manipulating movie files with Python

Miki miki.tebeka at
Fri Jul 4 06:53:16 CEST 2008


> I would like to write a python script which could take a movie file name
> (avi, mov, mpg) along with a start and stop time as parameters, and
> return to me a  new movie file just containing that section of the
> original which I'm interested in. Is there a Python library which could
> already perform such magic? Thanks for any suggestions.
I think you'll find ffmpeg the right tool for the job.

Miki <miki.tebeka at>

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