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Old 08-03-2008, 02:53 PM   #1
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Question Merging two .mpg files, of which first one broken

Hello.. I need to merge two .mpeg files realizzed with xvidcap.
The problem is that doing the first one xvidcap crashed. I can view and listen the video correctly with kaffeine or mplayer, but when I go opening e.g. with avidemux or kino they refuse to open it.

How can I "repair" it or even better directly merge them from command line??
Old 08-03-2008, 04:31 PM   #2
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If you can play it with mplayer, then you should be able to re-encode it using mencoder (which is usually packaged with mplayer).

I think you can directly merge MPEG videos by simply concatenating them. I'm not sure if that's technically acceptable, but mplayer seems to cope with it:
cat file1.mpeg file2.mpeg > merged.mpeg
Old 08-03-2008, 04:55 PM   #3
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thanks.. I already tryed with mencoder but then the resulting video is not working..

I ended up re-creating my screencast... :-(


avidemux, mpeg, xvidcap

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