Does anyone know of software for OS X that can quickly split a 2 hour H.264 video file into two 1 hour files? iMovie estimates 2 hours just to import the file. I was hoping for something that could do it quicker.
You might also be able to do this using Quicktime X. Open the movie, then choose Edit -> Trim... Trim away the second part of the movie file and do a save as to get the first part in a separate file. Re-open the original file and trim away the first part, save as to get the second part in a separate file.
I've only been able to try it with a 5 minute long movie, which was quick enough, but I'm unsure of how quickly it'll work with a 2 hour movie.
The easiest tool would probably be Quicktime 7 Pro. I believe it is available on Apple's store for $30.
If you prefer a CLI method, take a look at mp4box. It has a -split option that does what you're describing.
Completely free, completely awesome.
Split MPEG-4 movies with ease and speed.
If an application takes longer than a few minutes, it is likely re-encoding your movie. You do not want this because it risks reducing the quality of your split movie files.
Please note I wrote Movie Splitter and am likely bias.
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