How to Cut/Join MPEG video files (with TMPGEnc)

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This guide explains how to Cut/Join MPEG video files with TMPGEnc

 
Cut/Join warnings

To edit MPEG2 files with TMPGEnc, make sure that you have a MPEG2 codec installed..
For royalties reason, Windows does not have a MPEG2 codec installed. This is why, on a fresh Windows installation, you can not play MPEG2 files


If the MPEG file to be cut contains svcd or cvd OGT subtitles, they are brutally removed...

How to cut one MPEG video file

Launch TMPGEnc, and close the wizard, if there is one.


Select in the menu "Files"/"MPEG Tools"


Select the "Merge & Cut" tabbed page


In the "Type" drop down list, select "MPEG-1 Video-CD" (if you have a MPEG1 file for VCD 1.1 or VCD 2.0) or "MPEG-2 Super VideoCD (VBR)" (if you have a MPEG2 file for SVCD)


Then click "Add" and select on your hard disk the MPEG file to cut (in this example, "Film_1100_MB_(1h48m).mpg")


Select the file you have just added... it must be highlighted


Then click "Edit"

NB: You can also double-click the file to edit it directly


Time location where the clip should start
To produce the first part of the video, put "00:00,00"


Time location where the clip should end
I will use the preview panel to define precisely the end of the first part of the video


Use the slider to find approximatively the place where you want to cut the MPEG file (in this example, near the middle)


You can then click "Play"/"Pause" and the Frame per Frame play to find precisely an appropriate place for the cut
NB: The time for the cut is displayed on the left side of the slider.


Then hit "}" (end), this will change the value in


"Ok" to leave this page

Back to the "Merge & Cut" tabbed page...



You should see there the range you chose during the editing step


Click "Browse" to set the output file


Hit "Run"... and wait!



Back to the "Merge & Cut" tabbed page once the new video file has been produced...



"Edit" again, to now produce the second part of the video



Enter the previous end value as the start of the second video.
NB: You can use Copy/Paste




Put the slider at the right end, and click "}" (end)
"(Last)" should then be in the "end position"



"Ok" to leave this page



Again, you should see there the new range you chose during the last editing step


Click "Browse" to set the output file for the second part


Again, hit "Run"... and wait!


That's it!


How to join two (or more) MPEG video files

Launch TMPGEnc, and close the wizard, if there is one.
Select in the menu "Files"/"MPEG Tools"



Select the "Merge & Cut" tabbed page


In the "Type" drop down list, select "MPEG-1 Video-CD" (if you have a MPEG1 file for VCD 1.1 or VCD 2.0) or "MPEG-2 Super VideoCD (VBR)" (if you have a MPEG2 file for SVCD)


Then click "Add" and select on your hard disk the MPEG files to join (two or more...)

You can add them one by one in the order you want to join them
or
You can also select them in one step and then change their order in the ordered list using mouse drag


Ordered list of the MPEG files that will be joined


Click "Browse" to set the output file


Hit "Run"... and wait!


That's it!

Advanced example, cut and join in one step

Let's imagine we have an MPEG encoded film with commercials at the beginning, the middle and the end. We want to remove the commercials, and add an intro video at the beginning of the film without the commercials.

And we want the result as one video file only:


Launch TMPGEnc, and close the wizard, if there is one.
Select in the menu "Files"/"MPEG Tools"
Select the "Merge & Cut" tabbed page
Select the Type in the drop down list


First add the "Intro" file , then add two times the film file
Edit the first "film file" in order to have the first part without commercials
Edit the second "film file" in order to have the second part without commercials


Click "Browse" to set the output file
Hit "Run"... and wait!
That's it!



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