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I am in need of Video Player, or Software or API or any other idea for that help me to save the storage issue. Let me explain, I have a video file about 300mb which contains 10 clips if i make video in parts each part is of size arround 20mb so in total i will have 11 files and 500mb and it sucks because i have video files in thousands, So is their any video player or software by which i can crop/split video online so it don't affect my server space.

In best of knowledge the better way is I have to take a video and just take particular part from the video during run-time by telling its frame/time range and play it. So in this case i will not get headache of file-system again and storage issue also.

Can anyone suggest me something or any better idea please?

  • What format are your clips to begin with? You don't say what you're output is? What software are you using an editor or a utility.. What OS are you using? – integris Aug 9 '15 at 2:14
  • @integris if you read first sentence "I need a software". And i am using windows OS. Please read description again i hope you will understand my problem. Thanks – Mehmood Aug 10 '15 at 21:12
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FFMpeg might do what you need. It's pretty powerful commandline tool to convert video formats, sizes, etc.

Here is a clear and simple tutorial for installing FFMpeg and using basic functions

Here is a specific SuperUser thread about using it to cut small clips from a larger clip.

So is their any video player or software by which i can crop/split video online so it don't affect my server space.

There are a couple of "online editors" such as WeView, I haven't used them.

FFMpeg can read files from a stream or ftp, see the documentation: https://www.ffmpeg.org/ffmpeg-protocols.html#ftp

But if I understand you correctly, you want the software to cut the clips and convert them totally on server. I do not think that is possible with normal protcols. FFMpeg may be able to download and cut the file in one script. But I suggest posing that as a separate question if you decide to use it.

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