What should you do if you want to merge multiple videos that you’ve just shot with a smartphone, GoPro, or camcorder? Are there any easy methods to combine videos into one on Windows 10? Read on this post to learn how to combine videos by using a free desktop video editor software MiniTool MovieMaker, Mac apps, and online tools.
After Windows Movie Maker was officially discontinued on January 10th, 2017, online surveys reflect that many Windows users have encountered many problems such as Movie Maker error 0x80004003, error 0x87160139, and no audio issue. It’s advisable to consider using other Windows Movie Maker alternatives to merge video files.
1) Part 1. How to Combine Videos into One with MiniTool Movie Maker freeware
Part 1. How to Combine Videos into One with MiniTool Movie Maker freeware
If you want to easily join video clips together to make one video when you do not have the built-in Windows Movie Maker on your computer, MiniTool Movie Maker is one alternative.
This is a free, feature-rich video editing software that can fully support 4K UDH video files and large videos, and common videos in .mkv, .mp4, .3gp, .mov, .avi, .flv, .wmv.formats.It provides multiple special effects for users, such as different filters, transitions, animations, animated text, and titles, etc. Besides, the software has a built-in video template and free music library.
Step-by-step Tutorial on How to Merge Multiple Videos on Windows 10
Step 1. Launch MiniTool Movie Maker and opt for Full-Feature Mode.
On the main UI, you can see there are some movie templates like love, travel, wedding, etc. You can choose your favorite one and then import your multimedia files to create a cool video in minutes.
Step 2. Import files to the software.
Click the Import Media Files to add your video files as well as picture files from your PC or other devices.
Step 3. Drag some files to the timeline.
After importing the files, you can see all of them in the Media library. After that, you can select them and drag them to the timeline.
Step 4. Arrange the files. (Optional)
You can arrange the order of the video files on the timeline as you wish.
Step 5. Apply the video transitions.
You’ll need to add video transitions to combine several videos into one. MiniTool free video editing tool offers different types of video transitions to join video clips.
Here are the steps to add transition
- Select the video transition that you like.
- Drag the video transition to the place in the timeline.
Step 6. Further editing videos. (optional)
After combining multiple video clips into one, you can try other useful features of MiniTool Movie Maker to make the video look more appealing, for instance, animation, add text, apply video effects, add an audio record or song to the video.
Step 7. Split or trim video clips.
MiniTool Movie Maker can not only split a large video into small files, but can also allow you to remove unwanted footage at the beginning or end of the clip, or both.
Now we take the splitting feature for example.
- Select the video clip you want to split or trim in the timeline, next, click the scissor icon.
- After that, you will enter the split/trim window.
- Drag the Vertical Line to the desired place where you want to split and then click the scissor icon.
- At last, click the OK button.
Step 8. Save movie files.
- Click the Export button in the upper-right corner to save merged files.
- Choose a video format that you want.
- Change the file name and choose a location to store the file.
- Finally, click the Export button.
Part 2. Some Other Video Combiners and Editors You Might Need
How Can I Combine Videos into One on Mac?
Our recommendation is iMovie.
- Run iMovie and then go to File> Import> Movies.
- And then, choose the target files, and click Import.
- Click and drag the video files from the media section to the timeline.
- Go to File > Share > File to save the combined videos.
How to Merge Videos with VLC?
Interestingly, VLC media player can join multiple videos into a file.
Launch VLC media player, then hit the Media menu and select Open Multiple Files from the drop-down menu.
Go the File tab and then click the Add button to add the files which you want to merge. Go the Play button and click on the Convert button from the drop-down menu.
Finally, set the location to save the files.
How to Merge Videos with Online Tools
You may hear of the YouTube video editor – a free and simple online tool that provides limited, basic editing features. However, it is no longer working.
To combine multiple videos into one online, you can head to mergevideo.online and click Choose Files in the middle of the page to select the video files you want to combine and then click the Open button. After that, choose a video format you need and then click Merge.