I must have used the wrong searching terms since it took me a while to figure out how to do exactly that with software I already had installed on my PC: vlc. And quite simple, too. I’ve given it a whirl ages ago trying to save a stream from the net — with vlc it’s just the same with different parameters — but failed. But first I had to waste some time with Jahshaka which looks quite good for real video editing. It’s to complex, though, for a simple thing as converting a video or just cutting out a small time line peace of it. And with a newer version of vlc, here are the 5 simple steps needed:
- Select the transcoder
- Select the stream/file and optionally select the start and end in seconds (as displayed by vlc when you watch the file), supposing you ordinarily opened the file to convert before hand:
- Select video and audio codecs you want to use. Note, that not all combinations are useful and some limit the choises for the next option.
- Select encapsulation format:
- And the last step: Save as target file.