What Video Joiner/Merge App?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Manchester, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Manchester macrumors member

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    Ok, so I want to join / merge some avi video files.

    What's the best app for doing so?

    I've had a look on the app store, and none of the apps seem to get decent reviews. Only the Xilisoft Video Joiner app has anywhere near an ok review, but even then, the negative is that the app only uses a single core, hence is very slow at converting.

    Preferably, I'd like a free app, but would pay if there is anything that will merge files quickly, and keep them at a decent output size.

    As an addition, are there any decent apps for converting videos to xvid format, which keeps file size to a minimum?
     
  2. Manchester thread starter macrumors member

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  3. rien333 macrumors regular

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    Quicktime + The Parian codec (Google it) or a normal video converter (I believe Handbrake is a good, and free, one) and iMovie.
     
  4. Manchester thread starter macrumors member

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    Cheers for the ref to Perian. Shame is doesn't let you export to avi.
     
  5. gorskiegangsta macrumors 65816

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    Why would you want to export to .AVI? It is a relatively inefficient container/codec by modern standards. h.264 .MP4 or .MKV would be a much better choice, since they're much more efficient and are supported nearly universally.
     
  6. Manchester thread starter macrumors member

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    As a player that I have will only play avi's, otherwise, I agree with you.
     
  7. DoctorCrap macrumors regular

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    Umm simply iMovie. Though that's too much for your reasoning.
     

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