Q:"Does anyone know how to merge two or more video files using VLC player? When I try to run the merge in command prompt, I get an error message that reads 'VLC media player could nor start. Either the command line options were invalid or no plugins were found'. What do I operate incorrectly? Please help. Many thanks." - KFrank from B4X Community

Theoretically, as to join videos, VLC is a great option. Not simply as a media player, but a video joiner and video editor, it is naturally favored by the majority of users. The loyal users to VLC may not believe that such an all-powerful program will be out of service one day. But in fact, quite a few users get the same message like the above while joining videos using VLC. In case you are one of them, then this tutorial fits you to a hair, which falls into a discussion on how to merge videos in VLC exactly or with its best alternative.

Part 1. How to Merge Videos in VLC Exactly

As a free and portable media player, VLC can run on all clearly platforms covering Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Chrome OS, iOS devices, Android, and Apple TVs. In addition to its wide compatibility, VLC media player is capable of playing various plugins and all video files like streams, webcams, and the like.

With it, you are not only able to download and preview incomplete video or audio files but also play the videos embedded in the website. Of course, the editing and merging functions with it must be taken seriously. No one is unaware of how to play videos in it, but not everyone knows how to use it to merge files. So, the following explains the steps to join videos with VLC.

Note: VLC only supports merging videos in the same format.

Step 1 Launch VLC on the computer

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Download and install VLC media player on PC. After installing, please run it and choose the "Media" option in the upper left corner.

Step 2 Add video files

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Then, in the pop-up menu, please tap on "Open Multiple Files...". Under this interface, please touch "File" and then to "Add" to add videos from your local files. (It can not support rearranging video files, so you need to add them as the order you want).

Step 3 Start merging videos

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Now, go to "Play" and click on "Convert" in the drop-down menu to enter another interface, in which you need to choose the output directory and hit "Start". Please wait patiently. The merging process will take a moment.

Part 2. How to Merge Videos via Alternative to VLC

The above briefly introduce what is VLC and how to merge videos in VLC. Now this section will suggest the best alternative to VLC - Joyoshare Video Joiner. Without doubt, VLC can satisfy you well if you just want to combine videos of the same format. But for some who place a greater demand on joining videos or receive an error message while working with VLC like KFrank, then what you really need is a completely specialized video merging program like Joyoshare Video Joiner. Read on, please, to know more about it.

As one of the best video joiners, Joyoshare Video Joiner is not confined to the feature to merge videos/audios together. More than that, it has the advantage of cutting and editing files. What else embodies its strong performance is that it delivers full support to video/audio files of all sorts of formats and can save them into one file in various media formats. All of these are merely the essential characteristics of a technical merging program. The most praiseworthy is the two merging modes featured with it, which not just enables you to combine videos of the same format losslessly and quickly but also to join video files in different formats seamlessly. Just these are enough to cater to your needs, say nothing of anything else.

Key Features of Joyoshare Video Joiner:

Rename and rearrange video files

Cut unwanted sections from video files

Edit videos and customize file format, quality, etc.

Step 1Choose video files into Joyoshare Video Joiner

Get started by running Joyoshare Video Joiner. Follow on to add video files to it, which can be done by dragging or choosing from local file with the "Open File" icon in the bottom left corner.
add video files to the program

Step 2Select joining mode and output format

Then it is time to click "Format" to choose a mode to merge videos and select an output format. As for this, you should know that the high-speed mode is for merging videos in the same format losslessly at 60X speed while the encoding mode can allow you to edit videos and customize file format, codec, and so on by touching the gear icon next to the format you choose.
choose merging mode and output format

Step 3Delete unwanted content from videos

After selecting, click "OK" to jump to the first interface. If you need, you can move the timeline to cut some unnecessary parts from videos. Besides, you are able to rename videos and adjust the order as desired.
delete unwanted sections from videos

Step 4Edit videos if join with encoding mode

When you select the encoding mode to merge videos, in addition to customizing file format, you could also edit these videos, such as trim, rotate, choose aspect ratio, apply effects, add watermarks and subtitles.
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Step 5Start to merge video files

Now, only need you to tap on "Convert" to let the program to join these videos into one. After the process, the merged file can be found in your local file.
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Dec 24, 2019 7:00 PM

Posted by Jessica Brown to Join Video

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