux last night and gave IT a shot.  "Better" is a phrase
>> that comes to mind, at least it's easy enough to use.  Getting rid of
>> commercials was pretty easy after indexing, and saving instead of a 12 - 15
>> hour process was about 30 minutes...
>> That's about as best as I can say.  The video STILL doesn't work, it now
>> looks like it's playing on x2 and there's still no sound.  I've tried AVI
>> and mpeg video saving routines, all a no go.
> I was going to suggest avidemux as the only program I could find that
> made any sense to me. And I have successfully cut videos from mpeg
> files that mythtv recorded into new mpeg files. I remember that I had
> to pay attention to Transport Stream (TS) versus PS whatever stream
> and it failed on some files because of errors in the recording. There
> is some information here:
> http://avidemux.org/admWiki/index.php?title=Editing_MPEG_capture_(DVB_or_IVTV)
> about that problem. So far nuv-files have stumped me but only because
> I got scared of ProjectX.
> ProjectX seems to be the solution to all and everything when it comes
> to video and repairing them. I am by no means an expert in this but I
> would try that next.

I find dvbcut http://dvbcut.sourceforge.net/ to be very good at
cutting DVB material frame accurate before encoding with avidemux.

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