#editorial | Logs for 2017-01-01

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[19:25:49] <Fnord666> ~gday Bytram
[19:25:50] * exec cohesively deletes a JFS volume of goathead thorns from Bytram
[19:26:10] <Bytram> ~gday Fnord666
[19:26:11] * exec homogeneously formulates a wagon of vba scripts for Fnord666
[19:26:21] <Bytram> in the middle of something... be with you shortly
[19:26:23] <Fnord666> Happy New Year!
[19:26:27] <Fnord666> np.
[19:26:30] <Bytram> same to you!!!!!!
[19:28:34] * Bytram is fighting with ffmpeg
[19:29:05] <Bytram> just want to grab the first 4m45s of an mp4 vid and send it to a different file
[19:29:37] <Bytram> looks like this should do it, butno joy: ffmpeg -t 4:45 -i source.mp4 out.mp4
[19:34:15] <Fnord666> try ffmpeg -ss 00:00:00.0 -i infile.mp4 -t 285 -codec copy outfile.mp4
[19:35:10] <Bytram> had recommendation to try shotcut -- 200 MB download and install, but not quite what I was looking for.
[19:35:21] <Bytram> oooooh!
[19:35:25] <Bytram> brb
[19:35:42] <Fnord666> You might just need to add "-c copy" to your original command.
[19:37:11] <Bytram> PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[19:37:32] <Bytram> Fnord666++
[19:37:32] <Bender> karma - fnord666: 2
[19:37:36] <Bytram> wha?
[19:37:54] <Bytram> Fnord666++
[19:37:54] <Bender> karma - fnord666: 3
[19:38:00] <Bytram> thanks SO MUCH!
[19:38:06] <Fnord666> your welcome
[19:38:21] <Fnord666> It's a great little tool.
[19:39:07] <Bytram> yeah, but feels like trying to drive a car. for the first time. from the back seat. with two yardsticks.
[19:39:16] <Bytram> =)
[19:39:47] <Fnord666> Now that would be a trick.
[19:40:17] <Bytram> what is so hard about providing *examples* that cover permutations of each of the parameters?
[19:40:44] <Bytram> yep, and I've been at this, off and on, for at least 3 hours.
[19:40:47] <Fnord666> Exactly, especially common use cases.
[19:41:01] <Bytram> was about to break down and try to use VLC
[19:41:15] <chromas> or virtualdub
[19:41:28] <Bytram> either that or just use 'head' command and grab an aprrox number of bytes!
[19:41:41] <Fnord666> Because programmers make lousy users and are too close to what they are using to think like a new user?
[19:41:51] <Bytram> Fnord666++
[19:41:51] <Bender> karma - fnord666: 4
[19:42:17] * Bytram spent many many years acting as a virtual user to devs... QA++
[19:43:02] <Fnord666> I've found that they make lousy UI designers too.
[19:43:24] <Bytram> really? color me suprised. :/
[19:43:38] <Fnord666> ;)
[19:43:42] <Bytram> lol
[19:44:30] <Bytram> charon: I looked into virtualdub and something bounced me away... don't recall why
[19:45:09] <Bytram> oh, no longer maintained, it seems? https://en.wikipedia.org
[19:45:10] <exec> └─ 13VirtualDub - Wikipedia
[19:45:24] <chromas> I think it's been abandoned. Avidemux is similar and works on loonix
[19:45:48] <Bytram> "Development stopped as of 2013 [1] and the official website's forums got closed down in 2015."
[19:45:57] <chromas> I've used vlc before and it always seems to make weird output that nothing else can play (sometimes even itself)
[19:46:03] <Bytram> yes, I looked into Avidemux, but could not download it.
[19:46:19] <Bytram> kept getting 'forbidden'
[19:47:21] <Fnord666> I've used openshot a couple of times but installing a full NLE is a bit overkill
[19:47:24] <Fnord666> http://www.openshot.org
[19:47:25] <exec> └─ 13OpenShot Video Editor | Simple, powerful, and free video editor for Linux!
[19:48:06] <Bytram> yeah, went down that route... 200 MB D/L, installed, and found Mystery Meat Navigation. :(
[19:50:35] <Fnord666> With the rise in the popularity of GoPro videos I would think there would be more open source apps available these days.
[19:50:37] <chromas> There are some GUIs for ffmpeg too
[19:51:04] <Fnord666> OTOH a Non Linear Editor is not a weekend project.
[19:51:30] * cmn32480 wonders if I hav missed anythign to avoid reading the bacscroll
[19:52:37] <chromas> There's a few but they're all a bit weird
[19:52:43] <Fnord666> I've used ffmpegX on the mac before. It just provides a GUI to convert what you want to do into the proper command line parms for ffmpeg.
[19:53:22] <chromas> kdenlive, openshot, shotwell, cinelerra, blender
[19:53:50] <Bytram> what we need is a standard...
[19:53:54] <Bytram> ;)
[19:54:16] <Fnord666> https://xkcd.com
[19:54:17] <exec> └─ 13xkcd: Standards
[19:54:48] <chromas> buttpirate a copy of vegas or premiere and there's your standard :D
[19:55:08] <Bytram> Fnord666: 'zactly
[19:56:30] <Bytram> I know it will come up later, and while you are here, how do I do: copy foo1.mp4+foo2.mp4 bar.mp4 using ffmpeg?
[19:57:01] <Bytram> I'm guessing:
[19:57:36] <Bytram> ffmpeg -i foo1.mp4 -i foo2.mp4 -codec copy bar.mp4
[19:57:58] <Fnord666> Create a text file with your list of .mp4 files, 1 per line I think.
[19:58:13] <Fnord666> ffmpeg -f concat -i file-list.txt -c copy output.mp4
[19:59:01] <Fnord666> https://trac.ffmpeg.org
[19:59:04] <exec> └─ 13Concatenate – FFmpeg
[19:59:16] <Fnord666> Your file will looks like
[19:59:31] <Fnord666> # this is a comment
[19:59:40] <Fnord666> file '/path/to/file1'
[19:59:44] <Fnord666> file '/path/to/file2'
[19:59:48] <Fnord666> file '/path/to/file3'
[20:00:17] <Bytram> will have to give that a try!
[20:01:11] <Fnord666> This does assume the same codecs for the various files though.
[20:01:34] <Bytram> yeah, that's not so good. :/
[20:01:50] <Fnord666> cmn32480 - Just a little discussion on using ffmpeg. Happy New Year!
[20:03:00] <Bytram> My first file was created while having the wrong camera selected on my mobile phone. I extracted the audio -- cause it was part of the song's intro -- into an .mp3
[20:03:01] <Bytram> what you kjust helped me with earlier was the video of the actual song.
[20:03:48] <Bytram> here's my journal entry for background: https://soylentnews.org
[20:03:50] <exec> └─ 13Journal of martyb (76)
[20:04:07] <Bytram> and with that, I need a break. thanks so very much for the most timely help!
[20:12:40] <Fnord666> Happy New Year chromas!
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[20:52:47] <charon_> happy new year, editorial
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