How do I chop up an mpeg..?

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  1. mikebatho macrumors 6502a

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    I've got an mpeg movie clip I want to edit, well....cut most of it off....

    I just want to keep the first 30 seconds or so.

    What do I use to do this? (CAN I do this??)

    I had the half baked idea of trying to use IDVD but it wasn't happening. It said "unsupported file type, mpg movie" or something....

    Anything I can to...?
     
  2. strydr macrumors 6502

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    I've used QT Pro to chop sound files (got some great samples) ripped from movies, I imagine it will also work for Video. You can always change the file format with FFMPEGX, then import to iMovie..
     
  3. mikebatho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thing is, I don't have QT pro, and for the amount of use I'll get from it, I don't really want to pay...

    I was hoping somebody might know of a little rough & ready download fron Versiontracker or somewhere....
     
  4. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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  5. mikebatho thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I just mean I want to cut off all of the clip apart from the first 30 seconds or so...

    Downloading that now, is it easy to use?

    I'm a bit of a computer doofus....
     
  6. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

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    Dirty little secret...
    Quicktime Player responds to applescript and executes all sorts of commands from it.

    Even ones that normally require a pro key. :)

    Also have you tried iMovie?
     

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