Opened 12 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#1497 open enhancement

Support for EDL cutting while encoding videos

Reported by: ramitb Owned by:
Priority: wish Component: undetermined
Version: git-master Keywords: edl
Cc: Blocked By:
Blocking: Reproduced by developer: no
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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 by Carl Eugen Hoyos, 12 years ago

Keywords: edl added
Priority: normalwish
Status: newopen
Version: unspecifiedgit-master

comment:2 by ramitb, 11 years ago

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 11 years ago by ramitb (previous) (diff)
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