LOL samples

<@YopoM> samples in the DB can be rebuilt, but not with srs (hah), but do need the srs for proof of validity (CRC of the sample)
<@YopoM> let me put it on pastebin, a tiny writeup I have
<@YopoM> I added a bit to it, but once you see the pattern, it's easy to rebuild (you do need the right mencoder, I have the one they usually use)
<@YopoM> srs cannot handle any mencoder, period
<@YopoM> never has
<@YopoM> I had even worked with umlaut on the issue; he was aware, but then .. well, here we are
<@YopoM> oh, of course, not mentioned but ….
<@YopoM> mencoder -ovc copy -oac copy -ss 301 -endpos 60 -o z.avi CSI.Miami.S08E18.HDTV.XviD-LOL.avi
<@YopoM> rename z.avi to actual real sample name when done
<@YopoM> (crc should match srs reported)

NOTE: Almost all LOL samples (for TV) start at approx 5 mins - this could be 592 - 605 range, if the first doesn't work, back it up, or move it forward). Even though the rebuilt srs sample isn't correct (and will be artifacty), you will be able to determine where in the original it starts. In almost all I have seen, length is 60 seconds.

Basic format is

Split a large video into small videos
note the mb suffix in the -endpos switch:
mencoder -ovc copy -oac copy -ss 0 -endpos 700mb -o movie_part1.avi movie.avi

But will use time, so format is
mencoder -ovc copy -oac copy -ss 0 -endpos {nsecs} -o OUTPUT.avi SOURCE.AVI

Note, output file is first, source file is 2nd

I needed a good 61 seconds sample, so Cmd was:
mencoder -ovc copy -oac copy -ss 0 -endpos 61 -o z.avi fringe.s0205.hdtv.xvid-2hd.avi

Another example:
mencoder -ovc copy -oac copy -ss 301 -endpos 60 -o z.avi CSI.Miami.S08E18.HDTV.XviD-LOL.avi

This makes a 60 second sample starting at 301 seconds (5.01)

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