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VLC Merge Videos: How to Combine Multiple Videos into One Using VLC

Many of you may use VLC Media Player to play kinds of audios and videos. But do you know that VLC also behaves well on video conversion and editing, including what we're talking about -- merging videos. If you're looking for a way to merge multiple videos into one, VLC is an option. But it's not always the best choice. Scroll down to find out how to use VLC to merge videos and what to do when VLC merge video not working.

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Part 1. How to Merge Video in VLC?

VLC supports all popular video formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, FLV, WMV, and many more. But it only accepts to merge videos in the same video format. Now let's download VLC and get started. It's available for download on all OS and platforms.

Step 1: Open VLC. On the main interface, click Media on the toolbar, and select Open Multiple Videos.

Open Multiple Videos in VLC
Open Multiple Videos in VLC

Step 2: In the pop-up window, click Add button under the File column to browse and load your target video clips to be joined.

Add Multiple Videos in VLC
Add Multiple Videos in VLC

Step 3: Open the drop down menu of Play button, and choose the Convert option.

Step 4: Then a new Convert window pops up. Choose Video - H.264 + MP3 (MP4) as output format. Click the Start button to proceed the video merging process.

Start merging videos with VLC
Start merging videos with VLC

Video Tutorial to Merge Multiple Videos into One with VLC

Part 2. VLC Merge Video Not Working? How to Fix It?

Actually, VLC requires a lot when merging video clips together, for example, video clips should be in the same format and frame rate. Otherwise, it won't work for video combinations. For that, you have two ways to fix it: manually join video files in VLC via command lines and use an alternative to VLC to put several video clips together. Now let's check the details.

Way 1: Manually Merge Videos via Command Line in VLC

  1.  Go the Start menu and search VLC, then right-click on the VLC and open file location.
  2. Right-click on VLC Media Player and select Properties.
  3. Copy the file location and paste it in the command line: VLC location video1.mp4 video2.mp4 --sout "#gather:std{access=file,dst=final_file_name.mp4}" --sout-keep
  4. Copy and paste the source videos file name to the command line, and customize the output file name. For example, you'll get a command line: "C:\Program Files (x86)\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" skateboard.mp4 daytime-street-4k-2.mp4 --sout "#gather:std{access=file,dst=final.mp4}" --sout-keep
  5. Go where your videos are, type cmd in the address bar and press Enter.
  6. Copy and paste the command line in the pop-up window, and press Enter. Then the output video will be displayed in the file where your source videos are.
Manually Merge Videos via Command Line in VLC
Manually Merge Videos via Command Line in VLC

Way 2: Put Video Clips Together using VLC Alternative

If you feel it's too complicated, you can turn to a VLC alternative to combine videos. WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe is a nice option. Besides a video converter, it's also a video editing tool, allowing users to merge videos, trim video length, crop video frame size, add subtitles, rotate or flip videos and more. You can merge several video fragments into one with this video joiner very easily and fast. 3 steps make all done.

Step 1: Launch WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe. Click +Video to load your source videos to be merged.

Step 2: Choose an output format for your video, such as MP4 Video.

Step 3: Tick on the box of Merge, and tap RUN button to finish the video merging process.

Merge video with WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe
Merge video with WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe


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Kaley Torres is particularly skilled in writing and sharing video-related contents. Her guides cover from deep-seated video/audio parameters, to media entertainment on different platforms. She also enjoys shooting and processing videos by herself for a more reliable basis of informative info with her articles.

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