I'm trying to use AVIDEMUX to do a very simple, very specific job:
It seems AVIDEMUX only gives me 2 options:
- Open a dvd .ISO file
- Trim only the part I want to keep
- Copy the trimmed MPG, without reencoding, to a valid MPG file readable by Sony Vegas Pro 13
Are there any solutions to this? Or suggestions for other software capable of these simple steps?
- copy to MPEG-PS, which takes a long time and is maybe re-encoding (can't tell, but it's doing something that takes a lot of time)?
- or copy to MPEG-TS, which outputs a TS file that my main editor, Sony Vegas, can't open.
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So it's a ISO file of a full DVD? If so it would be quicker to open the ISO file, with for example WinRar and extract all the VOB files snf then convert to mpeg, say using https://www.videohelp.com/software/DVDVob2Mpg. Then edit the mpeg the file. The ISO file will of course have all the vob files, bup files and IFO files contained within it.
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There is certainly some software that can accomplish the simple task I want, but most are expensive &/or buggy (see Video Re-Maker). If AVIDemux can do the job, it seems like it would be ideal. I just don't know whether it can or not.
If I am careful and cut on keyframes only, it takes about a minute to save a 15-min segment in Mpeg-PS.
If I save the same segment to Mpeg-TS, it takes about 3 seconds.
I know that even at under-a-minute, it's probably not reencoding in PS that fast, but it's clearly doing a lot more than when I save as TS. Does anyone know why?
DVDFab Virtual Drive to mount the DVD ISO, then use VOB2MPG (free version) in IFO mode to convert the DVD files on the virtual drive to mpg. Apparently VOB2MPG doesn't get along with Windows 10 without help, but there is a way to make it work: https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/376694-Instructions-for-Running-on-Windows-10.
[Edit]VOB2MPG in IFO mode extracts the complete movie or complete episode even if it spans more than one VOB.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 26th Oct 2016 at 12:35.
--- No, 1 minute is not bad using Mpeg-PS, except I have several dozen files of 1 -2 hours each - if it takes me 5-8 minutes per file, that's several hours of encoding/copying.
Using Mpeg-TS, that would be several minutes.
Why is Mpeg-PS taking so much longer than Mpeg-TS?
I use XP Pro and an antique version of AviDemux. I use it quite often. Don't know what to tell ya'......other than
stop yer bitchen, get back in the kitchen.....you would have been done(with this video cutting) by now.
Ugly truth man....your bitching about free software.
I have this little post-it note here above my monitor that is YEARS old.....it says "AviDemux = MPEG-PS"....as reminder to use the "PS" option. Same as you, a program stream worked better in some other software than a transport stream. Long since forgotten which "next step" software required PS.
AviDemux is still the ONLY software I know of that can accurately replace and adjust (shift) audio when replacing audio in a video file....all with ZERO re-encoding.
Can't beat that with a stick.
Editors cannot know that the VOBs are related, and the incomplete GOP at the end of one GOP and the incomplete GOP at the beginning of the next VOB are two parts of the same GOP. They will treat them as unrelated files with incomplete GOPs, and will discard the incomplete GOP at the start of the second VOB. They may also discard a couple of B-frames at the end of the preceding VOB's incomplete GOP.
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I tried to see what happens when AVIDemux is used to import VOBs and export ps or ts files. I didn't find that exporting the edited output as a DVD-compatible ps (allowing non-compliant streams) or as a ts (with VBR muxing) takes an unreasonable amount of time compared to other editors I use. I also confirmed that if using "Copy" for both audio and video, the video isn't re-encoded, and the audio seems identical to the original AC3 too. Using the same priority, exporting as ps or as ts took about the same amount of time. I have no explanation as to why there is little difference in processing time for my computer and not yours.
I was surprised to find that AVIDemux does provide a way to correctly join video spanning multiple VOBs with no missing frames. The first time a user opens a VOB in a VTS, AVIDemux asks: "There are several files with sequential names. Should they all be loaded?" If the answer is "Yes", the VOB and all the VOBs following it in the VTS are loaded into the editor, joined together in sequential order. Unfortunately this only works on DVD files and folders on an HDD. It doesn't work for ISOs mounted on a virtual drive or actual DVD discs. In those two cases, AVIDemux cannot write the idx file in the same folder as the VOBs, and I can't find a way to change the location where AVIDemux writes the idx file.
[Edit] I suspect VOB2MPG is a better option because it uses the VTS IFO as a guide for processing, which might be advantageous for some commercial DVDs.
Last edited by usually_quiet; 29th Oct 2016 at 00:57.Ignore list: hello_hello, tried, TechLord
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