[FFmpeg-user] merging or joining videos

Rick C. rickcorteza at gmail.com
Wed Aug 3 05:22:56 CEST 2011

On Aug 2, 2011, at 8:51 PM, Stefano Sabatini wrote:

> On date Tuesday 2011-08-02 13:23:38 +0800, Rick C. encoded:
>> Hello,
>> I'm wondering if someone can point me in right direction about how I
>> should join together multiple videos?  So if I have video1.avi &
>> video2.avi how do I turn them into joinedvideo.avi?  It doesn't
>> matter to me if I join them after converting or during converting
>> (I'm assuming I have to do it during?).  I'm familiar with cat but I
>> believe this only works on .mpg and I would like a way to work on
>> many files such as .avi or .mp4.  I've also read the instructions in
>> the documentation but I was thinking there's a more updated way than
>> having to convert everything to .mpg first?  Anyways, if someone
>> could point me in the right direction that would be great.  Thanks!
> In general the response is "there is no generic way", the best that
> you can achieve right now is to convert to a cattable format (mpeg,
> rawvideo) and physically cat or use the concat protocol.
> Logical join is not yet possible, although there is a gsoc task
> concerning this (can't say about the status of the task itself).
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Thanks for that I will work on this!

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