How do I join mov files?

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I have WinME. I need to join 4 mov files into one. Is there a freeware program that can do it? I tried another way: I converted the files to avi and joined them using Peck's Power Join. But Windows Media Player cannot play the joined file. Anybody can help? Thanks.
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Versiontracker.com is loaded with apps that can edit mov files. I've found the easiest to be QuickTime Pro which isnt free but is worth the $25. Just select all in the timeline, copy, create a new movie, paste and repeat by pasting the rest of the movies in after the first. Save as an independant file or a dependant file which just creates links to the other movies.

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i agree with weed, QT pro's the cheapest, easiest way. i never use nor target windows media player (i'm on mac and it crashes me anytime i attempt to install the player, so i stick to quicktime, real and now i'm using the latest version of wildform's "flix"  for translating/ importing video into flash- that'll be the safest cross platform bet soon.
i think if you just export the joined file as an avi you can use media player- discreet's cleaner has a win media player setting, but i'm not sure what compression codecs are/aren't specific to it...
good luck!
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I used to use WinMe and it has Window Movie Maker, not sure what version but it seemed free.
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Goin out on a limb but im gonna guess Movie Maker doesnt support MOV.
Pod

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It may not support MOV, DAT, etc. but I used to use it to grab the movie that it didn't support. After an error messge disappeared, the movie that it didn't support played itself as if it was supported. It's worth trying for it seemed free of charge.

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there is a trial of Vegas Video. sounds lame, and its geared towards home movie making. Search out the demo... this should be able to accomplish your task. Another suggestion would be to use adobe premiere. Or you could search the web for freeware/shareware divx programs, encoders and decoders.. you may stumble upon something that might work.  Also search at www.webattack.com they usually have some really great freeware that gets the job done with no BS.
Not sure what divx programs have to do with joining Mov files though.

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Well when you search for divx utitlities, you'll usually stumble acrossed AV software of all sorts.

as i stated in my previous post:

  "Or you could search the web for freeware/shareware divx programs, encoders and decoders.. you may stumble upon something that might work"



you may stumble upon something that might work..... =)

stumble away

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virtualDub is free.

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Thanks to everybody, but I'm still searching. Let me start from the bottom up. VirtualDub does not join Mov. I've searched all divx utilities, video help sites, WebAttack, VersionTracker but found no free mov joiner. I don't know if VegasVideo and AdobePremiere can do the job, but -at any rate- they are not freeware. Neither is QT Pro. There is also an Intel program that works through DOS, which is for advanced users only.
QT Pro aint free, but its damn cheap considering what you get. iMovie is free but yer not on a Mac.

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I use virtualdub to join mov files
Pod

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Hi pkpetro

So what software that you're currently having at hand.

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Pls, jhurst, let me know how to do it using Virtual Dub. "Help" doesn't work and their "home page" with FAQ etc. does not exist. When I click File->Open Video File and type mov file name, I get the message "cannot determine file type", and that's the end of it. Pod:I have VirtualDub, QuickTime (free download), Camel's MPEG Join, Peck's Power Join, AsfTools, TMPGE, AVI MPEG RM Joiner, Easy Video Joiner, AVIEdit, FX Video Converter, and RadVideo. Weed: What's iMovie?

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