free program to join avi video files

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by canadian_divx, May 9, 2006.

  1. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    does anyone know of a free program to join 2 avi files?
     
  2. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    HMMmmmm I am guessing you mean two separate (I ask this because there's a freeware filesplitting program called HJSplit that will split and rejoin files, but I have no idea if that will simply join discontiguous files).

    For that just about any video editting program will do the job, because you would simply import one and the import the other and "splice" them together before saving..... Of course this may be a slightly resource intensive way to achieve what you require, but it will surely work. Also since you mentioned AVI as your format that is normally the chosen "raw" format for any editting - so should be compatible (though it is also the largest file format).

    As to recommendations for a video edit program to do this job - well there are many threads already on that. In your case you'll probably want the most readily accessible freeware one I should guess - and unless you have one of those intro install CD's for something like "VideoWave" or whatever that commonly come with GFX cards etc. then I would guess M$ MovieMaker is the easiest for you to use... I forget how you get it, but I know it is free and I used it once and it seemed a cinch...

    Let us know how you get on and if I am right! :p
     
  3. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    i was hopeing to stay away from a real video editing app because it just takes too dam long becuase it does it the proper way frame by frame and not just adding the avi code togther LOL.

    i will try the ms one but at the moment im using the adobe premiere to do it but the ETA is almost all night.
     
  4. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    try a nice DOS prompt

    copy /b file1.avi+file2.avi newfile.avi

    works for most file types
     
  5. Gus K

    Gus K NTFS abuser

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  6. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    Are you downloading divx movies from the net, thats a no no. ;)
     
  7. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    My favorite resource for this type of stuff: Digital-Digest -- 1185 video-related software titles, but you can search them, too.
     
  8. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    that sounds to me like 2+2=5...
     
  9. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    well yes they are from the net but they are totaly copyright free, they are in game videos from our clan site that we have made over the years and i just want to join them togther into one for the archive, we are redoing the site and all the content. i just want to keep them for later, join them into one.
     
  10. LordOfLA

    LordOfLA Godlike!

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    not all divx movies are illegal :D
     
  11. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    but yea i checked out the digital digest and i got some software from there. thanks for the info
     
  12. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

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    So which ones worked? I used to have one that worked but seem to have misplaced it...
     
  13. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Glad you found what you needed. :)
     
  14. vertigo

    vertigo OSNN Senior Addict

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    old thread yes :)

    virtualdub is ideal for this
     
  15. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Virtualdub was always my favorite (free) PC app for video editing.