Saturday, October 1, 2022

Splitting video using linux command line

To easily split (or cut some part) of video using command line, a tool called ffmpeg can be used.

Why use command line? Lighter on resource. Video editing is a high resource activity, and by using command line, we can reduce the resource used on our machine while doing video splitting, especially if we are using low resources machine. 

To install ffmpeg, on an debian based machine, just run below command
$ sudo apt -y install ffmpeg

To do the splitting, just use below command
$ ffmpeg -i mymovie.mp4 -ss 00:01:00 -t 00:00:30 myeditedmovie.mp4

-i is for which video to edit
-ss is for where in the video that you want to start
-t is for the duration of the output video

So in the above example, you will get an output called myeditedmovie.mp4, which start from the first minute of the original video, and will last 30 seconds.

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