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How to Split MPEG/MPG to Small Files

MPEG is the standard format specialized by Moving Picture Experts Group. When a file with an .MPEG or .MPG extension name, you usually have either MPEG-1 or MPEG-2 video, in which MPEG-1 is for VCD discs and MPEG-2 is for SVCD and DVD discs. When you encounter below problems, a MPEG splitter will help you out immediately.

  • Need to upload MPEG video (e.g. to YouTube), but it passes the length limit (maximum 15 minutes).
  • The MPEG video files are too large. You need cut them into pieces for smaller size.

This article introduces two handy tools that can help you split and save any MPEG file into small segments, no matter what your MPEG files are encoded with.

Part 1: Split MPEG files with Wondershare Video Converter

As a MPEG splitter, Wondershare Video Converter (Video Converter for Mac) lets you split a MPEG file into small segments in batch. Check its capabilities below:

  • Intuitive interface
  • 6x faster with multi-processors
  • Without quality loss
  • Optional re-encoding to all regular formats like MP4, WMV, MOV, MPEG, FLV, etc.
  • Support splitting MPEG, MPG, MP4, WMV, MPEG, FLV, and more
  • All-in-one MPEG splitter: Also MPEG joiner, MPEG converter, MPEG to DVD creator

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Easy steps to split MPEG files

Now let's go through the easy steps to cut MPEG video to several segments and export to separate files in no time.

Step 1: Load MPEG files

After downloaded and installed Video Converter Ultimate, double click the icon to launch it and you will see the primary windows as below. Click "Add Files" button to show up a browser dialog to load MPEG files. You can also drag and drop MPEG files from your computer to the primary windows.

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Tips: By "Load DVD" button, you can split DVD movies and convert to small MPEG files for sharing.

Step 2: Split MPEG to segments

To split an added MPEG video, right click it and select "Edit" from the menu that appears. The following "Trim" window of MPEG splitter will open. Then use two buttons to set segments: "Set start point" and "Set end point". First move the Playhead to any position and click "Set start point", and move to another position then click "Set end point". In this way, a segment is set. Next, click "New clip" (the scissors) button to save it.

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Step 3: Start splitting MPEG files

Finally, choose a format to export your split MPEG videos. If you don't want to change MPEG format, just keep it. But you can split MPEG to any regular formats including MPEG, MP4, MOV, WMV, etc. After selected the target format, you'll find out that all clips have the sequential names based on the original name. Done, click "Convert" button to start splitting MPEG files.

Part 2: Split MPEG files with Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor)

Wondershare Filmora (originally Wondershare Video Editor) is a powerful and easy to use video editing software. When it comes to split MPEG files, it enables you to split at any position in a click. With it, you can also cut and paste the clip at your wish to create a new file. After splitting your MPEG files, just upload it to YouTube direclty from this app or export to your portable devices to play on the go.

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Step 1: Import MPEG files

Load all your source MPEG clips by clicking "Import" to browse your file folder. They will display as thumbnails in the Media library. After that, add a MPEG clip to the Video Timeline by drag and drop.

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Step 2: Split MPEG files in a click

Click the play icon to preview the MPEG clip. If necessary, you can drag the slidebar in the previewing window to help you locate the right position (frame by frame forward is also supported). When it comes to the position to split, pause it and hit the scissor icon to cut your MPEG clip into two segments. Repeat this, you'll split a large MPEG file into seveal clips. Finally, remove unwanted clips by hit "Delete" on the keyboard.

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Step 3: Save the split MPEG file

To export your split MPEG file, simply click "Create" to reveal the output window. Then go to the Format tab, and select your desired format to save onto your computer. Also, you can share your creation directly to YouTube, or burning them to DVD for watching back on your home DVD player.

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Here is a video guide:

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