View Full Version : Can you make a small video file from a segment of a movie?

07-31-2004, 05:48 AM
I have a CD of a movie, and I wish to take a small part out of it and put it into some video file (.avi .wmv .mov etc...)

It's a pretty old movie but it's on a CD

How can this be done?

07-31-2004, 05:56 AM
In what format is this video on cd?

Btw RP, clean your PM box

07-31-2004, 06:01 AM
he he he Astro's area of speciality, apart from making love to beautiful women............ grrrrr ! :p

firstly, this isnt a DVD right, you're saying its a CD, does this mean
1. A VCD, or SVCD
2. On a CD ROM, eg. like a music video that comes on an audio cd

in the instance of both, the movie file can be found if you 'explore' the disc contents, if its a standard VCD, SVCD - its usually in a folder called MPGAV or similar. The file type in a video CD will always be an mpg1

on a cd rom, it can be anything, ive seen everything from swf. to quicktime movies. You really just have to have a look

well ! the next step.....getting a small bit out this can be done a zillion ways.....but for your perhaps the easiest way is to use an encoding. The king of all encoding programs is TMPGEnc..... it can recognise most standard filetypes(even quicktime if you have the plug in)

you select the movie you want, then just set it so it 'encodes' only a certain part of it, and let it rip. This program can output mpeg1, mpeg2(DVD) and even avi file formats

lemme know if you wanna go this way and I can help if reqd and give linkys if necessary....

if you just wanna get get screencaps, eg for making an avatar, best to use windvd.....


07-31-2004, 08:00 AM
It's one huge .avi file from a CD

07-31-2004, 08:36 AM
Originally posted by RpTheHotrod
It's one huge .avi file from a CD

yeah, tmpenc will do nicely, not only that, but once it encodes it to mpg, the filesize will be much smaller. Im sure there are tools avaiolable that will let you do this and keep it as an avi but avi take up quite alot of space.......

if you dont wanna mess with tmpenc, and keep it in avi use this
avcutty ! (http://www.avcutty.de/english/index.htm)

very easy, freeware too :D

step 1 : before you do anything, get the avi off the cd onto your HD !

alternately, if you feel game enough to try tmpgenc, here you go
tmpgenc (http://www.tmpgenc.net/)

btw the most AMAZING site for all this kind of knowledge, guides and links is www.videohelp.com


07-31-2004, 01:07 PM
got windows movie maker? Open it, it makes scene from it, drag scenes to timeline, save. Voila

07-31-2004, 03:33 PM
Thanks :D Good program (that tmpgenc thingy)

08-02-2004, 03:48 AM
Originally posted by RpTheHotrod
Thanks :D Good program (that tmpgenc thingy)

its excellent...for ppl into that type of stuff(like me) its the golden standard of encoding programs. Can be very simple to use(for a beginner) but all the expert options are in there too. :)

Ive even noticed it in the credits of quite a few ps2 games, who must use it to encode their cutscenes :D