Is there a (at best free) solution to merge AVI-Files in Mac OS X Lion without the need to recode them? (Until Snow Leopard I used D-Vision 3, which won't run on Lion because it's PPC.)
To make your copy of avidemux2.app work, simply open the application bundle (show package contents in finder) and remove the files libxml.2.dylib and libiconv.2.dylib from the Contents/Resources/lib folder.
This will make avidemux2 use the versions that ship with Lion and which seem to work just fine.
This works for me:
cat part1.avi part2.avi part3.avi > tmp.avi && mencoder -forceidx -oac copy -ovc copy tmp.avi -o output.avi && rm -f tmp.avi
Then output.avi should not only have the whole content but also have the indexes recalculated so the whole movie plays.
Avidemux is an open source tool for editing/combining videos, and there is a Mac port:
Try this Lion-compatible Version of D-Vision 3: D-Vision 3 (Intel)
D-Vision will work with OS X Lion. Just use
mencoder and not the default
- Download newest version of ffmpegX.
- Right click “Show Package Contents”
- Copy avimerge located in Contents > Resources > avimerge.
- Paste the avimerge file in the same location within D-Vision.app file. To do this, right click “Show Package Contents” at the "D-vision.app" icon and paste it in "Contents > Resources".
D-Vision will then work a treat in Lion OS X.
Here is a way that requires absolutely no additional software. If you have OS X, you can do this. Open Terminal and do this:
cat /path/to/part1.avi /path/to/part2.avi > /path/to/where/you/want/whole.avi