Edit a F4V Video File?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by John Doe 57, Sep 19, 2010.

  1. John Doe 57 macrumors 65816

    John Doe 57

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    I have a video file that wants to open using Adobe Media Player. I want to cut out some parts of the video file by using QuickTime.

    Unfortunately, the Cut tool in QuickTime doesn't work for this video. I can select the part of the video I don't want, but when attempting to Cut, nothing is Cut out. :confused:

    I have also tried to save the file from QuickTime but it will only make a Reference File. I have also put the video into Final Cut Pro which results in a General Error.

    Is there a way to edit F4V files? Thanks.
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    Have you tried MPEG Streamclip yet? It is able to open .FLV files at least.
     
  3. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I didn't try MPEG Streamclip because I wasn't sure if the video quality would remain the same after export. Either way I had to change the extension of the file from F4V to MP4 and I was able to import it into Streamclip. *It wouldn't accept the F4V file extension.

    After export, can I keep the video quality or something close to it in Streamclip?
     
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    Yes, as MPEG Streamclip offers lots of formats/containers and codecs, many quite lossless.
    For what is the video for and where do you want to use it?

    I just ask, as there is a myriad of ways to export it now. Btw, could you trim the clip in QuickTime?
     
  5. John Doe 57 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Alright nice! I've been using Streamclip for ages and never really did learn the ins and outs of it. Its just a video for personal use. I tired trimming it in QT and it just wouldn't work.

    UPDATE:
    Streamclip says that it "can't prepare the movie" during export.
     

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