Opened 4 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#1497 open enhancement

Support for EDL cutting while encoding videos

Reported by: ramitbhalla Owned by:
Priority: wish Component: undetermined
Version: git-master Keywords: edl
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: no
Analyzed by developer: no


Can FFMPEG add support to read an EDL file to cut video files while encoding?
this is something similar to what mencoder does.

EDL format is very simple, it consists of 3 tab delimited columns

StartTimeStamp? EndTimeStamp? 0

Basically it gives the start and end time stamps for cutting video/skipping video while encoding a file. Each row represents a start and end time stamp for cutting/leaving video out of the final conversion.

It would be of great help instead of trying to cut a video into pieces and trying to merge it back together, which is a nightmare!

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by cehoyos

  • Keywords edl added
  • Priority changed from normal to wish
  • Status changed from new to open
  • Version changed from unspecified to git-master

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by ramitbhalla

Update on the EDL format:
There are 3 parameters in a line:


STS - Start Time Stamp
ETS - End Time Stamp

The 0/1 in translated like:
0 - Cut the video between the start and end time stamp
1 - Keep the video between the start and end time stamp

The EDL file cannot contain a combination of 0's and 1's, rather it's either all 0's or all 1's

Last edited 4 years ago by ramitbhalla (previous) (diff)
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