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How to Merge Videos in VLC without Problems

Author by Annie

Updated on Jan 21, 2021

VLC is not just a media player. It also works as a useful video editor to merge/cut/rotate videos. And here we will show you how to merge videos in VLC, and also recommend to you a VLC video joiner alternative to merge videos in a much easier and quicker way.

Does VLC Merge Videos?

I’m sure there is a traffic cone icon on most people’s computer desktop, and that is VLC Media Player. Why VLC is so popular among people? The most important part is that it comes with abundant audio and video decoders, which definitely can play almost all the multi-media files. Although it is well-known for video & audio playback, there are other features that endear itself to many users. It enables you to split videos, convert audio/video files, record screen, download YouTube videos, and even rip DVD. So perhaps you would ask: “Dose VLC merge videos?” Of course! In the following parts, we will give you a step-by-step instruction on how to merge videos in VLC.

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3 Steps on How to Merge Videos in VLC

You can merge videos with VLC using the VLC's command-line feature. Before using VLC merge videos, please make sure that the video clips you want to merge are matching video formats. If the video formats are different, then the first thing is to convert them to the same video formats. Now, just follow the steps to go on the VLC combine videos process

Merge Videos in VLC

Step 1. To solve how to merge videos in VLC problem, first, set up a new folder, and put the original video clips into the new folder. Then hold the Shift button and right click the new folder. Next, select Open command window here.

Step 2. Input the following command to the command window to continue VLC merge videos process. Before inputting the command, you can modify the command appropriately based on the situation, and pay attention to the sequence of the video clips.

"VLC installation path" file1.ext file2.ext file3.ext --sout "#gather:std{access=file,dst=mergedfile.ext}" --sout-keep

Here, we will make an example to you:

"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" 1.mp4 2.mp4 --sout "#gather:std{access=file,dst=merged.mp4}" --sout-keep

The number 1 and 2 represent the videos’ names.

Before opening the merged videos, make sure VLC is closed, or it will lead to the merging failure or video/audio out of sync problem.

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3 Steps to Merge Videos with VLC Alternative - Free HD Video Converter Factory

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Combine Videos with VLC Video Joiner Alternative

Step 1. Import the Videos to the VLC Video Joiner Alternative

First, launch the easy-to-use video joiner on your computer, select "Converter", then click “Add Files” to add your desired video clips to the program, or you can just drag and drop them to the main interface. Next, click Merge button in the middle of the top menu bar.

Select Videos to Go on the Merge Process

Step 2. Select All the Video Clips on the Merge Window and Go on the Merge Videos Process

Press the Merge on the merge window as marked in the image to create pack before selecting video clips, (you’re allowed to create pack 1, pack 2, pack 3……). Then drag and drop the video clips from the Original column to the new pack. Also, you can rearrange the video clips orders by dragging. At last, click the Merge button on the lower right corner to continue. This is the best way to merge videos without quality loss. Obviously, compared to solving how to merge videos in VLC, it’s easier to merge videos with Free HD Video Converter Factory.

Complete the Video Merge Process

Step 3. Start to Merge Video Clips

After the 2 steps above, you will see the merged video packs in the main interface. Although you can input video clips with different formats, which is more convenient than VLC merge videos process, you need to choose an output format for the merged videos. Hereto, you can click the Output Format window on the right of the main interface and select your wanted video format under the Video tab. Then, just click RUN button, your merged video will be automatically converted to the proper format.

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