New in Version 1.1
- Improved decoding method with less memory requirement and unlimited size
- Added. Sequence of files to join may be rearrange from within the
- Added. Preview of movie pieces may be seen before joining
- Added. Adjustable slow-motion feature in viewer
CombiMovie is an application to combine two or more mpg/mpeg files into one
continuous mpg file. It works very fast, as fast as copying the files! How come?
Because what it does is only reading the sourcefiles, grab the meaningful bytes
and then write it into the target files. Thanks to the robust mpg file
As you may have noticed, there are many people who put their home movie on the internet
in a set of small runable mpgs (less than 3MB each) to make it easier to download.
CombiMovie was made to make it possible for those who download these mpgs
to put them back again later. CombiMovie is also suitable to join mpegs
created using digital camera. Just put it in a folder and open it.
Since each peaces of these mpgs are runable, loophole on the serie will not stop
the combined file from running (although some scene will be missing then).
To combine your mpg files, first select the directory location using the structure
on the left side. The FileList on the right side will show when there are
mpg/mpeg file(s) in that folder.
To start joining the files, two or more files should be selected. The start
button will not be enabled until there are two or more files selected. As
with any other windows application you can select an item then hold down
the Shift key and select another and all the items in between the two
selected items also become selected. If the you don't hold down the Shift
or Ctrl key while selecting a second item, the first selected item becomes
unselected. In other words, you must use the Ctrl key to select multiple
noncontiguous items, or the Shift key to select a range of items.
Another way to select the files is through Menu Edit|Select all.
By default the output file would be created on the selected directory. The output
filename may be entered on the bottom-left edit.
Click on the Start button to start the process. Starting with the top most down.
A progress bar will be shown. Be patient, since mpeg files are usually
huge. Even simply copying it would take some time. You may press cancel
button to stop and cancel the process.
- CombiMovie should be used to combine only files with the same
characteristics (same dimension, compression method, color depth etc). CombiMovie will not check whether these
are true before joining, but off course you
may try to join two different characteristics of movie, and see what
happens. In many cases it will still be running.
- Solved in version 1.1. CombiMovie is made with speed in mind, and to achieve that each files
which will be combined are
read in first into memory before further processing. After writing the data
chunk, the memory will be freed
for the next file etc. Base on this fact, considering to limit your to be
combined files each not to be more than
8 mb. On the other hand, the total size is practically limited only by the
- I haven't made CombiMovie to check first for the available space before it
- .CombiMovie can not join AVI or ASF movie format.
- Solved in version 1.1. You can not change the order of sequence through the interface. The only
way available is by renaming it (make copies first) to match the sequence
that you expect. I haven't had any time to add this feature yet.