Is there any free software that can knit audio and video files together?

Just something simple. It would be nice to be able to edit the video with it as well, just cutting and joining sections, but the main requirement is to start with a separate audio and a video file and be able to 'stick them together' so that they both start at the right place. Removing unwanted bits of video would be a plus.
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Thibault St john Cholmondeley-ffeatherstonehaugh the 2ndAsked:
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Gee, I thought the free good stuff was history.
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Thibault St john Cholmondeley-ffeatherstonehaugh the 2ndAuthor Commented:
Those links are quite busy, the Cinelerra screen shots in whatboy's link look like a thing I could use (and understand), but it says its for ubuntu and I'm running windows. Do you know if it will still work?

Has anyone any experience of using one of these who could recommend one or warn me away from a bad one?
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dbruntonCommented:
I use Avidemux and VirtualDub - see first post.  They run in Windows.

My last project in the last week was to take a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit video and separate it into video and sound files and then reassemble again into a different file format.  So quite probably they will do the job for you.

You don't specify what file format you want in the finished project and what your present file formats are.  That can make a large difference as to what software you need.
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Thibault St john Cholmondeley-ffeatherstonehaugh the 2ndAuthor Commented:
>separate it into video and sound files and then reassemble again into a different file format.

That's about it, not so sure if I need videos of swimsuits, but always handy if I need them I suppose.
The initial thing I have is a sound track that I want to add some video to, so chopping up the video and applying it in the right places would be good.
The second thing I thought of was to have a video and be able to add sounds in the appropriate places so that might be a different tool?


Not really sure about formats, I think they start as avi's (out of my camera), the audio can be wav, mp3, atrac and probably several other things - I do have some converters for that.
The end product would be hopefully something that will upload to youtube or facebook or just play on a computer - being able to burn a useable dvd would be a nice to have but not really necessary.
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My name is MudSystems EngineerCommented:
>>I'm running windows.

I see your problem...
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dbruntonCommented:
>>  And dBrunton is wearing My undies!!! WHY???

Because I have always wanted to wearly girl underwear.

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If the file from the camera is AVI both those tools mentioned will work OK.  They can edit AVIs with no problems.

>>  The second thing I thought of was to have a video and be able to add sounds in the appropriate places so that might be a different tool?

This is where you will have problems.  The two applications I listed above don't have that facility.  Audio starts from the beginning  of the clip and you can't adjust it.

You could add audio to selected clips and then join the clips together.  Not sure how well that would work though.







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Thibault St john Cholmondeley-ffeatherstonehaugh the 2ndAuthor Commented:
>The two applications I listed above don't have that facility.

Doesn't really matter, having the audio as the main thread and attaching the video is what I need right now, and as it's free it's not as if I am having to make a very great choice.

I will trust your recommendation and blame you horribly if it doesn't work perfectly first time.

Thanks all for your time and your suggestions.
 
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captainCommented:
How about a digital stapler?
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captainCommented:
Sorry wrong zone...
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