Best Application to merge two MP4 files into one movie

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by sgiera, Oct 9, 2014.

  1. sgiera macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2014
    Hello everyone,
    What is the best or simplest way to merge two MP4 files into one movie?

    Thank you,

    Steve :)
  2. Guzaking macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2015
    I've seen others saying that this MP4 Joiner is a good program, the only problem is trying to find a clean download of it, even a link from their own website has a sourceforge malware attached to the download. does anyone know of a safe freeware program for joining or merging mp4's?
  3. mic j macrumors 68030

    Mar 15, 2012
    mp4tools is the way to go. I've had it in my video tool box for years and the developer is very responsive with updates. It is free "trialware" and has almost complete functionality (you get a nag screen and can only do 1 job at a time). However, if it works for you, I encourage paying for it, the developer deserves the support for making and maintaining such a good app.

    Edit: and why are you reviving this year old thread that already contains the information you are looking for?
  4. brand macrumors 601


    Oct 3, 2006
    You can use the cat command to concatenate two or more files into a single file.
  5. Guzaking macrumors member

    Mar 4, 2015
    I've found the easiest way of doing it, just use an older version of the regular free QuickTime 7.0+ which gives you the ability to just drag and drop files on top of each other in sequence and it creates a perfect, merged video for you. Ofcourse Apple took this feature away on their later updates as usual to force people to buy the Pro version, but you don't need to buy it. QuickTime 7.0+ also gives alot of other useful features too, all taken away from users in upgrades! upgrades! upgrades!
  6. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

    Jun 2, 2010
    Garmin has a free desktop app for their Camera that does the job. It is called VIRB Edit. It can do a lot more but is very useful for cutting or joining mp4 files.
  7. LOLobo macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2014
    If you don't mind MKV output, MKVTools are excellent, legit freeware, and fast.
  8. westrock2000 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2013
    Have you tried this? MP4's have all kinds of Metadata in the beginning of the file, I would have a heard time believeing that iTunes would understand how interpret such a file that has a bunch of extra junk in the middle of the file. I have never tried this though.

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