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I am trying to use Avidemux to create a clip from a larger video.

I can select position A and position B, but I do not see a way to simply play only what I have selected.

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How are you creating a clip?

With Avidemux you select points A and B, then choose the option to create a clip from those points. The Issue at hand is playing back only the selected portion beforehand in order to make sure it is correct.

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How are you creating a clip? You have to save it to clip the video. I take it you mean you want to play a clip? What is the point to that? Can you not simply mark the start and end of the clip, then save it to a new file (using Copy for the A/V modes) and just play it with a normal video-player? – Synetech Aug 17 '12 at 19:33
@Synetech see edit – Steven Penny Aug 17 '12 at 23:18

There is no play-only-selected option (though you could probably write a JavaScript or Python script), but you can use the Go to Marker A command (Page Up), followed by Play (Space). You can also click the buttons under Selection to jump to the marked points in the video.

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up vote 1 down vote accepted

I found ffplay to work better.

ffplay -autoexit -i test.mkv -ss 20 -t 4.024
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Is this really a "solution" for the problem? Instead of being able to fine-tune what you want by selecting, you're now having to "do the math" to get the same thing. – killermist Aug 16 '12 at 13:00
I ask because the initial question was about avidemux, and the answer has nothing to do with it. I appreciate that you you found a solution to your problem. But, for just a moment, consider that some other person were trying to do with avidemux what you were trying to do, found this question, and then found the answer you used, which for them could be completely unsuitable. – killermist Aug 16 '12 at 23:03
At this point it seems the simple fact is that it cannot be done, so instead of pulling the question i put what works for me. If a good enough answer pops up then mine will fade to the bottom, as is the design and intention of this site. – Steven Penny Aug 16 '12 at 23:09

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