I have the MKVMerge guide by Bunkus in front of me.
But the program is saying I haven't got the split defined correctly.
Also the difference between duration and timecode has me confused. How does duration differ from timecode.
In the box I have selected
split at duration
the duration is defined as 01:34:44:00
Max number of files 2
and no Link box checked.
It keeps telling me that the format of the split time code duration is invalid. I can't see where my error is.
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split by duration means after every interval, it will produce a new file.
e.g --split duration:00:60:00.000 means it will try to split after every hour. If you have a 4 hour long source, you should get 4 pieces
split by timecode means you provide the list of times that it will try to split at
eg. --split timecodes:00:45:00.000,01:20:00.250 means it will split at 45 minutes , and 1 hour 20 minutes, 250ms. So you should get 3 pieces
You can only split at keyframes, so the "cuts" are not always accurate depending on the source file characteristics
Thanks for prompt reply.
That's pretty subtle. Time for a 'margin note' on my part.
As to key frame the goal with the split is at a fade to black act break. I'll report back any success.
A little experimentation was needed with the time. I must have found the keyframe.
The split looks ok.
Explanation of 'duration' was very helpful.