[FFmpeg-user] Cutting part of four files and concatenating

Cecil Westerhof Cecil at decebal.nl
Sat May 28 17:24:31 EEST 2022

"amindfv at mailbox.org" <amindfv at mailbox.org> writes:

>>     time ffmpeg -y -i audio1.mp4 -i audio2.mp4 -i audio3.mp4 -i audio4.mp4  \
>>                 -filter_complex "[0:v][0:a][1:v][1:a][2:v][2:a][3:v][3:a]
>>                                  concat=n=4:v=1:a=1[v][a]"                  \
>>                 -map "[v]" -map "[a]"                                       \
>>                 -vcodec libx264 -preset veryfast                            \
>>                 mergedAudio.mp4
>> I was wondering if this is the correct way to do this.
>> I especially would like to know if it could be done in one swoop. Now
>> the video is converted two times.
> I don't know if it can be done in one fell swoop (and I'd love to know
> if that's possible!) but the last step might be possible to do without a
> re-encode with:
>     $ cat combined.txt
>     file '/home/foo/audio1.mp4'
>     file '/home/foo/audio2.mp4'
>     file '/home/foo/audio3.mp4'
>     file '/home/foo/audio4.mp4'
>     $ ffmpeg -y -f concat -safe 0 -i combined.txt -c copy mergedAudio.mp4

I should have thought about that.
I do it a little bit differently:
        for i in $(seq 1 4) ; do
            printf "file $(pwd)/audio%d.mp4\n" $i
    ffmpeg -y -f concat -safe 0 -i <(echo "${files}") -c copy mergedAudio.mp4


Cecil Westerhof
Senior Software Engineer
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