Combine all .mpeg files in current directory into one big one.

cat *.mpg > all.mpg
Good old cat & output redirection. Using this method you can combine all kinds of things - even mpeg files. My video camera makes a series of .mpeg files that are broken into 4gb chunks. Using this command I can easily join them together. Even better, combined with the cp command the files can be copied and joined in one step.

2009-03-27 04:49:18

What Others Think

haha, that works?
linuxrawkstar · 668 weeks and 2 days ago
sure does - at least for me. Have done it a ton of times without a problem. Note that this does not work with other video formats, like .avi files as the index needs to be rewritten after joining files. To move & join files from my camera to my desktop I would do something like this: cat `ls /media/HDD_CAMERA/*.mpg` > ~/Desktop/ALL.mpg
smcpherson · 668 weeks and 2 days ago
.mpg is deprecated, .mkv (matroska) is the way to go: mkvmerge -o all.mkv file1.mpg +file2.mpg +file3.mpg +file4.mpg
SlimG · 668 weeks and 2 days ago
This works with mp3s (audio books) as well.
Williebee · 668 weeks and 2 days ago
seofox · 8 weeks and 1 day ago

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