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tlr online
10-03-04, 23:14
Chaps. Do you think chopping a 2.2GB AVI movie into 700MB segments and then joining as a later date would degrade the quality in any way? Video bandwidth (DIVX) is 2500k and audio bandwidth 320. Could there be an audio/video alignment problem by the cutting and then re-joining of the AVI file?

Draco
10-03-04, 23:26
Ima take a wild guess that you are going to transport it via CDs...

tlr online
10-03-04, 23:32
Yes. I'm going to burn the AVI onto 700MB CDR, for storage and transport.

max_payne_99
11-03-04, 02:53
I don't know a whole lot 'bout video, but I do know that WinRAR can seperate a single file into smaller files of a designated size. Maybe that'd work for ya? :confused:

laracroft8290
11-03-04, 04:30
Yeah.

Use VirtualDub (http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/virtualdub/VirtualDub-1.5.10.zip?download)

Follow these instructions:

1)Load your original (DivX-compressed or otherwise) .AVI into VirtualDub or NanDub
2) Set BOTH "Video" and "Audio" to "Direct Stream Copying"
3) From the "Edit" dropdown menu, select "Set Selection Start"
4) Move slider to approximate halfway point
5) From the "Edit" dropdown menu, select "Go to next keyframe"
6) From the "Edit" dropdown menu, select "Set Selection End'
7) From the "File" dropdown menu, select "Save as AVI" - Save as a new filename (e.g. "Movie1of2.avi").
8) From the "Edit" dropdown menu, select "Set Selection Start"
9) From the "Edit" dropdown menu, select "Move to End"
10) From the "Edit" dropdown menu, select "Set Selection End"
11) From the "File" dropdown menu, select "Save as AVI" - Save as a new filename (e.g. "Movie2of2.avi").

I think you can probably figure out from the above how to split into three. Let me know if you have a problem http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

[ 11. March 2004, 05:32: Message edited by: laracroft8290 ]

laracroft8290
11-03-04, 04:31
Originally posted by tlr online:
Yes. I'm going to burn the AVI onto 700MB CDR, for storage and transport.3 CDs

Draco
11-03-04, 04:36
Actually unless I get a more precise file size it comes out to 3.2182857142857142857142857142857 CDs...rounded of course...

laracroft8290
11-03-04, 04:40
Originally posted by Draco:
Actually unless I get a more precise file size it comes out to 3.2182857142857142857142857142857 CDs...rounded of course...3.2182857142857142857142857142857 is what I got also.

Draco
11-03-04, 04:42
Originally posted by laracroft8290:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Draco:
Actually unless I get a more precise file size it comes out to 3.2182857142857142857142857142857 CDs...rounded of course...3.2182857142857142857142857142857 is what I got also.</font>[/QUOTE];)

tlr online
11-03-04, 05:31
VirtualDUB it is then... thanks chaps.

Simulation
11-03-04, 07:46
Morning tlr,

I had an early night, so missed your post. Looks like you have it sorted anyhow thanks to Aaron and Draco. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

I recently purchased a DVD+R drive. It's absolutley wonderful as it has a data capacity of 4.7GB ;) If you are going to be handling large files on a regular basis it could save a lot of time and trouble. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

SpArKy
11-03-04, 07:52
LOL, i just rip them, and yes mine are lower quality, lmao!

Its not nice being impatient!

laracroft8290
11-03-04, 13:22
Originally posted by Simulation:
Morning tlr,

I had an early night, so missed your post. Looks like you have it sorted anyhow thanks to Aaron and Draco. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

I recently purchased a DVD+R drive. It's absolutley wonderful as it has a data capacity of 4.7GB ;) If you are going to be handling large files on a regular basis it could save a lot of time and trouble. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif There was something a I read in a magazine article a few years back. Companies were developing a blue laser cd burner that could burn 18-20GB on each disk. Anyone know any details?

Draco
11-03-04, 15:14
Originally posted by laracroft8290:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Simulation:
Morning tlr,

I had an early night, so missed your post. Looks like you have it sorted anyhow thanks to Aaron and Draco. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

I recently purchased a DVD+R drive. It's absolutley wonderful as it has a data capacity of 4.7GB ;) If you are going to be handling large files on a regular basis it could save a lot of time and trouble. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif There was something a I read in a magazine article a few years back. Companies were developing a blue laser cd burner that could burn 18-20GB on each disk. Anyone know any details?</font>[/QUOTE]Only that the blue laser is the most difficult to build, but the best that we can...

laracroft8290
11-03-04, 16:54
Originally posted by Draco:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by laracroft8290:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Simulation:
Morning tlr,

I had an early night, so missed your post. Looks like you have it sorted anyhow thanks to Aaron and Draco. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

I recently purchased a DVD+R drive. It's absolutley wonderful as it has a data capacity of 4.7GB ;) If you are going to be handling large files on a regular basis it could save a lot of time and trouble. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif There was something a I read in a magazine article a few years back. Companies were developing a blue laser cd burner that could burn 18-20GB on each disk. Anyone know any details?</font>[/QUOTE]Only that the blue laser is the most difficult to build, but the best that we can...</font>[/QUOTE]Japan already has some "blu-ray" dvd burners, but we shouldn't see them in the US until 2007. But we could see a next generation dvd burner that uses 23GB media by the end of 2004.

That was from an article on ExtremeTech back in Oct 2003.

You can find out more information about the "blu-ray" and its awesome storage capacity HERE (http://www.blu-ray.com/).

[ 11. March 2004, 17:54: Message edited by: laracroft8290 ]

Simulation
11-03-04, 21:14
Originally posted by laracroft8290

Japan already has some "blu-ray" dvd burners, but we shouldn't see them in the US until 2007. But we could see a next generation dvd burner that uses 23GB media by the end of 2004. Better start saving up now! At $3,800 for the player and $30 per disc you better have some precious data to backup :eek:
The price will come down in time. I'll take another look in 2010. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif

laracroft8290
11-03-04, 22:01
Originally posted by Simulation:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr /> Originally posted by laracroft8290

Japan already has some "blu-ray" dvd burners, but we shouldn't see them in the US until 2007. But we could see a next generation dvd burner that uses 23GB media by the end of 2004. Better start saving up now! At $3,800 for the player and $30 per disc you better have some precious data to backup :eek:
The price will come down in time. I'll take another look in 2010. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif </font>[/QUOTE]I know http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif At that price I could buy make my own file server.