Merging 2 disc movies

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PaPaGeorGeo
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Merging 2 disc movies

Post by PaPaGeorGeo » Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:16 pm

Hi I just bought the lord of the rings extended edition box set. The movies are each split onto 2 discs, I was wondering what was the best way to turn the 2 mkvs into one larger file


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reebok
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Re: Merging 2 disc movies

Post by reebok » Mon Aug 29, 2011 12:31 pm

probably mkvmerge from mkvtoolnix.

paulster
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Re: Merging 2 disc movies

Post by paulster » Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:26 pm

I've used mkvmerge to do this before.

Make sure the streams are exactly the same in both MKVs (languages, etc.) and rename the chapters in the second part so they follow on from the first. Then in mkvmerge Add the first part and Append the second, and then remux.

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Re: Merging 2 disc movies

Post by robpdotcom » Mon Aug 29, 2011 8:47 pm

paulster wrote:rename the chapters in the second part so they follow on from the first.
I knew it seemed that sometimes the chapters were appended, other times they were not - I never thought the chapter names might be the reason. Thanks for the tip.

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Re: Merging 2 disc movies

Post by mrhyde1969 » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:53 am

Hi, could you explain how to adjust chapter number please :D

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Re: Merging 2 disc movies

Post by paulster » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:59 am

Use the chapter editor in MKVtoolnix. You need to ensure that the chapter numbers in the second file you want to join are higher than the chapter numbers in the first part.

So, for example, if your files are as follows:
File 1: Chapter 01 -> Chapter 10
File 2: Chapter 01 -> Chapter 12

then you need to edit the chapters in the second file to be named Chapter 11 -> Chapter 22.

If you don't do that before attempting to merge the files then the duplicate chapter names will be ignored and you'll lose the chapters from your second file.

celavey

Re: Merging 2 disc movies

Post by celavey » Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:27 am

Does MakeMKV has a tool where you can combine all videos in a single straight movie? I am new to this software and I don't know where to find it.

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Re: Merging 2 disc movies

Post by Smithcraft » Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:36 pm

No, you have to use something like mkvtoolnix.

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firionicable
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Re: Merging 2 disc movies

Post by firionicable » Wed Mar 14, 2012 9:07 am

Is it okay to use Power ISO for giving different parts to your video before creating another MKV file as a whole?Image

Smithcraft
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Re: Merging 2 disc movies

Post by Smithcraft » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:11 am

I don't understand sir!

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