[MEncoder-users] How to join avi files with x264 streams?

Another Sillyname anothersname at googlemail.com
Sun May 9 16:54:20 CEST 2010

On 9 May 2010 11:56, Josef Wolf <jw at raven.inka.de> wrote:
> On Sun, May 09, 2010 at 01:32:44AM +0100, Another Sillyname wrote:
>> x264 can have problems in an avi container due to size related issues
>> which are far too boring to go into here....
>> x264 can sit in an mkv container very happily however.
>> So depending on the distro you are using install mkvtoolnix
>> then use a line like.....
>> mkvmerge -o /path/to/outputfile.mkv /path/to/first/inputfile.avi
>> +/path/to/second/inputfile.avi
> Yeah, that looks much better.
> But now I have another strange effect: at the join position, two frames
> come back to life which I had intentionally cut out from the original
> recording and which are not visible in the files which are joined.
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It's to do with the edit points, I see it occasionally as well.

You'll just have to trim a bit more on the input files to get rid of them.

You don't 'see' them on the original files as they are likely not near
keyframes, it's the merge that then makes them 'live' again.

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