MPEG Streamclip problem

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Takeo Rey, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Takeo Rey macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2008
    I'm trying to split a movie file, in this case an avi file, into two parts. I can get the first part cut and saved as one part, but when I try to get the second part saved it tells me that there is an error: no video compressor. I'm not trying to convert the file or anything, just cut them in half. Is there anything I need to try?
  2. DPA macrumors 65816


    Just convert the whole movie in MPEG Streamclip. Then chop it in half with iMovie.

  3. huntercr macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2006
    How are you attempting to split the file?

    I've done this in MPEG Streamclip by doing

    1) marking the in at the beginning and out at the midpoint. And selecting "trim" to get the first part
    2) click save as..., or export as or whatever it is in MPEG streamclip
    3) back on the timeline, Click "undo" ( bringing back the segment you just threw away )
    4) your in and out points are still set, but not click "cut" instead and it will throw away the 1st half.
    5) click save as... and save segment 2

    Does that not work for you? What codec are you trying to export to?
  4. Takeo Rey thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 27, 2008
    I tried the way you said but no luck. I really just wanted to split some of the videos into segments and keep the same quality and get a lower file size. I even tried to export it to an mp4 file, but the file size jumps too high. I still get the error: no video compressor pop up.
  5. huntercr macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2006
    And you only get the error for the *2nd* clip? That sounds ilke a bug.

    What format were you trying to export as before? I think I may have realized your problem. If you're simply trying to split the AVI file and save it back as AVI, I'm not sure you will be able to do that. You *might* be able to do that with Flip4Mac pro, but remember MPEG Streamclip is first and foremost for editing and converting MPEG2 files. I have a hunch it's not going to handle AVI splitting without reencoding like it does MPEG2.

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