how to link or append avi files?

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by marmagi, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. marmagi

    marmagi Guest

    Hello,

    I have some avi files created with my digital photo camera, I would
    like to append or link them all together.

    What is the easiest way to do it and with what software?

    The ending file created can be a avi file itself? a mpg? I want to
    copy it all in a dvd

    thanks

    mario
     
    marmagi, Jul 30, 2007
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    Mr E Guest

    I would think that Microsoft Movie Maker which comes with Windows XP SP 2 would be the easiest and least expensive option of you have XP already. But it will allow you to "append" AVI files into a sequence.



    Hello,

    I have some avi files created with my digital photo camera, I would
    like to append or link them all together.

    What is the easiest way to do it and with what software?

    The ending file created can be a avi file itself? a mpg? I want to
    copy it all in a dvd

    thanks

    mario
     
    Mr E, Jul 30, 2007
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  3. marmagi

    Mike Kujbida Guest


    Virtual Dub from http://virtualdub.org/
    Easy and free!!
    You'll still need a DVD authoring program of some kind though as
    you'll still end up with AVI files and not MPEG-2 files.

    Mike
     
    Mike Kujbida, Jul 30, 2007
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  4. marmagi

    Stuart Guest

    You can do it in one hit with ConvertXtoDVD - append the avi files and
    output a DVD format (Video_TS folder with vob, ifo and bup files) ready for
    burning
     
    Stuart, Jul 31, 2007
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  5. marmagi

    marmagi Guest

    thanks so much mike

    i am trying now virtual dub seams to work great but besides lengthy to
    enter to append each avi file one by one whe its starts processing
    them the output file its too big I dont understand why.

    is there a way to enter a set of avi files to append? or I need to
    enter selecting one by one from file open menu ?

    I have 94 avi files to append

    total size of these avi files is: 2.6 GB why the expected created
    virtual dub file is around 80 GB ?

    How can I just append the avi files and create a unique avi file of
    more or less the total size of all the avi files put together? I mean
    around 2.6 GB ? is this possible?

    I am using default virtual dub settings

    thanks

    mario
     
    marmagi, Jul 31, 2007
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  6. marmagi

    peter Guest

    try changing video mode to direct stream copy
     
    peter, Jul 31, 2007
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  7. marmagi

    Bill's News Guest

    After starting VDub, pull down the Audio menu and make sure that
    "Source audio" and "Direct Stream copy" are checked. The pull
    down the Video menu and make sure that "Direct Stream copy" is
    checked.

    Then open your first AVI.

    Subsequently, Append AVI segment for each successive file.

    I've never done more than 4 segments, but I'm sure the program
    will squawk, if can't handle 94 in one session.

    When you've appended the last file, select "Save as AVI" from
    the file menu.

    Your new file will be the sum of the sizes of the other files in
    length.
     
    Bill's News, Jul 31, 2007
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  8. marmagi

    Stuart Guest

    ConvertXtoDVD is a lot simpler - the reason the file size is so big is
    because VirtualDub has been set to "Full Processing" change it to Stream
    Copy.
     
    Stuart, Aug 1, 2007
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