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Old February 15th, 2011, 09:10 AM   #1
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MPEG streamclip problem

Not sure if this is the right forum, but I'm getting desperate.

On my old Windows xp computer, I used mpeg streamclip to trim M2T files - as recommended by various people on

Two years ago I purchased a Windows Vista computer, and installed Quicktime alternative 1.81 and mpeg streamclip as before. I have never been able to get it to work. The program appears to start up, but the video doesn't play - just leaves the first frame on the screen while the timer keeps going.

I've had several goes at reloading it all, and trying again, when I've had time. But still it won't work. I've tried again today, using the new beta of mpeg streamclip, and still the same result.

Can anyone suggest how to solve the problem? Or is there another simple to use utility that will let me trim away the unwanted GoPs?

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Old February 15th, 2011, 08:25 PM   #2
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My mpegStreamclip worked fine in vista and works fine in windows 7, on an earlier version of Quicktime (1.76 if I recall correctly.) It has been my observation that every time there is a Quicktime update it breaks something. This may or may not be your problem, but I have a hunch your problem is Quicktime and not mps....
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Old February 15th, 2011, 09:45 PM   #3
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I'd give one of my decayed teeth to have Streamclip back - same story here, does not work properly on W764.

I can suggest two workarounds. One is to advance the video in 10 second increments using either the >> button or click and drag the whachamacallit imaginary button on the black bar under the video, the one that is supposed to show you how far you've gone through the file (but it is not showing anything now). Unprecise and unprofessional...

The other one is precise but requires that you first save the file as MPEG (no transcoding, just straight copy) and then open it with VirtualDub (use a version that can read MPEG files). VDub has the same functionality when clicking on the little icon with a key on it - actually better than Streamclip, it lets you go to the next or previous keyframe.

Hope this helps.
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