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  1. Member
    Join Date: Mar 2004
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    I usually have good luck splitting multi-episodes but I seem to be having issue with one for the first time.
    I have a dual-episode MKV that wont split properly. Total time is 00:21:56 (mediainfo reads 00:21:57)
    The first segment ends at 00:11:11 and when trying to use this number in mkvtoolnix, it outputs clip at 00:11:17
    Now if I try going to lower "seconds" I either stay the same result or end up at 00:11:06 as the output clip.
    I have even tried adjusting milliseconds 00:11:11.000000000 but still not getting the clip to end at the right time.

    Should I be trying another piece of software ?
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    The short explanation is mkvmerge isn't frame accurate for cuts. You can only cut on GOP (group of pictures) boundaries.



    You need a smart rendering editor to be frame accurate. It will re-encode the few frames of the GOP within the cutsite.

    The only free one is mkvcutter by selur.
    http://forum.selur.de/topic220-mkv-cutter-tool-to-cut-h264-mkv-files-frame-accurate.html

    Retail ones include videoredo, solveigmm video splitter, tmpgenc smart renderer
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    Thanks for the help Will see what I can do.
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    Tried mkvcutter but still getting same result of 00:11:17
    Episode ends at frame 16088 so tried that but result was same as usual and so I tried 16085 down to 16080 but still wants to end 6 seconds too late.
    Suggested key frame is 15975 so tried that and it ended the clip 5 seconds too short.

    Guess episode will have to stay as is ...
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  5. tsMuxer used to have a cutter in it. Not sure how good it is. Not used it since before it started being updated again.
    You might try that and remux back to MKV.
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    tsMuxer did a better job for the first clip. Starting and ending spot on. Unfortunately I cant get the second clip to start at the right place.
    I went back to mkvtoolnix but no luck there for the second part. It's plus or minus 5 seconds no matter what.
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    You have to use a video editor that will re-encode the seconds where you want to edit and leave the rest of the video untouched.There are members here who will recommend a program that can do this.
    I think,therefore i am a hamster.
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  8. Before you go the whole hog with a video editor you could also try SolveigMM AVI Trimmer + MKV (not frame accurate) and

    http://forum.videohelp.com/threads/354976-How-to-cut-any-video-with-the-free-Video-to-...ideo-Converter

    again, not frame accurate but you never know your luck
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