Best way to split an MP4 file

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If you have an MP4 file that is large and you want to split it in half, or multiple files, you are in luck! Take a look at ffmpeg, a free app available on Linux, Mac, and Windows via

This awesome little utility is packed with features and functionality, but today we’ll be focusing on the ability to split an existing MP4 file.

Here’s a an example:

tekopolis.mp4 is 20 minutes long and we want to split it into two 10 minute videos.

The following syntax will do the job:

ffmpeg -i tekopolis.mp4 -acodec copy -vcodec copy -ss 0 -t 00:10:00 tekopolis1.mp4

ffmpeg -i tekopolis.mp4 -acodec copy -vcodec copy -ss 00:10:00 -t 00:20:00 tekopolis2.mp4

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