[MEncoder-users] Broken mpeg files after EDL cutting

Jiří Heryán technik at domotech.cz
Thu Dec 13 10:44:40 CET 2007

Volker Quetschke píše v Čt 06. 12. 2007 v 16:27 -0500:
> I am experiencing some problems using mencoder to cut mpeg files.
> When cutting mpeg files recorded with GBPVR with my HVR-1600 card
> I frequently (allways?) get the problem that the reported length
> after cutting is 0:00:00. This occurs with the GBPVR viewer but
> is reproducible with Windows Media Player. To exclude that this
> problem stems from GBPVR or the HVR-1600 driver I build a "small"
> testcase to reproduce the problem with a free mpeg from the web.
> Get this file: <http://www.pangolin.com/images/video/creation.mpg>
> (~48MB)
> Check that it is OK - Mplayer, GBPVR and Windows Media Player
> play it, it has a length of about 4:40min and the slider works
> in Windows Media Player to access every position in the file.
> Now do this:
> $ ./mencoder.exe creation.mpg -edl cut.edl -oac copy -ovc copy -of mpeg
> -o cr_cut.mpg
> With cut.edl:
> - - - - - - -
> 0.0 260.0 0
I also experienced some problems with mecoder later and traced them to
this line. Mencoder does not like edl cutting at the begining 1st sec or
so (in my case it crashed down). Solution is in using -ss option for
skipping start sequence and edling the others.


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