Author Topic: Cutting MP4 Files  (Read 1462 times)


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Cutting MP4 Files
« on: October 04, 2016, 09:33:54 PM »
Should cuts always be made on keyframes? I was hoping for a more exact cut without any re-encoding and intend to delete the source files once I've extracted the parts I need so want to make sure I do it correctly and don't mess up the resulting files somehow. I've made a few test cuts on non-keyframes using copy for audio and video and playback seems fine.


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Re: Cutting MP4 Files
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2016, 06:49:53 AM »
The entry point of a cut must be on a keyframe. The exit doesn't matter unless the codec uses frame reordering. A video player may be clever enough to skip garbage before the first and after the last keyframe if cuts have been done not on keyframes.