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Old 08-06-2018, 12:56 PM
 
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I have a MP4 video and I want to edit (remove) the first 1 minute 30 seconds of the video and audio portion of the file.
The desire is to edit the video portion, edit the audio portion and then re-unite the two as one file.
Thanks.
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Old 08-07-2018, 09:36 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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I assume you want free or close to free. There are many apps you can buy, most of which are probably overkill in your situation. There will be a learning curve involved.

https://www.lifewire.com/best-free-v...ograms-4128924
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Old 08-08-2018, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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You can just use VLC for that. It's akin to cropping a photograph by way of analogy.

Open VLC.
Views > Advanced Controls.
Open the file you want to take a clip from.
Go to where you want to take the clip (1:30 in your place)
Click Frame by frame to fine tune.
Hit record.
Hit play.
When you're done with the portion you want to take a clip of, hit record again.

If you want to go crazy, Resolve is tough to beat. The free version doesn't have all that features that the paid version has but it's very functional as opposed to say Lightworks free version which is really try-before-you-buy. But those are professional/prosumer levels, akin to Adobe Premier or Apple's Final Cut. They're total overkill, even if Resolve is free. iMovie (Mac) or Movie Maker (Windows) are simpler to use.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Greensboro, NC
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I know you can do this in iMovie, which is free for the Mac. I've separated the audio track from the video, edited it in audacity, and then added it back to the video. Seems to work pretty well.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:30 AM
 
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We have Windows based computers.
I do have VLC on one system and will try that.
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:50 PM
 
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You can just use VLC for that. It's akin to cropping a photograph by way of analogy.

Open VLC.
Views > Advanced Controls.
Open the file you want to take a clip from.
Go to where you want to take the clip (1:30 in your place)
Click Frame by frame to fine tune.
Hit record.
Hit play.
When you're done with the portion you want to take a clip of, hit record again.
I got into VLC and got lost. I saw record but not play.

Here are the pieces of the intended video.
The audio file is 5:01 and is MP3.
The other file is 2:51 and is MP4. I need to remove the audio from this file.
Take the resulting 2:51 video (with no sound) and create a video with the two pieces. I have a You Tube video maker which works fine. As the two files stand now, the audio plays on both of them at the same time.
No 100% in sync but one over the other. The audio of the MP4 file needs to be removed.

No luck figuring out Open Shot. Both programs play the MP4 video. I am not trying to cut it I'm trying to remove the audio. I want the 2:51 video with no sound.

Last edited by howard555; 08-10-2018 at 06:59 PM..
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Old 08-12-2018, 02:04 PM
 
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Quote:
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You can just use VLC for that. It's akin to cropping a photograph by way of analogy.

Open VLC.
Views > Advanced Controls.
Open the file you want to take a clip from.
Got in using VLC and different steps after opening the file. If anyone wants to know the steps let me know.
So I ended up with a 5 minute video where the first 2:51 was video and the entire 5 minutes was audio.
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:51 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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i use ffmpeg now called avconv for stuff like this:
Does anyone know how to convert an mkv file to mp4?
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Old 08-13-2018, 07:25 AM
 
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See if this will meet your needs

https://www.techradar.com/how-to/win...n-video-editor
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