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Hi all, Linux newbie here struggling with the dd command. Been on many sites and found some info on this site helpful. Getting to grips with the basics but need ...
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    dd command help or alternative!


    Hi all,

    Linux newbie here struggling with the dd command. Been on many sites and found some info on this site helpful. Getting to grips with the basics but need to do the following:

    Take an .avi file (or any video file) and remove the end of the file so it can still play the first part. Can either copy the first part only but retain the same file size or zero over the last part leaving the file size intact.

    thanks in advance.

    Ollie

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    I'm a little confused. Are you only wanting to convert a portion of the video? Not the entire video?

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    If you're looking for a command line option for manipulating videos then check out "ffmpeg" or "avconv". They let you do lots of things to create, convert, and even do certain "edits" to video and audio.

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