Join(Concatenate) Video Files using Command Prompt – Hack

Yes, that’s right. In this post I am going to show you a simple tip to join video of various formats like Mpeg, dat, mpg.. If you have questions like,

1. How to join various video files into one?

2. Join two video files?

3. How to Join videos taken from mobile phone?

Then, the best method to follow is shown below. You can join your video files using just the windows Command Prompt. No need of any video joining software’s.

Step 1: For example if you have 3 videos in your hardrive root drive: video1.mpg, video2.mpg and video3.mpg just rename them to a, b, and c (just the letter withoug the file extension).

Example:
ren video1.mpg a
ren video2.mpg b
ren video3.mpg c

Step 2: Open Command Prompt.  Start–>Run–>type “cmd”.

Step 3: Type the location of the drive like d: or C:

Step 4: Type: Copy /b a + b + c videoname.mpg
and click enter

Step 5: Now wait till you see: 1 files<s> copied.

And type exit and press enter. Thats it.You are done!

Note: If you want to join two files then those files must have the same extension.

Alternative Method to Join multiple video files using freeware software:

What is Easy Video Joiner?

Easy Video Joiner can help you join multiple AVI, MPEG (MPG), RM (Real Media) or WMV/ASF (Window Media) files into one large movie file. You can add an unlimited number of video files as you like to the list and easily rearrange their order if needed. With just a few mouse clicks, you can enjoy your movie clips without interruption.

Key Features

1. Can join AVI files(*.avi, *.wav), MPEG-4 and DivX are supported;
2. Can join MPEG files(*.mpeg, *.mpg, *.m2p, *.m1v, *.m2v, *.mp3, *.mpga), MPEG-1 and MPEG-2 are supported;
3. Can join Real Media files(*.rm, *.ram);
4. Can join Windows Media files(*.wmv, *.asf, *.wma);
5. Not only join video files, but also join most audio files with popular format(*.mp3, *.mpga, *.rm, *.wma, *.wav);
6. Very easy to use and very fast to work.

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Shutdown Computer With Command Prompt or shortcut for shutdown

Here is a trick to shutdown your computer  at a specific time. You might be thinking what great about it, well you can shutdown your computer without the use of any software. Just shutdown your computer at specific time from RUN Command. For example if you wish to shutdown at 09:45 am. Type this

Start=>Run

Type Code:        at 11:35 shutdown -s

To cancel or Abort the shutdown:

Type Code:                   shutdown -a

Type  Code:  “shutdown –s –m\\computername –t60”. This command will shutdown the computer on network if you have administrative access.  Here computername needs to be replaced by the exact computer name of the computer on the network to work.

Alternative method to create a shutdown timer or simply computer shutdown shortcut

Step 1: Right click on your desktop and choose “New=>shortcuts”.
Step 2: In the box that says “Type the location of the shortcut”,
type in “shutdown -s -t 3600” without the quotation marks and click next.

Note: 3600 are the amount of seconds before your computer shuts down. So , this means 3600 seconds = 60 mints (1 hour). You can change the value in the above code. You can even create multiple shutdown shortcuts. For example a computer shutdown shortcut for 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, 5 hours etc.,

Step 3: Make up a name for the shortcut and you’re done.

Optional Step 4 : You can change the icon by right clicking=>properties=>change icon=>browse

To abort or cancel the shutdown:
To make an abort key to stop the shutdown timer just create another shortcut and make
the “location of the shortcut” to ” shutdown -a” without the quotes.