Merging two .avi (or .mpeg) files in to one?

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  1. BengalDuck macrumors regular

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    I've searched google and these forums and I simply cannot find a suitable answer.

    I downloaded a very large file a couple of days ago, which in total is about 1.4 GB. The file is split in to two roughly 700 MB files.

    I use VLC to watch all my videos and whatnot, but I read that Quicktime Pro can be used to merge my two files. Unfortunately, quicktime simply locks up whenever I try and open one of the files. I've tried iMovie (where I cannot import the .avi's) and a few other small programs that I read as suggestions on either this forum or another.

    None of these programs worked, and the two I had the most faith in - QT and iMovie - both failed to open the movie.

    I would think that the files are corrupted, yet VLC plays them fine.

    In an effort to make this easier for me, I converted the .avi's using ffmpeg to mpeg files. Yet I haven't had any further luck in merging the files.

    I've tried redownloading QT (just restarted after downloading it, actually) yet there is no difference. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks.

    EDIT---

    I cannot edit the title, so I'm not going to edit the post... but instead of .mpeg's I converted the .avi's to .mp4's.
     
  2. jeremyrader macrumors member

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    VisualHub should merge those files just fine.
     
  3. j26 macrumors 65832

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    Simple Video Splicer (free) might work with them, or otherwise VisualHub (costs)

    QT Pro should also do it if you have it.
     
  4. TheStu macrumors 65816

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    Do you have Perian installed on your system? That plus Quicktime Pro is what I use to recombine my files.

    Bear in mind however that the resultant file is a .MOV.
     

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