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Default Join multiple video files into one

Websites sometimes split movies into smaller parts to make it easier for users with low bandwidth access to the internet to download the movies without facing problems like timeouts. Once downloaded it is rather tiresome to view such a movie because you have to click on each part which naturally means a short pause between the last and the next movie.

The following method makes it possible to join multiple video files into one big file making it that much easier in the end to play and enjoy the downloaded movie. The method is different depending on the type of movie that you are playing. If the movie consists of multiple mpg movies you can use the windows command line to merge them.

Start the command line by pressing the windows key and R. Enter cmd in the prompt which will start the command line window. Enter the following line into the command line, make sure you enter the right filepath to the movie. I suggest you move the files to the top of a hard drive to ease the amount of typing that needs to be done.

copy /B “C:\movie1.mpg” + “C:\movie2.mpg” + “C:\movie3.mpg” “C:\completemovie.mpg”

This joins movie1.mpg, movie2.mpg and movie3.mpg into completemovie.mpg. You can add more movies to join more parts without problems.

You need an additional programs if the parts are avi files instead of mpg. Download the freeware VirtualDubMod and unpack it to your hard drive. Run the tool and select File, Open Video File and browse to the first part of the movie. Select no If a popup named VBR audio stream detected appears.

Click on File, append Segment and browse to the second part of the movie. Once this is done click on File, Save As and save the newly merged movie file to your hard drive.
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