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Join Multiple Video (flv, mpg) files in Windows

Hello Readers!
There are times when you get multiple files in small chunks of the same video clip or movie.
What do you do? Offcourse you play the files in your media player.

So what is the problem?
The media player disturbs the flow of the movie after each file. Even if the files are properly arranged in the list of the player, there will always be a small pause.
What's more annoying is the number of files required for a single movie.

The following 3 tricks will help you to combine multiple video files (only mpg files, other formats may work with the second trick).

Update
: There are comments that this works for joining flash video (flv) files as well. These are the type of files you can download from YouTube.
If you get timecode corruption after merging FLV files, check out this comment to avoid timecode problems when joining flv files.

This small compilation won't make you sweat. It's really easy to try. Give it a go if you are interested.

Trick 1

1. Open a blank text file.
2. Type copy /b *.mpg FullMovie.mpg
3. Save the file with a .Bat extension.
Let's say you saved the text file as Joiner.Bat.
4. Now Copy and Paste this Joiner.Bat file in a folder which contains more than one mpg files.
5. Double click the Joiner.Bat file.

A combined file named FullMovie.mpg is created from all the mpg files in the folder.
Based on the limited testing I did, this trick didn't work with avi and wmv file formats.
However, you can try and check if this works for other file formats.

Below is a small video demo (click to play) of this trick





Trick 2

This is an old trick I used a lot.
1. Here, you'll have to add all the small mpg files into a zip file. This can be done using Winzip.
2. A very important thing to remember here is the files must be zipped without any compression.
3. Arrange the order of the files in the zip.
4. Rename the zip file as an mpg file.
5. That's it! Click and enjoy the movie.

This works pretty well with mpg files. You can try this with other file formats. Please comment or reply back if this trick works for any of the other formats.


Trick 3

The third and final method is a superset of the first method.
Here, the command prompt is used to join files. An advantage over the first trick is you can specify the files you want to join.

1. Click Start >> Run.
2. Type cmd and press Enter. This will open the command prompt.
3. In the command prompt, type
copy /b "D:\FirstClip.mpg" + "D:\SecondClip.mpg" "D:\FullMovie.mpg"
where FirstClip.mpg and SecondClip.mpg are the video files to join and FullMovie.mpg is the resultant combined file.
You can specify any number of files to join.
Also notice I have typed the entire file path in the above command.
4. Press enter and the files will be joined.


Using Other Softwares
Check out the tools below that may just do the trick for you (Got them from reader comments) :
a. Movica
b. AviDemux
c. FLV Binder
d. Andy's FLV Joiner

If you have any other tricks, feel free to contribute or comment....

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posted by Vijeesh Ravindran, Monday, January 08, 2007


132 Comments:

Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on May 31, 2007 at 5:44 AM  
perfect it works with FLV files.. thanks for the help!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on June 6, 2007 at 9:18 PM  
You save my Day - Brilliant Tipp!
Now I can merge my Flash-Video Files in seconds whitout re-encoding! Thank You :)
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on June 8, 2007 at 2:13 PM  
When I merge FLVs - the Timecode get corrupted!
Only the Time of the lastest File was integrated.
EXAMPLE:. I have 4 x 15 Minutes pieces of FLV Files.
When I join this four Files to a 1 Hour File, in this bigger One only 15 Minutes are shown!
How can I repair the Timecode to became the real Length?
The timecode get corrupted !!!!
Only the Time of the first File was integrated!!!!

help :(
FLV Merge (Created by asm)

DD: Oct 2006 - English/Asian - 3 KB - Standalone (.zip) + NET Frameworks 2.0 required

HP: http://orz.s176.xrea.com
DL: http://orz.s176.xrea.com/download/FLVMerge.zip

SS: http://forum.geizhals.at/files/25842/flv-merge.gif

Japanese(?) Command Line Tool joins multiple *.FLV without Re-Encoding.
Considers the correct Timecode and add them! :)

Needs .NET Framework 2.0 Runtimes to run.

This Syntax: flvmerge filename1.flv filename2.flv ...etc. resulting in a merge.flv
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on September 7, 2007 at 12:39 AM  
great trick! thank you
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on November 4, 2007 at 6:06 PM  
If you want to use a GUI, you can use Movica [http://movica.sourceforge.net]

I think it uses flvmerge; not sure.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on November 6, 2007 at 3:27 PM  
TRICK NO.:1 WORKS PERFECT FOR FLV THANKS
TO YOU AND GOOD OLD DOS !!!
YOU MUST NUMBER THE FILES TO GET YHE GOOD SEQUENCE.
THANKS
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on November 12, 2007 at 7:32 AM  
i'm trying to join 4 flv videos with the 1st trick, but i don't know what to type in the notepad! do i have to type this:copy /b *.mpg FullMovie.mpg or copy /b *.flv FullMovie.flv ??? thanks
@Anon -

For FLV, it is
copy /b *.flv FullMovie.flv

and for MPG
copy /b *.mpg FullMovie.mpg
Comment by Anonymous zippodemos on December 6, 2007 at 8:06 AM  
I can't explain how much love this trick! It joins the mpegs seamlessly. I had lots of cluttered clips and tv segments that now I can join. Woohoo!

Even better, this trick also works with ASCII files (*.txt, *.html, etc.)

November 12, 2007 7:32 AM anon,
yes, you have to type: copy /b *.flv FullMovie.flv

I have several "joiners": join_mpg.bat, join_flv.bat, join_html.bat, and so on for each specific joinable filetype.

Thanks Tech Xpress, you saved me a lot of time!
Comment by Anonymous Natasha on December 16, 2007 at 7:24 PM  
Do not try this with your FLV (youtube) files. I've tried, it looked like it'd already been merged but actually, it only played the 1st part of the movie and discontinued.

Ps. Now, I have to download all the videos again. Do you know how to separate them back?
Natasha: Thanks for commenting.
Your's is one of the stray cases about this trick not working for FLV files.
One of the comments mentions a software called Movica found at http://movica.sourceforge.net which can be used to merge FLV files.

I don't of any way to separate them back. Even if you merge movie1.flv & movie2.flv into fullmovie.flv, you'll always have the first two separated files in your hard-drive unless you deleted them manually.
natasha said:
Do not try this with your FLV (youtube) files. I've tried, it looked like it'd already been merged but actually, it only played the 1st part of the movie and discontinued.

Ps. Now, I have to download all the videos again. Do you know how to separate them back?
___________________________________

thanks a lot..its work
dowload this:
Movica 6.5
http://downloads.sourceforge.net/movica/SetupMovica_Beta6_5.msi?download
I've used flvmerge and movica and the timecode of the resulting video file is always corrupt (only plays the length of the first or first and second parts).

Is there any method or software that can be used to repair the timecode?
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on January 30, 2008 at 1:46 PM  
a month ago i downloaded a video files (in pdf format) named as tomorrow000 and tomorrow001. The problem is i don't know how to join them. i look for every video converter but none can do the job. i did asked the guy who upload these files but he never replies. I keep looking until i found th page a minute ago. Tell you what :
"IT WORKS!!!"
I can't believe this simple dos command really did the job.
Thank You.
Comment by Anonymous Smart on February 6, 2008 at 12:38 AM  
The batch file certainly works but the timecode corruption is a major issue, especially if you then try and convert the joined file into an avi/mpg etc.

If anyone knows of something that can fix this then that would be a real help!
The trick didn't work for me unfortunately. I tried merging the FLV's with same frame rate and rest other attributes. I stumbled upon a wonderful tool (free too!) which helped me get the merging done. It's called "Avidemux" and can be gotten from this URL:
http://www.videohelp.com/tools/AviDemux

Thanks
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on March 1, 2008 at 9:15 PM  
when i use the notepad trick, the size multiplies but the timeline is still the same.

same goes for movica.

avidemux works, but the audio video sync gets messed up.

any tips on how to tweak these programs to work?
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on March 27, 2008 at 6:29 PM  
Hi. I wish to know when i use the first trick, the size of the output is correct but the file didnt join together. as for the second trick i wish to learn but still not very sure. any video? please help.thanks
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on March 31, 2008 at 7:45 AM  
I have had some success with the latest version of Movica.

But could be that I have just been lucky
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on April 24, 2008 at 10:33 PM  
It works perfectly with FLV files!
Finally I found a very simple way to join those files without installing any crap :)
Comment by Anonymous Peter on May 5, 2008 at 12:55 PM  
How brilliant is that?! (i.e. Trick 1) I tried it with a set of six FLVs and it worked a charm. No sync problems at all. Can't believe how much time I wasted trying to find a program to do the same thing.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on June 2, 2008 at 1:28 AM  
It totally works!!! ilikeggs
For joining flv files,I used flv merge:
1) Create a new folder on your desktop:Right click desktop>New folder. Name it flvfolder. Extract flvmerge.exe into this folder from the zip file you downloaded.

2) Put all your flv files in that folder. Name them 1.flv, 2.flv , 3.flv ... for simplicity.

3) Go to start>run>then type cmd and press enter to get command prompt.

4)You will now see c:\documents and settings\Your Name(whatever it is). You will need to change directory. So type cd c:\Documents and settings\Your name (whatever it is)\desktop\flvfolder\

4)Then just type flvmerge 1.flv 2.flv 3.flv etc. Press enter.
For joining flv files,I used flv merge:
1) Create a new folder on your desktop:Right click desktop>New folder. Name it flvfolder. Extract flvmerge.exe into this folder from the zip file you downloaded.

2) Put all your flv files in that folder. Name them 1.flv, 2.flv , 3.flv ... for simplicity.

3) Go to start>run>then type cmd and press enter to get command prompt.

4)You will now see c:\documents and settings\Your Name(whatever it is). You will need to change directory. So type cd c:\Documents and settings\Your name (whatever it is)\desktop\flvfolder\

4)Then just type flvmerge 1.flv 2.flv 3.flv etc. Press enter.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on June 9, 2008 at 6:42 PM  
Trick 1 worked brilliant with .flv.

All you do is change the. mpg to .flv

IE: copy /b *.flv FullMovie.flv
thanx for the tip on FLV Merge, i used it on 10 .flv files i dl'd from youtube and it worked perfectly, and the timecodes were correct.
Thanks. It works great apart from my timecode is corrupted. How can I fix this?
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on July 1, 2008 at 5:22 AM  
Ive tried all of the tricks.......and they work........but with the Time Corrupted problem........does anyone knows the answer?......

Please........

Note: It happened after installing a different version of Real Player; Before that there wasnt a problem. I guess thats a clue....but i dont know
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on July 10, 2008 at 1:11 AM  
For the flvmerge, may i know why i have error with that? what must i do to make it work? please help.. Thank you!!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on August 18, 2008 at 9:54 PM  
love u
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on August 19, 2008 at 8:56 AM  
i still love u but theres a slight anamoly..the notepad trick joins flv files in the order of ascending file sizes and not according to the sequence in which i want them..any suggestions?
@Anon who loves me - Not sure whether this will work! But you can try specifying each file you want to combine...
copy /b "D:\FirstClip.flv" + "D:\SecondClip.flv" "D:\FullMovie.flv"

This is the third trick I mentioned in the article; but it was meant for mpg files. I haven't tested it with flv
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on August 20, 2008 at 1:45 PM  
WELL ...IM THE ANON GUY WHO LOVES YOU..[:P]..NO THT TRICK DONT WORK WITH FLV FILES..
flvmerge.exe worked for me (kept the correct time code as well). Thanks to tremello22 for the info :)
Thanks. Method 1 worked perfectly for .vlc files name*1.vlc, *2.vlc...
Hi,

Method 3 works on flv files. But I wonder, would the flv video lose it's quality?

Thanks.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on October 1, 2008 at 4:06 PM  
THANKS Man.You Are GENIUS.
Please Keep this help going.
BEST WISHES!!!!!!!
Great Job!, it works with FLV files.. thanks for the help!

- Venkat Ganjipally
Thanks, I google "join server flv files into one", then get a tutorial for help
There is another Freeware FLV Join Tool out - with correct Timecode - merging =)

http://www.flvsoft.com/bind_flv

Tutorial

FLV Binder is a command line tool to combine several flv files into one, follw this tutorial,

Installation guide:

Extract the files from the zip file to \windows\system32

Usage help:

[Start Menu] -> [Run] -> Type "cmd" and return to run command prompt ->
Type flvbind all.flv 1.flv 2.flv to bind 1.flv and 2.flv and make all.flv

Full usage syntax:
Usage: flvbind dest_file src_file1 src_file2 ...

All rights reserved Moyea Software Inc.

System Requirement

Windows 2000 and above
Comment by Anonymous Squall on November 21, 2008 at 9:43 AM  
THX VERY MUCH @thehop...Yours was the only tip that solve the Timecode problem.

At last.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on November 30, 2008 at 11:34 AM  
Thanks alot. This works like a charm. Have no idea what some are saying about it messing up
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on December 2, 2008 at 2:28 AM  
I can't get anything to work with mp4's, they always only work for the first part of the set, the rest don't join for some reason.
@thehop is video god. Only one that worked. Thanks for your help mate ^.^
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on December 8, 2008 at 9:42 PM  
VideoEditorSoft.com provides free easy and popular Video Editor,
Video Joiner,
Video Splitter,
Video Cutter,
Video Clipper,
Video Merger,
DVD Video Editor,
DVD Video Author.

If you are looking for video Editor for Apple Mac OS X program, please refer to Mac Video Editor,
Mac DVD Video Editor.
Comment by Anonymous Diana on January 2, 2009 at 11:29 PM  
This does not work for FLV files! It looks like it works but the timing is still the same as the first clip. Also, it does it in the wrong order. I am sick of downloading free trials that do not work so I am resorting to making a video playlist in iTunes. Annoying, but I find it my only option.
@Diana - Check out this comment to fix the timecode problem for FLV files.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on January 6, 2009 at 10:07 PM  
No... that doesn't fix it. It's the same as the other joiners, which I suspect are all essentially identical.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on January 26, 2009 at 1:03 PM  
all the vidoe joiners, video splitter and other softwares *ucks..! this trick is fast and hassle free.


Thx dude.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on January 30, 2009 at 11:44 PM  
I am trying to join a few FLV files. thru the 1st method. but it does not join in sequence, therefore the movie is all mixed up. what to do boss??
@Anon - Just try renaming the files first..something like 001.flv, 002.flv etc. Apply the first method after that.
You can also check out the 3rd trick.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on January 31, 2009 at 10:38 PM  
Thanks vijeesh.. i renamed the files as per ur instructions,but still the files were joined in a wrong order. i dont know how to use the 3rd trick. dont have idea how its done. so gimme a simple solution..

thnx
@Anon - Here's a link to one of the comments above. This is done using a free software. Hope this helps..
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on February 2, 2009 at 12:54 PM  
the 3rd method is too complicated to understand.. so kindly guide me how to join the flv files in sequence. with the 1st trick, it sometimes joins in wrong order. any software etc for solving this problem??
@Anon - I had provided a link in my previous comment. Please check it! It points to a trick using a free software for joining flv files..
I just love it when there is a quick easy fix. It worked an absolute treat. Thank you.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on February 27, 2009 at 11:49 PM  
I´ve a Vista Home Premium and tried 1° method, but although result a FullMovie.FLV with all the size of the joining ones, just run the first one. What´s worng pal?
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on February 28, 2009 at 12:08 AM  
Although I´ve tried with 1° method joining some FLV files and the rsult is a big one with the size equal to the total amount of the partial ones, just run as the first one. I´ve Vista Home Premium. What´s wrong pal?
Comment by Anonymous CR on March 2, 2009 at 11:38 PM  
Have used the 1st trick, FLVBinder and FLV Editor Pro and each time have had the same problem as Anonymous above - file size suggests all source files includuded but when I play the new file, only the 1st source file is included. SO frustrating!
Comment by Anonymous CR on March 3, 2009 at 11:08 PM  
Update

Success! Used Avidemux, worked perfectly!
I have more than 100 .mpg files.. Will the 1st trick work for joining them? which order will it join, ascending,descending or random order?. please help me out in this.
I was planning to upload a company profile video , i want to merge the company introduction video and the promotional video, but i dont know how to merge video. You save my day dude! God bless.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on March 20, 2009 at 7:31 PM  
IT DOESNT WORK TRICK:1,2,3

ALL ARE CRAP TRICKS>>>>SPAM


No ONE work with *.FLV or *.MPEG
how want to combine 13 or more flv files into 1 movies file only? i already try to use all method but failed. hope someone can help me to solve this problem. thanks
Maybe a special flv joiner can help you combine 13 or more flv files into big one movie, if you need, check my blog
thanks for your sharing. Keep up the good work!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on April 28, 2009 at 5:52 PM  
helllooo...
i had downloaded different flv movie files from youtube,when i am to join the flv files using copy /b *.flv FullMovie.flv this trick then it appears to have combination of that small flv files. But it shows only 1st flv video.....!!!
try to help me out
Comment by Anonymous Sabrina on June 26, 2009 at 12:04 PM  
ANDYS FLV JOINER is the BEST!!!!!!
excellent!thank you for the tips!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on July 3, 2009 at 10:57 AM  
can this work if I download a full movie (mpg) and will it fit on a 80 min cdr
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on July 28, 2009 at 1:41 AM  
I have the same problem as many have already stated i after using trick 1 and trick 3 to add .flv files i only get the first file in the list and the rest are not there?! so if you have another trick to help would be great
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on August 6, 2009 at 3:20 AM  
Trick number one worked for me. I combined two .flv files on the first try, now I look like a hero :D

Thanks!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on August 28, 2009 at 6:58 PM  
tried the first trick and it really worked for flv file....gonna try other tricks too...thank you so much .saved lot of my time
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on August 28, 2009 at 7:01 PM  
wow..just tried first trick and it really worked for flv files ...gonna try other tricks too..thank you so much ..you just saved me
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on August 29, 2009 at 11:26 AM  
thanxxxxxxxxx a Lot !!!

All the Tricks Worked Perfectly .

Thanx again n Cheers ;P
Comment by Anonymous Dark Angel on August 31, 2009 at 5:26 AM  
the first and second ones didn't work for me, but the third one did. ^_^ I am running a vista, so that might explain it. lol thanks much! :D
Comment by Anonymous Naresh korivi on September 8, 2009 at 1:20 PM  
hey man thanks verymuch for TRICK ONE. if possible plz give an idea to mix .VOB files.
I did coverting .VOB to .mpg, then joining .mpgs with Trick one and then finally converting to FullMovie to any format.
If there is any shortcut to this process, pls help
Comment by Anonymous ffmundt on September 9, 2009 at 4:01 AM  
I tried many ways including the tricks above,
but I found out that the absolutely best solution for *.flv files was the 'ANDY'S FLV JOINER' !!!!!!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on October 5, 2009 at 3:59 AM  
yes, if none of those work try andy's flv joiner. only thing that would work for me.
Praise the lord for ANDY'S FLV JOINER
time code is now correct!!!
"claps hands"

Thanks aswell for the initial tricks also... very indeed useful!!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on October 17, 2009 at 2:02 PM  
Hi, there's a newer ver of Andy's FLV Joiner here: http://ferretsoft.active.ws

Linked from: www.videohelp.com/tools/Andys_FLV_Joiner

Regards

Andy.
thks alot...
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on December 22, 2009 at 11:16 AM  
Playing using RealPlayer.

Andy's FLV Joiner solves the time code problem, but the video freezes and the timer stops at the first frame of the second clip.

Audio continues.

Is there any way to edit the embedded time code in a .flv file?
plzzzz can someone help me

when i m using the first trick,i do it properly for .flv file and i also get a file but when i click it it is just the first video
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on February 25, 2010 at 10:01 AM  
Dude, you are a fraken genius! 2nd trick works for FLV files as well, I imagine it'd word for all video files. Good Job.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on May 1, 2010 at 4:28 PM  
For joined h264 content, use a decent player. Here's some that work:

1. Media Player Classic Home Cinema. mpc-hc.sourceforge.net
It c/w all codecs installed and has no problem playing joined clips (at least with files joined with Andy's).

2. Any DirectShow player with FLVSplitter 1.0.0.5+ and ffdshow installed.

3. MPlayer/MPUI

4. Any software that uses Adobe ActiveX Flash plugin should work.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on May 16, 2010 at 3:24 AM  
sony sr57e camera has 80Gb HDD and saves millions of videos in MPG format, I tried lots of join/encode software, including Premiere, that didn't worked, because I always lost quality, as it is nice PAL quality with nice decoding in Bob in VLC, nothing worked... Your solution with storing it to .ZIP and renaming, worked awesome !!! Million billion times thank you for this greatest ever tip !!! video join is the best with this method, as it is fastest and doesn't loose quality, also no need of special software. You the best!!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on May 16, 2010 at 7:08 PM  
those who having from with method 1 such as the vid only play for the first part. Try to open using "media player classic" . I also having the same problem because it only play 1st part. So i try open using media player and it work.
perfect it works with FLV files.. thanks for the help!
[http://software.bigbigsoft.com/flv-editor-ultimate]
Comment by Anonymous king on May 17, 2010 at 10:38 AM  
great trick! thank you
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on May 24, 2010 at 9:50 AM  
all three tricks are not working with flv files.pls suggest some other options.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on July 17, 2010 at 8:52 AM  
i have tried 3rd trick
perfectly works ...
thanks buddy
Comment by Anonymous Mak on August 29, 2010 at 6:37 PM  
Simply amazing!!!
Comment by Anonymous Robert H Mercer on February 4, 2011 at 8:51 AM  
This sure as hell don't work with Windows 7 64 bit. All I get is that the system cannot find the files specified!
NFG as far as I cansee
Comment by Anonymous Juruk on February 20, 2011 at 2:35 AM  
how to delete batch file that remain when i delete all other video files ?
This is a good trick but Why it is not working with you tube video ..????.
Why it is not working with youtube flv videos???
Thanks a lot :)
Works for AVI with 1st trick.
Only had to change "copy /b *.mpg FullMovie.mpg" into "copy /b *.avi FullMovie.avi" - and it WORKED !!!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on April 16, 2011 at 8:36 AM  
The first tricked worked for me with FLV files and MP4 files
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on May 8, 2011 at 8:26 PM  
i was able to follow the instruction in trick 1 and 3 but those we're not successful. yes it was able to join the .flv videos but like some of the pipz here complaining only the first video is being played. Can anyone who's experience and who has truly a good knowledge about this topic give answer to our dilemma. thanks! i truly appreciate if i receive a reply ASAP.

ianphil
I am trying to join fly vedio, so please guide me in below mentino point.

1) Saved Bat file where i save
2) when i run cmd prompt its start from C:\Documents and setting\admin>
3) Erro shows : The system cannot find the file specidied.

Pls Help.
Manoj, you have to save the BAT file in a same folder with FLV.

Trick 1 is works for me!! Thankssss :D
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on June 3, 2011 at 2:39 PM  
Trick 3 worked fine

Thank you!!
Comment by Blogger Manoj on June 6, 2011 at 3:59 PM  
I am trying to merge flv videos by first trick. The file is create & size also shows as same as all merged flv video, but play only first video.

Any one helps me.
if i m going to concat 6 mpg files(trick:1+3)...it is just adding 2nd file's some portion(1/2 sec) with the 1st one...and terminating..:O...and finally,not working. But it is getting the sum of all the files as its size but length is showing only equal to the 1st file.pls reply.
Andy's FLV Joiner worked PERFECTLY, the ONLY trick that worked.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on July 20, 2011 at 1:06 AM  
im trying the 1st trick, but the 1st file only plays in the joined file. help pls
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on July 24, 2011 at 7:40 PM  
Trick 1 worked great for vlc files. Thanks a lot!!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on August 8, 2011 at 11:30 AM  
Andy's FLV joiner was the last one I tried, and the only one that worked. All hail Andy!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on August 24, 2011 at 6:42 AM  
Genius.. Thanks a Lot!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on August 28, 2011 at 11:40 PM  
Are you guys even checking the results? None of this works.
First (and third) method only plays the first chunk even though it creates a bigger file.
Second method kinda works, it creates a merged file but if you look at the playlist on your player it shows the 3 smaller parts.
Andy's joiner creates the merged file and shows only this file on the playlist but it stops when the first chunk ends, you need to manually seek (click at a point past the first chunk) for the player to continue playing the file, if you let the merged file play from start to end without interacting with the player you will see what I mean.
The rest of the options are just wrappers around the options mentioned on the blog.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on September 2, 2011 at 5:55 PM  
Great tip. GREAT THANKS!!!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on September 10, 2011 at 9:02 AM  
Dos file1.flv + 2.flv + 3.flv combined.flv works but runtime is wrong. flvbind dest_file src_file1 src_file2 ... by Moyea works for runtime but video dimensions are wrong or not valid. In either case Moyea flv player will not play the video properly.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on October 29, 2011 at 3:04 AM  
IT DOESN'T WORK
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on December 1, 2011 at 10:03 AM  
Thank you! I spent 2 hours trying out different programs to join two mpeg files, and finally found your blog - I used the zip method, so simple and it works!
You sir are a genius!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on December 6, 2011 at 8:11 AM  
Works for me!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on December 12, 2011 at 2:12 PM  
God bless you!
excellent!!!!!!! method 1 worked like charm !
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on January 16, 2012 at 12:59 AM  
Just tried Trick 1 using two 9 minute long mpeg files. Worked like a charm, created one 18 minute file that plays perfectly, seemlessly. Now converting file to M4v using handbrake. Thanks for the great tip, will try out the other two tricks on other files later!
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on January 23, 2012 at 10:35 PM  
trick 1 is the best,,work for my flv file,,
Many Thanks, 1st technique worked out wonderfully for many clips
Comment by Anonymous fahmip on April 2, 2012 at 12:03 PM  
works beautifully for wmv formats on trick number 2.thanks a lot
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on April 10, 2012 at 4:53 AM  
Beautiful simplicity. If windows copy provides movie joining for free, I wonder why every player does not offer the feature that would be so easy to provide... This saved my day. A bit late because I first went to use an NLE that messed up the synchronicity of the audio with the video.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on May 16, 2012 at 10:02 AM  
Copy /b *.mpg movie.mpg
This copies all MPG file movie.mpg but the timescale is incorrect as it only play the first or last file appended. I used avidemux (free) to open movie.mpg, reindex and save. Corrected the timescale and plays the entire "movie". Just another option to try.
It works perfectly with FLV files!
Finally I found a very simple way to join those files without installing any crap.
I'm impressed, I must say. Very rarely do I come across a blog that's both informative and entertaining, and let me tell you, you've hit the nail on the head.
Comment by Anonymous Anonymous on February 10, 2013 at 7:28 AM  
Method 2 works but the other two don't.

Tip: When archiving the video parts, make sure the compression method is set to "Store", only if you use WinRAR.
why not try ffmpeg, it's a great software for video converting and editing.
great post, thank you for share.
try wondershare video editor for merging multi video together. view the detailed guide for merge video here:http://www.ivideotool.com/how-to/merge-videos-windows.html