Eric at on 29 Mar 2012 18:29:15 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] simple video edit - simply escapes me

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I figured it out using avidemux but I'm downloading OpenShot - I seem to recall you mentioning this before and I think that John Karr covered it at PLUG central a couple of months back.  Worth a check, thanks!


On 03/29/2012 09:05 PM, Lee H. Marzke wrote:
> OpenShot,  it's in Ubuntu repos,  and actually easy to use.
> Lee
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>> Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2012 8:59:50 PM
>> Subject: [PLUG] simple video edit - simply escapes me
> I have a 26 minute screen capture video that I need to cut down to
> 9:30.  That is, I just want the first 9:30 - no fancy editing,
> effects, etc... just load, chop, save.  Is there an Audacity for
> videos?
> I made this video using xvidcap screen capture.  It created a 59 MB
> mpeg file (test-0000.mpeg)
> I tried kdenlive - it seems really powerful but it's not at all
> intuitive to me and the output options make me dizzy.  For example,
> why would I choose mpeg-2 200k 2 pass instead of mped-2 400k or any
> of the hundred or so other rendering options?  The two I tried would
> have taken over an hour and produced a file WELL over 100 MB in
> size.
> I just want to shorten a video (he pleads.)  Anybody have any
> recommendations?
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