On Wed, 2020-08-26 at 21:43 -0500, Ranjan Maitra wrote:
I am writing to ask if there is a way to remove a small portion of a
mp4 file. Basically, the file is my lecture (has both audio and video
recorded using simplescreenrecorder) and I want to remove a portion
of the mp4 (from the 14:30 to the 15:50 time-points) of an mp4. The
mp4 itself is currently 17:50 minutes long.
Is there a way to do this, using a command line tool (preferred) or
something else? I like command line tools because they are faster.
Well, it would have been quicker to just open it in Audacity and edit
it, than do all the research to find out how to do it another way, but
there's always the "know-how to do it next time" reason to do all the
For command line tools, there's things like ffmpeg, mplayer and its
partner mencoder, and sox, that spring to mind. Each with some ability
to specify times within the file to use.
But for me, if I can load it in a program, immediately see how to do
just by reading the features in the screen, that's far quicker and
easier than studying man pages and doing lots of experiments.
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