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Splitting an AVI file

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Ok heres the deal I have an avi file that is about 750MB in size. I want to put this file on a CD-R but of course it is to big (I have 700MB cd-r's). Is there a program that will split the avi file into 2 seperate avi files? I have been looking but have had no luck.
FYI the avi was created using Codex Mpeg4 for video and Mp3 for audio
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by:dtabacco
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Check this program out and see if it helps at all:

http://www.zdnet.com/downloads/stories/info/0,,001537,.html

It's a freeware AVI editor.  the interface looks a bit clumsy, but you should be able to do what you need with it.
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by:Alldigital
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I say buy a high density cd-r they hold 800 mb. this is solve problems in the long run and they are inexpensive to purchase. Im pretty sure that it would be cheaper then using 2 regular cd-r's.
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by:garzajd
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I'd say thats a good answer but its not what I want. I dont tell people to buy a new computer when there keyboard breaks. I will leave your comment because it may be useful, but my question was "how do I split a file" not what do I do with this big file...Thanks
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by:Alldigital
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Ok well if my first answer wasnt what you were looking for i have a program that will split any file easily. It is caled HJSplit you can find it at www.download.com. By using this program though you wouldnt be able to watch the avi until you joined the files back together.
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by:garzajd
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I'd say thats a good answer but its not what I want. I dont tell people to buy a new computer when there keyboard breaks. I will leave your comment because it may be useful, but my question was "how do I split a file" not what do I do with this big file...Thanks
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by:garzajd
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oops dont know why that posted again. Yeah I have many programs that will do what your talking about. That may be the way I end up going since there seems to be no other program that will simply split an AVI file. However I will remain hopefull because I know there are files that will do it for VOB files and MPEG files...if I end up using your method I will credit you
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by:dtabacco
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I know it's possible with any video editing program that will let you assemble clips.  You just need to create 2 seperate AVI files.  one containing the first piece and the other containing the second.  Look at the link I posted above and see if that'll do what you need.  I haven't had time to play with it much, but it looks as though it ought to work.
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by:gtnovose
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Instead of splitting the .AVI file (which will require it to be joined later to use), why not compress using WINZIP or PKZIP. Either one will allow direct access to the compressed file's contents, as well, the cost should be right and a good majority of users already have one of these or a compatible compression system  installed.
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by:dtabacco
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If the file has already been mpeg compressed, as he said above, you won't get a very significant amount of compression from zipping it.  Try zipping an mp3, if you want an example.
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by:peyo
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Try these shareware sites:
http://www.techsmith.com/
http://www.flickerfree.com
http://www.cursorarts.com/

Hope these help you...
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by:SirNick
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by:centerv
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MasterSplitter will split and join your AVI files in whatever size you decide.
centerv

http://www.gfn.org/tucows/files3/mspt32.zip
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by:garzajd
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thanks ceterv but that is no different then any of the other programs listed.
Let me state this again:
I have an AVI file that is 750M in size. I want to split this into 2 avi files. I do NOT want to split it and then have to join it again.
I have tried just editing the file but it is almost faster to just recreate the file itself then to edit out 300M.
Thanks for all the input but so far its not what I'm wanting.

My goal is to burn this file onto a cd-r
I currently have 700M cd-r disks
I have looked for the 800M cd-r disks (as menitoned in an earlier statement) but no one seems to have them, and no one has ever heard of them. I have tried overburning my 700M cd-r but it will not overburn the extra 50M (I just get errors). So if there is no solution to split 1 avi file into 2 avi files then ohh well.
However if anyone has proof that there is such a thing as an 800M cd-r then let me know where the heck I can find them. Maybe even an online store or something

Joe
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by:garzajd
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thanks ceterv but that is no different then any of the other programs listed.
Let me state this again:
I have an AVI file that is 750M in size. I want to split this into 2 avi files. I do NOT want to split it and then have to join it again.
I have tried just editing the file but it is almost faster to just recreate the file itself then to edit out 300M.
Thanks for all the input but so far its not what I'm wanting.

My goal is to burn this file onto a cd-r
I currently have 700M cd-r disks
I have looked for the 800M cd-r disks (as menitoned in an earlier statement) but no one seems to have them, and no one has ever heard of them. I have tried overburning my 700M cd-r but it will not overburn the extra 50M (I just get errors). So if there is no solution to split 1 avi file into 2 avi files then ohh well.
However if anyone has proof that there is such a thing as an 800M cd-r then let me know where the heck I can find them. Maybe even an online store or something

Joe
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by:centerv
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Just curious
Is this a file you made?
If so, have you used media cleaner?
How about compressing the file?

What you're looking for is a program that will split files over multiple CDs.
PowerQuest does that with image files.
I'm not aware of any other programs that will do that with standard files.

centerv
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by:RoadWarrior
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How was the file created? I mean, from what source, it might be easier to split the source file then reconvert. If it was an mpeg file originally, you can actually just chop these up with any utility that chops any file.

Road Warrior
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by:garzajd
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Ok the file was originaly converted from a vob file to an mpeg4 format (mpeg4 video & mp3 audio)
But I'm guessing that it is just easier to re convert fewer vob files over then it is to split the finished avi.
The thing is that I had 6 vob files totaling about 5G so I converted them to mpeg4 and that brought it all down to about 750M (of course the video isnt as good as vob but I'm really impressed with the quality of the avi). I originaly wanted to put the 1 750M avi file onto 1 cdr but that seems to not work on 700M cd-r disks (even with overburning). So someone mentioned getting an 800M cd-r, but I have no proof that there is such a thing (wish I could find them). So I'm stuck with re converting the vob files into 2 seperate avi files which are now about 350M a piece. I'm still hopping for an avi splitter. Or better yet an avi editor that will allow me to cut out the beggining credits and the end credits as well- so far the ones I have tried just cant handle that big of a file. So if anyone has any creative ideals that I havent thought of or that havent been said already I'm all ears. Basically if someone can help me figure out how to put this 750M avi file onto a cd (and be able to play it back off of the cd) then thats who will get my whoopin 90 points. I would up the points cause this seems to be a bigger problem then I thought, but I dont have any more.

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by:garzajd
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ALLDIGITAL- if your still paying attention to this post then please tell me where I can find a high density 800M disk...maybe find me a site on the web that sells them or something
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by:centerv
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Quicktime pro will let you cut out sections of the file at will.
However, I do it on a Mac. Havent tried using it on the PC.
Should be the same, if you're advanturess.
centerv
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by:Alldigital
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I have seen those disks at Best Buy, Fry's, and Curcuit City. I would guess that any big computer store would have them. Try the memorex web site maybe they have a list of resailers. the address is wwww.memtek.com
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by:Alldigital
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Hey man im sorry to say i was mis-informed it was 80 minute not 800 mb. Im sorry to give you the wrong info.
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by:garzajd
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ahhh so thats what it was. No problem thanks for letting me know- I would have gone crazy trying to keep finding an 800M cd-r
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by:hewittg
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Gar,
This program says it will do what you want.

Hope it helps.

Glenn

http://www.techsmith.com/products/dubit/
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by:garzajd
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Thanks boom finally a decent program that will split the file keeping the avi format. That is what I have been looking for all along.
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