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Can someone please tell me what is the best software for joining various MPEG clips together? I was using iFilm Edit but frames seem to drop where they are joined together. Thanks, Cale

-- Cale Ferguson (, May 06, 2000


What your describing with iFilmEdit, is that it cuts on GOP boundaries. This allows the best quality because the editor doesn't have to reencode the MPEG.

You are correct that iFilmEdit is not frame accurate, but it is the best. If you use a frame accurate editor like M1-Edit Pro you will get the results you desire, but the quality of your MPEG will suffer. This is just the way it is.

Good luck.

-- Michael S. Gilmore (, May 07, 2000.

Try VCD cutter from JIOS. This works very well for joining "n" no. of clips.

-- Kishore Kumar (, June 09, 2000.

Camel's Mpegjoin joins all mpeg files, even split files, at an incredible speed. and it is free! You can get it at It will even join files with different resolutions, although the result of that is not very pretty.

Mpeg Scissors will join mpeg files of the same resolution. . In my experience it is a bit faulty, and much slower than Camel's Mpegjoin, but the advantage is that it shows file info and it also allows you to cut the videos you join. Also freeware at

Good luck,


-- Onno (, August 02, 2000.

If your using TPMGEnc then it has a tool to do that but I donnot think it will accept foreign clips. For SVCD's why go elsewhere?

For those using Panasonic or bbMPEG why not use the batch to one output file option and there is less messing about.

-- Ross McL (, August 03, 2000.

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