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Old 05-01-2005, 10:27 PM   #1
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A good AVI Joiner or Splicer for Linux Needed

I am doing a project on creating Beowulf Cluster, though the cluster is ready, I am developing an application to test and demonstrate the capability of the Cluster.
I am doing an Movie encoding application, for this I require a AVI joiner or Splicer, I got a "AVISPLICER" from, though it works and joins various AVI files to produce a single output AVI file, when I run the final output on MPlayer, I get a "Frame too small & Format Error" error. I am not able to rectify the error though I have the code for the "AVISPLICER". So I am thinking of trying another similiar tool.
Can anyone suggest a similiar but working tool. I tried searching for this using AltaVista, Google, SourceForge, FreshMeat, FreshRPMs,DogPile etc. I am getting apps. that are meant for Windows Platform only. So can anyone suggest a similiar tool for Linux?
Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 05-02-2005, 01:17 AM   #2
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I would just install xine and make a playlist with the avi files in order that you wish to view them.

No splicer needed.
Old 05-02-2005, 01:25 AM   #3
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Try "avidemux" or "lives". I have used Avidemux with decent results. Though never tried joining two streams together.
Sourceforge has options to limit searches to Linux. It should be a good starting point to start for similar applications only for linux.
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Old 05-02-2005, 01:39 AM   #4
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You need transcode: besides the well-known transcode media encoding utility, the package also has a number of tools to manipulate avi files, including avimerge and avisplit. Transcode also has a wiki page.

If you want to join several avi files together, you need avimerge. From the man page:

avimerge merges several AVI-files into one. Can also be used to fix an
index of a broken file and can also replace audio tracks or muxes new
ones. It can read raw AC3 and MP3 files for multplexing.
Old 05-02-2005, 05:50 AM   #5
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Funnily enough mplayer (mencoder) will split and join AVIs. Joining is conditional on them being the same size, bitrate, etc.


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