[Matroska-users] Merging distinct videos.

Kichigai Mentat kichigai at comcast.net
Tue Feb 21 04:53:50 CET 2006

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On Feb 20, 2006, at 09.15, Helena Olczyk wrote:

> I was wondering if you could merge several videos into one large  
> mkv file.
The UNIX answer is: RTFM. It's all in the man page and the online  
documentation. Provided the files all use the same formatting,  
codecs, bitrates, and number of tracks, then it's trivial.
mkvmerge file1 +file2 -o file3
> Rather than describe vaguely, let me use an example:
> Suppose you took the lectures at:
>  http://www.aduni.org/courses/sicp/index.php?view=cw
> converterd therm to mkv, compressed them down, and wanted to combine
> them and write them to a set of CD's or DVDs.
First of all, they're already compressed. Compressing them further  
would cause additional loss of visual and audible quality.
> Can you combine them into one file? If so how? ( A url will do for  
> the second. )
> If so can you view them as effectively individual files ( I'm  
> thinking chapters in a book ) with yolur mkv viewer ( whichever one  
> in particular it is)? If so how would you, included that feature in  
> the file? Thanks
That's not combining them into a single file. That's linking them.  
You can manually craft a chapter listing for the videos, then make  
each "file" a different chapter in the file. QuickTime has a feature  
where it creates one file that links to the other ones, which is  
similar to what you're asking for (actually, I'm not entirely sure  
what you ARE asking for...).
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