[FFmpeg-user] Multiple Seeks (-ss/-t) in one file

Bernd Butscheidt bbutscheidt at yahoo.de
Thu Nov 22 09:46:01 CET 2012


> From: Nicolas George <nicolas.george at normalesup.org>
>To: FFmpeg user questions <ffmpeg-user at ffmpeg.org> 
>Sent: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 9:24 PM
>Subject: Re: [FFmpeg-user] Multiple Seeks (-ss/-t) in one file
>> Basically I want to cut multiple times but only have to do is one
>> single command, so that if I have something that is like 14 hours, but
>> I want 4 hours in random spots, I don't have to do 4 separate cuts
>> with 4 separate commands.
>What is the rationale for that requirement? It seems rather arbitrary.

I simply would see the advantage in the fact, that if you have several cut points you actually need to stream from the beginning of the file as often as the amount of cuts.
If you could pass several cuts in one command, the file needed to be passed through only once - at least as far I can imagine. 

If the source is a video of some hours, this should lead to an reasonable advantage.

Bernd B.

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