please help.. join .mov files

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  1. tm0000 macrumors regular

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm trying to join .mov files so I can burn a dvd of them. Toast titanium will not let me add more than 99 clips to the dvd. So, if I join the files, then I can burn a dvd of all the footage and not waste more than half of the dvd.

    I can't seem to find software that will let me join the .mov files without losing quality. I tried using iMovie and quicktime, but I was losing quality with both of those. The size of the new joined file is smaller than the originals. Mpeg streamclip looked weird on my screen (rMBP 2014).. I could only see half of the program?

    I would really appreciate some help, please. Is there any other software I can use to burn the dvd that will allow me to join more than 99 files?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Unami, Jun 3, 2015
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    Unami macrumors 6502a

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    if you're burning a video-dvd, toast is already recompressing your files, so there will be quality loss. if you are just burning a data-dvd, you can use finder.

    what format (resolution/codecs) are your .mov files in ? afaik, joining files without recompressing them is only possible with certain codecs.
     
  3. tm0000 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The .mov files were taken with my iphone 6plus.
     
  4. Unami, Jun 3, 2015
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    Unami macrumors 6502a

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    and what are you trying to do - make a video-dvd for playback on an old-school dvd-player or archive the videos and view them on a computer/mediaplayer/ps3...?

    for the old-school dvd route, your video will be reduced to a quarter of it's resolution, as video-dvds are in sd-resolution. just make one big movie in imovie/quicktime and burn/recompress using toast for this.

    if you want to preserve your original videos, and just make a copy of them on a dvd media, drag and drop the clips on the empty dvd in finder and hit "burn" (the radioactive symbol next to the dvd). or use toast to burn a data-dvd (or whatever it is called there).
     

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