MeGUI/Tools/Audio Cutter

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The Audio cutter is a simple tool for cutting audio streams based on MeGUI cutlists. Unlike the use of cutlists for audio in the main window, the Audio cutter edits the audio files without re-encoding; thus, this is a lossless process. It uses the tool, BeSplit.

Use[edit]

  • In the input file you select the audio file to be cut.
  • In the cut file you select the MeGUI cutlist file specifying which sections to include (this can be created with the AVS Cutter)
  • In the output file you select where the cut file should be saved.
  • If it is all set up correctly, pressing create job will generate two jobs:
    • A splitting job, in which the file is cut up into multiple smaller ones
    • A join job, which joins the relevant smaller files together.
  • After these two jobs complete, the intermediate files (the smaller ones) will be deleted if Delete intermediate files in the settings is checked.

Inaccuracies[edit]

Unfortunately, inaccuracies arise because cutting is only accurate to the audio frame, which is a number of milliseconds. Further, these inaccuracies can accumulate as you do more cuts. In some cases, this can result in a noticeable delay between audio and video. You may be better advised using the sample-accurate cutting in the main form (which requires a re-encode) or encoding the entire video and then cutting with a muxer (not yet supported in MeGUI).

Nevertheless, the cutter may be useful in certain circumstances, and interfaces well with cutlists.

BeSplit[edit]

The Audio cutter works through BeSplit, requiring version 0.9b6.