Merging Two Video Files-Best App or Application to use on iMac

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by sgiera, Feb 8, 2015.

  1. sgiera macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2014
    Need some help.

    I have two video files that I would like to merge into one file. What mac application or app can I get to do this? I don't like handbrake so that is out of the question.

    Thank you,

  2. phrehdd macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2008
    Perhaps you could give a bit more info such as are the two files the same type and format? If yes, you can go into terminal and append the two with a concatenate command.

    If you try the above, I suggest you first make copies of your original two files to experiment with. The nice part about this option is you don't need extra software and you are not converting your files. Just check the location of where the two join with playback software to see if all went well.
  3. priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    If the clips are QuickTime compatible (playable in QT) you can even use QuickTime.
    Edit > Add Clip to End...
  4. sgiera thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2014
    Its two mkv files that are part 1 and part 2 of a movie and I want to merge them together so they become one movie.

    I have other avi files that I want to so the same thing and merge them.

    Any help on an app or directions on how to do it, would be great to work with an apple tv after I merge them and convert them over to mp4.
  5. LOLobo macrumors member

    Nov 20, 2014
    I love using MKVTools for either .avi/.mp4/.mkv

  6. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    oblem is so simple at an edit]

    This is what video editor are for, take LOTS of little bits of video and assembling them into one movie. Your problem is simpler so you could use QuickTime. but iMovie would work too. Both are already installed on your Mac.

    You do need ti ensure the video is in a form QT can read and write.

    What is wrong with Handbrake? I have never heard of anyone not liking it.
  7. dyt1983 macrumors 65816

    May 6, 2014
    I agree on mkvtools, you won't need to reencode the video.
  8. Lord Hamsa macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2013
  9. priitv8 macrumors 68040

    Jan 13, 2011
    I would use MKVtools or MP4tools to repack and merge MKV-s into MP4 in one go.
  10. sgiera thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2014
    Thank you all for the information and I was able to get it done.

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