[FFmpeg-user] Joining 2 m4v video files

Moritz Barsnick barsnick at gmx.net
Tue Mar 1 23:03:07 CET 2016

On Tue, Mar 01, 2016 at 14:49:51 -0700, jd1008 wrote:
> no way.

Yes way!

If you take your answer out of context, among others by top-posting, I
have no idea what you're trying to say.

"No way", you're not trying to achieve anything?
"No way", you're not only using the first inut file? (You are, I quoted
the relevant output.)
"No way", you're not trying to put the files into streams next to each

Let me put it in other words: "Join" is quite ambiguous. What you can
achieve with your quoted command line (but failing to, due to missing
options), is to join your inputs "side by side".

If by "join" you mean "put the inputs into one output stream, one after
the other", that can also be called "concatenate". Possible methods to
do so - with varying pre-conditions - are explained quite extensively
(Which is, BTW, the first hit for me on Google if I search for "ffmpeg

> I want to join 01 and 02.
> Simple, no???

No, "join" is ambiguous.

> Please take a close look at my original message.

Thank you for pointing that out, I did.

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