So I'm in the process of ripping my DVDs (don't worry, they're my own disks, I just want to have copies of them in iTunes for convenience), and I'm on my copies of The Lord of the Rings Extended Edition. For those who don't know, each of the 3 extended films are on 2 disks. I had to rip both halves of each film separately, resulting in 2 separate files for each movie. What I want is to merge each movie into it's own file. The only problem with this is that at the end of each movie's part 1, there are a few frames of black. When they're merged, it creates a very jarring break where I would like the last scene of part 1 to flow right into the first scene of part 2. I'm trying to do it in Quicktime X (I can't use iMovie because I want to preserve the aspect ratio), but it won't let me shave off a couple frames (or at the very least I don't know how to). Is there any other solution? Am I missing something? I'd prefer to re-encode as little as possible because the video has already been compressed enough (used my ripping software's iTunes preset). Also, not a requirement, but it would be nice to preserve the chapter markers. Thanks.