[MPlayer-users] Combining video clips using mplayer

Giles RC Morant giles.morant at durham.ac.uk
Thu Feb 6 12:09:37 CET 2003

On Tue, 2003-02-04 at 19:15, Nick Hatch wrote:
> [Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
> I'm trying to find a way to combine video clips using mplayer. I want to add a 
> standard two second title screen to a bunch of movies. I've created the 
> animated sequence using gimp, and exported the .jpg files and created a .avi 
> movie file using mencoder. How can I append this animation to the beginning 
> of a prerecorded movie?
> It seems that this would be very easy to do, but I can't find the options to 
> do it. If it isn't possible to do with mplayer, are there any other tools to 
> do it easily?
> Thanks for any help.
> -Nick

There's probably some clever way to do it with mencoder, but the
easiest way is to use one of the many little tools that comes with
avimerge -o big.avi -i one.avi two.avi three.avi

You need to ensure the frame rates and resolution are the same &c., but
if not, transcode is probably the easiest tool with which to
change these.

Just type transcode into google.

Giles RC Morant <giles.morant at dur.ac.uk>

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