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NAME

       avisplit - split AVI-files into chunks of a maximum size

SYNOPSIS

       avisplit [ -i file -o base [ -s size ] [ -H num ] [ -t s1-s2[,s3-s4,..]  -c -m -b num -f
       commentfile ] ] [ -v ]

COPYRIGHT

       avisplit is Copyright (C) by Thomas Oestreich.

DESCRIPTION

       avisplit splits a single AVI-file into chunks of size size.
       Each of the created chunks will be an independent file, i.e. it can be played without
       needing any other of the chunk.

OPTIONS

       -i file
              Specify the filename of the file to split into chunks.

       -o base
              Specify the base of the output filename(s) avisplit will then split to
              base-%04d.avi

       -s size
              Use this option to specify the maximum size (in units of MB) of the chunks avisplit
              should create. 0 means dechunk, create as many files as possible.

       -H num Create only the first num chunks then exit.

       -t s1-s2[,s3-s4,..]
              Split the input file based on time/framecode (hh:mm:ss.ms)

       -c     Together with -t. Merge all segments into one AVI-File again instead generating
              seperate files.

       -m     Together with -t. Force split at upper bondary instead of lower border.

       -b num Specify if avisplit should write an VBR mp3 header into the AVI file. Default is 1
              because it does not hurt. num is either 1 or 0.

       -f commentfile
              Read AVI tombstone data for header comments from commentfile. See
              /docs/avi_comments.txt for a sample.

       -v     Print only version information and exit.

EXAMPLES

       The command

       avisplit -s 700 -i my_file.avi

       will split the file my_file.avi into chunks which's maximum size will not exceed 700 MB,
       i.e. they will fit onto a CD, each.  The created chunks will be named my_file.avi-0000,
       my_file.avi-0001, etc.

       avisplit -i my_file.avi -c -o out.avi -t 00:10:00-00:11:00,00:13:00-00:14:00

       will grab Minutes 10 to 11 and 13 to 14 from my_file.avi and merge it into out.avi

BAD SYNCH

       When you split a file with avisplit and the A/V sync for the first file is OK but the sync
       on all successive files is bad then have a look at the output of tcprobe(1) (shortend).

        | V: 25.000 fps, codec=dvsd, frames=250, width=720, height=576
        | A: 48000 Hz, format=0x01, bits=16, channels=2, bitrate=1536 kbps,
        |    10 chunks, 1920000 bytes

       You'll see the AVI file has only 10 Audio chunks but 250 video chunks. That means one
       audio chunk spans several video frames.  avisplit can not cut a chunk in half, it only
       handles complete chunks. If you do, say, avisplit -s 20, it is possible that the first
       file will have 6 audio chunks and the second one only 4 meaning there is too much audio in
       the first AVI file.

       The solution is to remux the AVI file with
              transcode -i in.avi -P1 -N 0x1 -y raw -o out.avi
       (of course -N 0x1 is not correct for all AVI files).  Now look at tcprobe again

        | V: 25.000 fps, codec=dvsd, frames=250, width=720, height=576
        | A: 48000 Hz, format=0x01, bits=16, channels=2, bitrate=1536 kbps,
        |   250 chunks, 1920000 bytes

       The data in this file is exactly the same (its bit-identical) as it was in in.avi; the AVI
       file was just written in a different way, we do now have 250 audio chunks which makes
       splitting much easier and more accurate for avisplit.

AUTHORS

       avisplit was written by Thomas Oestreich
       <ostreich@theorie.physik.uni-goettingen.de> with contributions from many others.  See
       AUTHORS for details.

SEE ALSO

       aviindex(1), avifix(1), avimerge(1), tccat(1), tcdecode(1), tcdemux(1), tcextract(1),
       tcprobe(1), tcscan(1), transcode(1)