How Do I Use VLC To Merge Video Files Into One Single File On Windows?

This guide will show you how to use VLC Media Player to merge multiple videos into a single video file. Whether you are using Windows 11, Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Linux, or macOS, you can follow these steps to combine multiple videos.

A Few Benefits Of Merging Multiple Videos Into A Single Video File

Instead of having to send multiple files, you can simply send one, which can be more efficient and convenient. Having multiple videos in one file makes it easier to manage and share.

You can create a cohesive, organized story or message by combining multiple videos, This can be especially useful for creating highlight reels or compilation videos.

The file size can be reduced if multiple videos are combined into one file, depending on the format and compression type.

Use VLC Media Player

If you don’t want to use complicated video editors to merge multiple videos into a single file, VLC Media Player is a great option to consider. Not only is it free and ad-free, but it is also available on a wide range of operating systems, including Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS.

We are not sure about Android or iOS, you can use VLC Media Player to merge your videos quickly and easily on Windows, macOS and Linux.

What’s more, VLC Media Player is incredibly user-friendly, making it an ideal choice for those who find dedicated video editors challenging.

You don’t need any special technical knowledge or experience to use VLC Media Player, as its intuitive interface guides you through the process step by step.

Few Important Things

VLC Media Player can merge videos with the same format and resolution without the need for video conversion.

When combining two videos with different formats, one of them needs to be converted to match the other. For example, if one video is in MP4 format and the other is in MKV, you’ll need to convert one of them to the other format.

If the two videos have different resolutions, VLC Media Player can convert one of them to match the other. This means you can decrease the resolution size of a video if necessary. VLC can convert videos between nearly all video formats.

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How To Convert Videos Using VLC Media Player?

For demonstration purposes, We have one MP4 and one MKV video. We are going to first convert this MKV video to MP4 format.

Before you convert the video, Make a separate folder to keep both videos.

Launch VLC Media Player and then go to the Media menu.

Click Convert / Save to open the built-in video converter.

To select both videos, click on the “Add” button. You may wonder why we are converting both videos. The answer is that the resolution size of the two videos differs, and to ensure that they are compatible and can be merged seamlessly, we need to convert them.

Click the Convert / Save button for the next step.

Choose MP4 or any other preferred video format from the Profile menu.

To easily identify converted videos after conversion, Check-mark Append converted to filename option and click Start to kick start the conversion.

Video conversion is complete, Let’s move on to the next step.

Keep Converted Videos And Remove Old Ones

Remove the original videos and retain the converted ones, which will have the word “converted” added to their file names.

Now, we’ll utilize the Windows Command Prompt along with a CMD command that can be obtained from SoftSuggester.Com.

The following is the CMD command. We require the location of VLC Media Player, the location of the video files, and the desired final name. To locate VLC Media Player, simply search for it in the start menu.

Right click on VLC and click open file location.

Highlight VLC Media Player and press ALT and Enter keys together to open Properties.

Next to “target”, Copy the location and get back to the notepad.


vlc_location “video location” “video location” –sout “#gather:std{access=file,dst=file_name.mp4}” –sout-keep

How To Edit/Customise/Use CMD Command?

We now need to customise the command. Replace VLC location with copied location.

After this step, We now need the location of converted videos. Highlight the first video and then press ALT and Enter keys together to open Properties.

Copy the location and get back to the notepad file.

Replace video location with copied location. Repeat the same process with second or other videos.

You can choose your preferred name by removing the final name. The CMD command is ready for the final step. Copy the command and get back to the video folder, Type CMD and hit Enter key to open the Command Prompt in the address bar.

Press CTRL and V keys together to paste the copied command into the Command Prompt and hit Enter key. It may take a while depending on size. All you can do is keep your eyes on the merged file to have an idea about progress.

If you are experiencing what seems to be an infinite loop in VLC, double-check that the ‘repeat’ and ‘random tracks’ options are turned off

We think VLC Media Player has completed merging two videos into a single video file.

Final Words

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