Compiling 4 Files Into 1 Output File

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Compiling 4 Files Into 1 Output File

Post by Anon » Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:32 am

Hello, im new.

I must say this software gets my vote for being the best free software I have downloaded this year... It does everything I wanted to be done! 8)

Anyway, here's my question:

Like the topic title, can I complile multiple files into 1 output file? If so, how do I do that exaclty?

Thanks goes to anyone that helps :wink:

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Post by mixer » Sat Jun 07, 2008 9:25 am

If you are talking about combining two A/V files into one file....example....a one minute AVI and a three minute AVI joined end to end to make a four minute AVI, then you use "Join".

If you are talking about combining an Audio file with a Video file then you'd be "Muxing"

Joining two or more files that are the same containers and codecs

Well you used to be able to do this, but know I'm unsure since I've been having some problems.

Here's what I used to do for joining VOB files (VOB's are ripped MPEG's) but the procedure might work for other file types. You'll have to experiment.

Combining two or more VOB files using MediaCoder

1. Drag and drop the files you wish to combine together as one file into MediaCoder, paying attention to the order that you want them to playback in the new file (see #9 below). If desired, you may view the properties of each file by highlighting it and pressing F8.
2. At the top menu, click on “File” and click/select “Revert All Settings” and under "Item", click/select "Reset the state of all items".
3. Find and click on the “Output” tab. Here you can set the destination for the new file you will create.
4. Click on the “Audio” tab and click on the arrows to select your audio codec and parameters. Make sure the “Auto Select” and “Enable Audio boxes are checked.
5. Click on the “Video” tab and click on the arrows to select your container, video codec and parameters. Make sure the “Auto Select” and “Enable Video" boxes are checked.
6. Click on the "Picture" tab and set your desired options.
7. Click on the "Task Mode" down arrow and select "Join".
8. Review and verify your selections. If they are okay, then click on “Start” on the top menu.
9. Your VOB files will be joined in the order that you added them in MediaCoder as one file named as the first entry.

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Post by Anon » Sat Jun 07, 2008 11:36 am

Thanks! your a lifesaver... :)

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Post by Anon » Sat Jun 07, 2008 8:32 pm

Oh and another quick question, how do I add audio to a AVi (with already no audio)

I clicked the mux tab had a try added a file to that box but my output video was soundless :(

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Post by ladycoder » Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:11 am

Use AVIMux_GUI

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Re: Compiling 4 Files Into 1 Output File

Post by dannyv45 » Fri Jun 13, 2008 5:32 am

Anon wrote:
Like the topic title, can I complile multiple files into 1 output file? If so, how do I do that exaclty?
Another method to add multiple files is to use the "add Tracks" selection under the "files" dropdown. Just navigate to the folder select it then press add.

It works great for DVD rips. Not sure how well it would work for a folder full of AVI's. I imagine it should work good for audio CD's as well.

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Re: Compiling 4 Files Into 1 Output File

Post by icba3000 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 6:57 am

Hi, I wanted to update this thread with the info from the latest version. I'm using Mediacoder to convert VOBs to MP4 for playing on my Droid and found this thread when searching for combining files to create a single file. I then had to search for the task mode "join" because it's not in the latest version.

Now creating a single file from a group is more streamlined. You simply select the files that are in your file list, right-click on them, then select "Group". I haven't tried it, but since it looks like you can create multiple groups from the same file list, you can most likely simply load all of your clips or whatever, group them up, then transcode/join them all!

Here is the other thread that shows the change: http://blog.mediacoderhq.com/item-group ... ure-added/

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Re: Compiling 4 Files Into 1 Output File

Post by meRobs » Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:00 am

Thanks, but this is an old issue.
Group has been available for at least 18 months.

By the way, have you read: viewtopic.php?f=17&t=8917&p=27081#p27081
Have you checked out the Tips & Guides for MediaCoder? Try: http://forum.mediacoderhq.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=8061
Also, get older builds at: http://www.videohelp.com/tools/MediaCoder/old-versions#download

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Re: Compiling 4 Files Into 1 Output File

Post by fiduce » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:32 am

Maybe its an old issue, but its still not easy to merge files.
Every 3 or 4 months, I give it a try with a new version, but it NEVER managed to join any set of files I've tried to merge.
I group them, and the the resulting movie starts with the first file and then freezes (the resulting movie has got the right length, but audio stops and video freezes after the first footage).

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Re: Compiling 4 Files Into 1 Output File

Post by HuggiL » Sun Dec 29, 2013 12:59 am

fiduce wrote:Maybe its an old issue, but its still not easy to merge files.
Every 3 or 4 months, I give it a try with a new version, but it NEVER managed to join any set of files I've tried to merge.
I group them, and the the resulting movie starts with the first file and then freezes (the resulting movie has got the right length, but audio stops and video freezes after the first footage).
What you should remember is that to merge files together, they need to have the same format, codecs, video resolution, and framerate. I don't think bitrate matters but similar bitrate will obviously make for a better output. Merging/grouping does work as I just tested it and it produced an error-less file.
In theory, theory and practice are the same. In practice, they are not.

Tips & Guides: http://forum.mediacoderhq.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=8061
Older versions: http://www.videohelp.com/tools/MediaCoder/old-versions#download

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