MPEG2Splitter lets you split huge MPEG-2 files in smaller chunks of size specified by user. It is also possible to extract a single segment of the file, given the starting and ending offset.
The procedure can be fully manual, assisted, or fully automated.
This program can handle files bigger than 2Gb, as it uses OS 9 new file handling capabilities.

- OS 9 or later, OS X 10.0.4 or later
- CarbonLib 1.4 or later (untested under previous versions)
- PPC processor
- 3Mb available RAM.
- Enough disk space to store the file chunks.


MPEG2Splitter is shareware. You can try it for 15 days. after that time, you should delete it or pay the $15 registration fee.

Jan 4 2009 - New release 1.6.10Carbon. You will find a brief description of the new features at the bottom of this page.

"This baby is the only Mac tool I know of which will do a genuine edit of an MPEG file. And do it quickly... If you find you've MPEGged a file that's too big for a CD, JAW can split into smaller chunks. Don't be fooled by the name - JAW splits MPEG-1 as well as MPEG-2 files(*). It also lets you manually set how many chunks and what size they should be. It's quick and dirty, but it works.
If you try and do more than 80 minutes worth on one CD, you can drop your file on Toast. Toast will think about it for a while and then tell you that you haven't got enough room. Time to use JAW.
Bottom line: if you have too much footage in MPEG, JAW is the only workaround. The trick is to edit your raw footage so you don't have to re-MPEG it."

From The Complete Amateur's Guide To Burnin' VCDs
12/21/01 by Remy Davison
Insanely Great Mac

(*) Note: JAW does not endorse this statement, as the program was not designed with MPEG-1 files in mind. If it works with them, good for you; let me know.

Why this program? I did not found any program capable of handling files bigger than 2Gb, and I needed to split huge (4-9Gb) files generated by DVD Extractor in order to pass them to Media Cleaner 5, whose MPEG2 decoder (bloooody slow) cannot handle files bigger than 2Gb (incredible but true).

Giving up the search, I decided to make that program myself, and here it is.


From now on, you can pay the registration fee electronically, using Kagi online services (Note: as a partial Kagi processing fee contribute, single license will cost $16 instead of $15; that's about the cost of a stamp, by the way):


Current version is 1.6.10. You can download it here:



 1.3 Mb

What's new in this release:


1.6.10 1.6.9 1.6.8 1.6.7 1.6.6 1.6.5 1.6.4 1.6.3 1.6.2 1.6.1 1.6 1.5 1.4.1 1.4 1.3 1.2 1.1 1.0.9
1.0.4 1.0