Originally Posted by sergiuria
I'm trying to split a file .MPG
It 20MG, I'm splitting it into 10 and 10. When I split them, two files are created. I then rename them, and when I try to watch them, the first one is okay, but the second one comes out as just audio. Why is that?
Originally Posted by RBK
Do you know if you have to rename them to view them? I tried to split a file once with this tool, wouldn't play at all...
Guys. I don't know how to make it any clearer than the initial post.
HJsplit does not
just split a file into a bunch of smaller ones...well it does
technically do that, but each individual file that it creates when it splits the original file is not
supposed to be playable.
Think of it like your TV signal. Have Mike Teevee explain it to you:
Okay...so think of the original file like the really big Wonka bar. When you split it with HJsplit it's like splitting it up into a bunch of little pieces (like the ones that were flying over their heads). Those pieces are no good like that. They are only useful when you put them all back together again in the right order...into one single object. Got it?
So if a file is too big to post, you can break it up into smaller pieces which are small enough to upload, and then when you download all those small pieces onto your own computer, you use HJsplit to put them back together, and you'll essentially have the exact same file that you started with.
It's kind of like if you wanted to slide a book under a closed door...it's too thick to get under the door in one piece, so you take all the pages out and slide them under one by one. Once you have all the pages on the other side of the door, you can put it back together again and have the exact same book you had on the other side of the door.
The problem is S&F doesn't let you upload files that end with things like ".002"...so to get them onto the forum users just add a suffix on the end of the filename for a filetype that S&F does
accept...like ".avi" or ".mpg" But of course, when HJsplit is looking for files to put together, it needs the files to end in those numbers so it knows what order to put them in. It's like having the page numbers for the pages in the book.
So after you download a bunch of files all you have to do is get rid of the suffix on the end and make sure all the files end in the numbers.
(e.g. "movie.avi.001" becomes "movie.avi.001.avi"). This doesn't change the file. All you have to do once you download it is delete the ".avi" suffix that appears at the end of the filename.
Once you have all the files ending in those numbers, you make sure they are all in the same folder and run HJsplit.