What if you don’t have any experience with editing videos but all of a sudden you are thrown with a challenge? Well, it’s not necessary nowadays to learn video editing from basic as the market is full of such tools and software which help you edit videos with no or very less effort. Talking about merging or splitting video files, we have listed the top 3 tools for you.
Forget about those complex and sophisticated video editing tools which professionals use and give a try to Avidemux. Its simple design is very user-friendly and especially merging and splitting videos is a click away. It supports a vast range of video formats including AVI, FLV, MP4, MPG, and MKV so you don’t have to worry about the compatibility problems.
To merge two or more videos, head to File> Open and select the clips to join by clicking File > Append. Remember to append them in the order you want. Once merged, hit the Save button from the File option. Similarly, for splitting a video, click ‘Time’ at the bottom and mark the starting node of the video. Then click the Set start marker button and select the ending timestamp of the split. Now set the end marker and save it in the same way.
Machete Video Editor Lite
Machete Video Editor Lite is a very lightweight tool which s enough for merging and splitting videos. The only negative thing about it is that it is capable of editing only AVI and WMV formats. For other formats, you have to purchase the full version.
To merge videos, you can load videos in whatever order you want. Click Play > Jump to time and navigate to the position where you want to insert the next clip. Now, click Edit > Insert a file at the current position and then same goes for inserting the next clip. Once done, hit the Save button from the File menu.
Similarly, to split a video, click Play > Jump to time and mark the starting timestamp to Set the beginning and choose the ending timestamp and click Set the end of a selection. Click Save and you are good to go.
As the name shows, this tool is only compatible with MP4 video formats but that’s enough for the videos of the current time as most of the recording gadgets record videos in this format. Add ‘split points’ and click Start splitting to break the video. For merging, add the individual video files, then click Join.