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Old November 4, 2010, 03:46 PM
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Default Want to Find: Marathon video software

Hey all,

To cut a long story short, I'm going to be doing a lil anime-a-thon this weekend. However, two problems are arising from this: 1- I need to make a playlist of videos, and 2- Most importantly I would like to be able to start and stop the episodes at specific times so that half the weekend isn't spent reading credits or watching the intro videos.

Now #1 isnt a problem, i know that VLC can cue up several titles to play sequentially. (or name a better alternate than VLC)
#2 is what I'd like to find. Think of iTunes (which i hate btw) that has a feature where you can start a song 0:20 in and stop it after 4:30 and Save those settings such that the next time it plays it will do so from those points automatically - thats what i'd like a video player to do, if possible.

Has anyone ever seen software that can do this? I know its a long shot, but short of attempting to edit and recut every episode that will be seen this weekend, I don't know what else to do.

If editing each IS truly my only choice, can someone suggest a very easy to use video editor so i can chop as need be? I think behemoth would be able to handle this and get it done quickly enough in time for the weekend.

Thanks all.
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Old November 4, 2010, 05:43 PM
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Not sure about what you need for #2, but if you end up having to do some edits you can use AVI Splitter. I'm sure that is what I have used before in the past. It is not freeware but the trial should do you fine. Then again it could have been this one as well, ImTOO Video Splitter.
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Old November 5, 2010, 11:58 AM
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For editing VirtualDub would be the one for AVIs, it's open source. You may need additional plug-ins for other formats.

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Use the "video > direct stream copy" option to prevent it from re-encoding the videos. If all the videos have the same video and sound frame/bitrates, then you can join them into one big file.
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