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Joining AVI files

Discussion in 'MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 encoding (AVI to DVD)' started by topgazza, Dec 30, 2004.

  1. topgazza

    topgazza Member

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    A while ago someone recommended a programme that joins AVI files into one continuous file for conversion to DVD.

    I did try it and it consisted of drag and dropping the two avi files into a box and they would be joined up when you chose the conversion format

    Anyone any ideas please
     
  2. aldaco12

    aldaco12 Active member

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    Load the first piece with Virtualdub, then do File ___ Append AVI segment and load the second one. But when you "Save as AVI" the sum of the 2 movies you need again to use a lossy AVI codec. Why don't multiplexing the MPG you obtain by encoing the AVIs with TMPGenc? (file __ MPEG tools __ Simple Multiplex)
    More than that, I'm against authoring a DVD with some .AVI movies having a little quality (an .AVI movie is more or less 700-800 MB big, much smaller than the 4.5 GB .VOB file of a DVD).
     
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    Thanks for the tip. I'll try the TMPG route as well. DOH! Didn't realsie you could do that with it.

    I agree with the quality issue its just for those AVI's I have been given. I suppose SVCD is probably the best I could expect in maintaining some sort of quality and should just stick to that as one of the multi files is SVCD anyway.
     
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    Aldaco12 wrote:
    Incorrect, when using "direct stream copy" for both video and audio, you don't need to re-compress it with any codec. Don't use full processing mode when joining two avi's.
     
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    Right, stardust. I never did it I never tink I could choose 'direct stream copy'.
     

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