Stitch two mp4s together without re-encoding

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by pinksatin, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. pinksatin macrumors member

    pinksatin

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    Ok... So I encode two parts of a movie in Handbrake (part 1 and part 2). I want to stitch both of these files into one file so I can view it on my Apple TV as one movie and not two parts.

    I know Visualhub does this but only by re-encoding both files together.

    Quicktime 10 doesn't do this anymore and some of the tricks I see online seem to be over my head.

    Is there an easy way to do this... it sure seems like an easy thing to do.

    Thanks..
     
  2. jackerin macrumors 6502a

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    Install Quicktime 7? Iirc it works in Snow Leopard too...
     
  3. pinksatin thread starter macrumors member

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    I have heard that even with QuickTime it will make you re-encode... not 100% sure though
     
  4. evil_santa macrumors 6502a

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    i had to do this recently with a very old copy of Goodfellas that was on a double sided DVD. so i had to encode each side the edit them togther in QT7,

    it quite simple open up part 1 apple+A apple+C make a new player apple+N, on the new player Apple+V then go to part 2 and do same again pasting it onto the end of the new time line then save movie, there was a slight click where the join was, possibly a black frame or 2. the data is just saved , no re-encoding, well if it did it was very fast, lol

    I think you need QT pro to do this, i got FCS on my machine so not sure if i have added features in QT

    hope this helps
     
  5. PurpleLogix macrumors member

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    Yep as evil_santa said, but you do need QT pro
     
  6. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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  7. Denarius macrumors 6502a

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    Try this,

    Burn both halves to two different DVD-Rs, drill holes in each (at the outer edge so as not to damage the recorded area) , get a needle and thread then stitch the two .

    Hope that helps. ;)

    Sorry, having a silly moment, Dave Braine is quite right.
     

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