How can I split a .mp4 in two?

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  1. MadDoc macrumors 6502

    MadDoc

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    I have a bunch of .mp4 files (DRM free). Each file comprises two episodes of a kids TV show. I would like to simply split the file in two without re-encoding. What's the best way to do this? Preferably with a GUI (as I need to skip to the correct part of each file to find the divider between the two episodes).

    Thanks,
     
  2. oriz macrumors newbie

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    Hey MadDoc,

    You can trim a clip with Quicktime (Edit -> Trim or CMD+T). You have to do it twice for each half. Another Option I have used in the past was MPEG Streamclip, however it is been a while, since I last used this software, so I do not know, if the app is still compatible with Yosemite or El Capitan. A third option would be MP4Tools.
     
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  4. MacUser2525 macrumors 68000

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    Avidemux will do it or ffmpeg on the command line is another option.

    Code:
     ffmpeg -i double_file.mp4 -ss 00:00:00 -to 00:24:57 -vcodec copy -acodec copy single_episode.mp4
    
     
  5. MadDoc thread starter macrumors 6502

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