I have an x264/mkv file and I need to cut out a small portion of the clip. Nothing I tried seems to do the job.
I tried Avidemux but seeking doesn't work even if I rebuild the index. (I've tried this a few weeks ago with an xvid/avi file and the result was always out of sync no matter what settings I use). I tried converting it to avi or mpg using mencoder and ffmpeg and the resulting video doesn't play in any player. I tried transcoding it using vlc but it says vlc could not open the encoder. I tried kino but it was taking forever to import the clip.
I've wasted over 2 hours on such a trivial task and accomplished nothing. So can this even be done on linux or is my only option to install windows on vmware?