On this page ...
On this page I briefly
explain how you can merge MPEG files (both MPEG-1
and MPEG-2 are supported, but not mixed!) to a
single MPEG clip using the TMPGEnc
application by Hiroyuki
Hori (freeware version can be downloaded there). Originally
this appliation was called "TSUNAMI-MPEG
This tricks can be darn usefull when cutting VCD
or SVCD copies of a DVD.
Note: TMPGEnc is not
very fast, but you can get a free version, which is said to support
MPEG-1 only. However the Plus version is not too expensive ($48,
visit the Pegasus website
to order) either and does support MPEG-2 (not for free due to
license fees for using MPEG-2)!
Note: Screenshots are
TMPGEnc 2.57 Plus based.
Before we start ... what do we need?
Well, naturally at least two MPEG-1 or MPEG-2
file. Make sure they have the same format. Not only in a resolution kind
a way, but also in video-tyoe (i.e. MPEG files for an MPEG1, MPEG2 files
for an MPEG2).
Note: TMPGEnc supports transcoding to a
different format - the result is not always perfect and it takes a lot
of time ...
You will also need, naturally, TMPGEnc,
which you can download at the TMPGEnc
You can download a free version at their website - it
doesn't support MPEG2, for that you will need to buy the Pro version (I
do think it does support MPEG2 for a limited time).
Install the the Application before continuing.
In this example I assume we have two MPEG-2 file, which
we would like to paste into one movie.
Note: we're not actually "pasting"
the original movies. It's more that we make a copie of the files merged.
Step 1: Start TMPGEnc
We use TMPGEnc Plus in this example since we are dealing
with MPEG-2 files. MPEG-1 files work in the same fashion.
| Step 2: Goto MPEG-Tools
Select the "MPEG-Tools" from
the "File" menu.
Now this window (the MPEG-Tools) appears:
Step 3: Goto the "Merge &
Click the most right tab, called "Merge
In the field "Type"
you must set the proper file format (e.g. MPEG1, MPEG2, VideoCD, Super
Step 4: Open the movie (MPEG) file
Click the "Add"
button to add a movie. A file dialog will open and ask you which MPEG
file you would like to add.
Pick a file and click "OK".
Repeat this step for all the movie files
you wish to add. Note that you should do this in the order you would like
to have them in!
Step 5: Saving the result.
Now it's time to copy this movie clip to
a file. Click "OK" to leave this "movie"
window and return to the "Merge & Cut"
In the "Output"
field (below the file list) you can either enter a filename manually or
click the "Browse" button to locate a good
place to store the mpeg.
The next step is to click the "Run"
button. A window will appear showing the progress ...
When the new clip has been completed, you
will be brought back to the "Merge & Cut" window.