Append Multiple MOV Files and Edit Video

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Monday, 17. August 2015 - 18:11

Appending MOV files efficiently can be a challenge. The only "safe" and easy way without destroying the video or the sound is done by using Avidemux which is a free video editing tool for Linux.

Here is my modified image-convert bash script used for the appending all .MOV files in a folder and have the full video ready for editing in the Avidemux graphical user interface (GUI).

#Inspired by
#This script will convert images to a smaller compressed format. The output files will use the APPENDNAME.


for f in `ls -tr *.MOV` #sort on timestamp -t and recursive order -r ltr?

    if [ $STARTID = 1 ]; then 
        result=`echo ${result} --load ${f}` #Load the first file name in the folder
        result=`echo ${result} --append ${f}` #Append all the other file names in the folder
    let STARTID+=1

avidemux3_qt4 $result