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EdisonLite
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Posted: 25 November 2022 at 6:39pm | IP Logged Quote EdisonLite

This is off-topic but I'm sure there are some people here that edit videos. Can
anyone recommend a simple-to-use software that simply edits specific parts
out of a digital video (mp4)? For instance, an hour-long show that has 2 songs
in it. I'd want to edit out everything except the 2 songs. In Wavelab, for audio,
I'd simply highlight each section of non-music and hit delete. And I'd be left
with the 2 musical segments. Anything in the video editing software world
that's that easy? I'm not looking for fancy visual effects, like overdubbing or
adding text to the video (although that might be included). Thanks. There may
even be a good price on the Black Friday to Cyber Monday weekend.
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mjb50
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Posted: 26 November 2022 at 2:34am | IP Logged Quote mjb50

For simple trimming, I don't use a graphical editor. I just make a note of the timestamps for what I want to keep, and use FFmpeg on the command line to copy whatever portion I want to separate files. Then I merge them.

Code:

ffmpeg -i inputfile.mp4 -c copy -ss 37:07.5 -to 41:30 s1.mp4
ffmpeg -i inputfile.mp4 -c copy -ss 42:10 -to 44:22 s2.mp4
echo file s1.mp4 > flist.txt && echo file s2.mp4 >> flist.txt
ffmpeg -f concat -safe 0 -i flist.txt -map 0 -c copy output.mp4

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cristianmdp
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Posted: 26 November 2022 at 10:28am | IP Logged Quote cristianmdp

Not sure if you can do exactly that with the following
software but you can cut and export each segment you want
to keep with "AviDemux".
Here:

https://www.videohelp.com/software/AviDemux
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Posted: 26 November 2022 at 10:59am | IP Logged Quote chendagam

OpenShot is a nice free editor that works on Mac and PC:
https://www.openshot.org/
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