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LinuxDevCenter: Make Your Own “Phantom Edit” with Mplayer

“Ahh family movie night… If you have ever had a family movie
night with children of mixed ages, it can be rather interesting
finding a movie that is suitable and enjoyable for everyone. It
seems no matter what movie you choose (unless it’s rated G) there’s
always that one scene that you wish weren’t there. Chances are you
end up pressing the Mute button or Fast Forward button at least
once to skip past some questionable content. Chances are also good
that when you do this, you will edit out dialogue only to unmute
right as a character curses or blows something (or someone) up.

“I’ve used mplayer as a media player under Linux for a long
time, and while browsing through their steadily growing
documentation, I came across the Edit Decision List (or EDL)
feature…”

Complete
Story