How to split flash (.flv) file to upload to youtube

Say, you have a huge flv flash file you want to upload to youtube.
You’ll find yourself in trouble as there is a limit to the filesize you can upload.
Where you needed to download and install bloatware in Windows to accomplish this,
it’s super easy in Linux.

ffmpeg will do the trick.
Say you want to cut the flash movie in pieces of 10 minutes, you can do this like this:

ffmpeg -i filename.flv -ss "00:00:00" -t "00:10:00" filename_chunk.flv
ffmpeg -i filename.flv -ss "00:10:00" -t "00:20:00" filename_chunk2.flv
ffmpeg -i filename.flv -ss "00:20:00" -t "00:30:00" filename_chunk3.flv

Now you’re ready to upload your video’s.