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Windows 7: I want to join 2 small AVI files without degrading the quality

28 Jul 2011   #21
whs
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If you really want a video editor that will provide a lossless encoding, you should use any GUI that uses h264 codes and capable to make B frame .

Gordianknot, AutoGK, VirtualDubMod, Handbrake, megui, avidemux, etc are just different GUIs, not mot than that . They all are based on h264 .
Does that mean they cannot deal lossless with other formats (other than h264).


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28 Jul 2011   #22
RknRusty

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I'm tinkering now, and I'm a total noob with videos. If y'all can be patient with me, my time comes in bits and pieces(sorta like my movies), and I have learned all I can with AVI Trimmer. It doesn't stitch together different movies, but does a simple job of trimming one AVI very quickly. All the others do this too, so it will probably sink to the bottom of the list. Tonight I'm working with Windows Movie Maker using WHS's tutorials. Thanks for that, WHS. I may move on to VirtualDub next.

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28 Jul 2011   #23
Wishmaster

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Provided both files have the exact same settings, another alternative is YAMB.

Use the "Join Supported Files" Option.
I want to join 2 small AVI files without degrading the quality-capture.jpg

Add your files and Mux them together.

The result will be a single .MP4, unless it absolutely must be a AVI file.

The Video itself will NOT be recoded, so theres no quality loss at all. Only a change in the container that holds them.



Also, MKVmerge will work just as well, but the result will be a MKV file. Again, no recoding, just a joining into another container.



If the files you wish to join are very different from eachother (in bitrate,codecs etc) then recoding may be needed to get the result you're looking for.


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28 Jul 2011   #24
RknRusty

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Okay, Wishmaster, YAMB is on the list of contenders. After the first round, Windows Live Movie Maker knocked out AVI Trimmer with one dismissive backhanded swat. No chance for recovery there. By the time I stitched together two good 2 minute movies of my model stunt flying exhibition, I was getting pretty good with it.
I guess the only option for saving locally is to save as a WMV. I need to learn more about packaging.
I'll let WLMM upload it to Youtube when I hit the sack in a little while. I couldn't tell if any quality was lost except for one jerky frame in one of the movies.
Maybe it was a one round fight, but after all the suggestions y'all have offered, I think I should try some others out. So, this weekend I will play with it some more.
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29 Jul 2011   #25
RknRusty

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Here's one I did last night with WLMM. It has a couple of transitions and two segments stitched together.

‪Lil Jumpin Bean Aerobatics Sunday 7-24-2011‬‏ - YouTube

It should work at 720p HD without having to append "&fmt=22" to the URL. It looks okay at full screen considering Youtube recoded it. The second segment fades in at about 1:26. Keep in mind this was shot with a Samsung PL210 point and shoot camera, not a camcorder. I should have a similar video up with another plane in a couple of hours.
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29 Jul 2011   #26
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Does that mean they cannot deal lossless with other formats (other than h264).
h264 is not a format, it is a codec, like xvid.... but a better one. Many a formats use this codec, like mp4, mkv and avi .
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29 Jul 2011   #27
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
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Does that mean they cannot deal lossless with other formats (other than h264).
h264 is not a format, it is a codec, like xvid.... but a better one. Many a formats use this codec, like mp4, mkv and avi .
Hmm, I know that. Sorry for using "format" in lieu of "codec" - English is difficult, LOL. But back to my question - what if I have e.g. .wmv ??
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29 Jul 2011   #28
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hmm, I know that. Sorry for using "format" in lieu of "codec" - English is difficult, LOL. But back to my question - what if I have e.g. .wmv ??
The GUIs I have mentioned in the earlier post can convert from any format to .mkv or .mp4 (.avi is somehow backdated, and a few GUIs dont support it nowadays) , and all the encoding they do are lossless.

Out of those, Handbrake is the most easy one to operate, but it cannot join/split a file .
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29 Jul 2011   #29
whs
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Hmm, I know that. Sorry for using "format" in lieu of "codec" - English is difficult, LOL. But back to my question - what if I have e.g. .wmv ??
The GUIs I have mentioned in the earlier post can convert from any format to .mkv or .mp4 (.avi is somehow backdated, and a few GUIs dont support it nowadays) , and all the encoding they do are lossless.

Out of those, Handbrake is the most easy one to operate, but it cannot join/split a file .
Thanks Arc for the info.
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29 Jul 2011   #30
Wishmaster

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
avi is somehow backdated, and a few GUIs dont support it nowadays) , and all the encoding they do are lossless.
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In addition to Arcs info, I too have ran into a few instances where a .avi was not supported.

However, I found that by using the app I mentioned earlier (YAMB) it can remux a .avi's video/audio stream without recoding into a MP4 container to get around this issue.

So if if you run into this issue, and wish to use one of the programs he mentioned, this may be a good option. It can then work with the file easily.
An extra step, but it doesnt take but a minute.
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