How do your merge M4V files in Quicktime?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DarkHeraldMage, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. DarkHeraldMage macrumors 6502a


    Oct 5, 2007
    Fort Worth, TX
    I've read multiple places online that it's possible to merge .m4v files in Quicktime, but nobody has really posted any clear instructions, at least not that I've been able to find so far.

    My problem is that I have a few movies/mini-series DVDs that I'd like to add to iTunes, but they are split across multiple titles if not multiple DVDs. Handbrake does not provide a way to merge during the rip and they state they have no intention of adding this feature in any upcoming releases.

    The whole point of ripping in .m4v is to have chapter markers, so I'd like to combine multiple files into one .m4v that preserves quality and chapter titles. I really don't want to merge them and have to go in and manually mark the chapters in Quicktime; the one time I tried this it was a horrible nuisance and insanely difficult.

    Can anyone help me with the steps to do this, or even another app that does it for you?
  2. 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!
  3. rayward macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I need to merge a couple of m4v files. Is there any update on how to get this done on a Mac? My version of QT (10.4) seemed like it was going to let me do it, but then I watched the time remaining counter steadily click up to over 400,000 hours before I cancelled it.


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