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I have this WebM file that I need to split, but I'd like to do it without re-encoding. Putting it in an MKV container doesn't work, because the point where I need to split it is not a keyframe, so it doesn't work.

Is this possible? I'd really like to do it without re-encoding if possible, because I don't want to have to lose any quality.

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If the point at which you wish to split it is not a keyframe, then no, this is not possible. All non-keyframes rely in part on the previous frame in the sequence (they essentially record changes to the previous image rather than a whole image -- there are b-frames that complicate this, but the same principle applies) and changing this to an I-frame (keyframe) involves re-encoding. –  evilsoup Aug 29 '13 at 9:41
    
Damn. I assume there isn't any way to add a keyframe in or something, either... That's really annoying. –  Tamara Macadam Aug 29 '13 at 9:53
    
I think @evilsoup should post this as an answer. There is really no way to add keyframes later on. Depending on your use case though, there might be other options. What do you need to achieve exactly, Tamara? –  slhck Aug 29 '13 at 10:19
    
Basically, I need to split the video because it's part one of a two part video I got from YouTube. The problem being, there's an outro at the end of the video, and I'd like to cut that off. I already know how to join the videos back together, that's really easy. –  Tamara Macadam Aug 29 '13 at 10:26
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