How to combine multiple media files into one file

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Tip: This document is relating to users who are looking for methods of combining multiple media files such as movie formats: AVI, MPEG, WMV, and audio formats: MP3, OGG, WAV, etc. into one large file.

MultimediaThere are numerous software programs capable of combining multiple movie files and song files into one file. Below is a short list of some of the best software utilities we found useful.

MediaJoin (Video & Audio)

MediaJoin is a great free software program from Mystik Media that allow users to combine MP3, OGG, WAV, and WMA audio files and AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and WMV files into one file. Unfortunately, the company decided to remove the download for this product from their site to be replaced with other non-free programs. However, it can still be found on hundreds of other sites for download.

Open a Google search for MediaJoin

Tip: Mystik Media has additional video and audio combining software for you to check out.

Windows Movie Maker (Video)

Beginning with Windows XP SP 2, Windows comes bundled with Windows Movie Maker, a program which can combine WMV movie files into one file as part of the movie editing process.

Easy Video Joiner (Video & Audio)

Easy Video Joiner has support for many media file formats, including .ASF, .AVI, .M2P, .MP3, .MPEG, .RM, .RAM, .WAV, .WMA, and .WMV.

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Joining video on Linux using MKVToolNix

If you are using Linux, you can join videos using the tool MKVToolNix. It supports many file formats, including .MP4, .FLV, .AVI, and Quicktime .MOV. The binary package is available for many Linux distributions, with separate packages for the console and GUI versions of the program.

For combining video files from the command line, MKVToolNix provides the tool mkvmerge. Example: to merge videos named file1.mp4, file2.mp4, and file3.mp4 into a new video file, output.mp4, use this command:

mkvmerge -o output.mp4 file1.mp4 \+ file2.mp4 \+ file3.mp4

The GUI version of the tools, mkvtoolnix-gui, also allows you to merge videos. It has a very clean, intuitive interface.

MKVToolNix GUI

To install both sets of tools on your Debian or Ubuntu system, use apt:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install mkvtoolnix mkvtoolnix-gui

Search for other solutions

There are dozens of other solutions to combine audio and video files on your computer. If none of the above recommendations suite your needs, you can:

Additional information

  • See our audio, media, and video definitions for further information and related links on these terms.