[MPlayer-users] Appending multiple AVI files - PROBLEM

D Richard Felker III dalias at aerifal.cx
Sun Apr 27 10:45:06 CEST 2003

On Sun, Apr 27, 2003 at 02:54:09AM -0500, Jonathan Rogers wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> D Richard Felker III wrote:
> >Actually, it *should* work, if the files have identical codecs and
> >encoding parameters. But YMMV. It's not very reliable.
> I have understood that AVI's have an index at the end of the file, which 
> would interfere with simple concatenation. But, I don't know the 
> details, so you could be right. It does seem clear that concatenating 
> VOB's (MPEG Program Streams or Program Element Streams, or something 
> like that) works, at least from DVD's.

Yes, but mplayer/mencoder should gracefully skip over this excess
index. Whether that actually happens is another matter, and it could
fail if the bytes in the index look like valid avi frames or something
I suppose...


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