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how can i mass add intro to videos?

Discussion in 'Video Production' started by mak3r, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. mak3r

    mak3r Senior Member

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    so i have an intro file intro.mp4 which i want to be added to all my other videos
    it's like 20sec long and i want that intro to be in the beginning of each video
    is there a way to do it in "bulk"?

    i can't do manually one by one as i have thousands of videos and it will take months to do that
     
  2. Milanezi

    Milanezi Newbie

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    Look into ffmpeg.
     
  3. rydberg

    rydberg Newbie

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    Easiest way I know is to use ffmpeg (Search google for "How to concatenate media files ffmpeg", first result)
    with a loop over the files, in linux or mac command line (maybe powershell, on windows, works too? Don't ask me.)

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. mak3r

    mak3r Senior Member

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    thx for your replies guys
    but i didn';t really understand how to do this with ffmpeg((

    maybe ther is a simple software to do this?)
     
  5. mike33

    mike33 Junior Member

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    Some time ago I looked for a similar thing and I couldn't find a simple software to do it. I finally used mencoder command line (it worked better than ffmpeg) like this:
    for %a in ("*.mp4") do Mencoder -ovc copy -oac copy c:\intro.mp4 "%a" -o "c:\temp\%%a"
    If your videos don't have the same audio and video properties you have to re-encode everything and use a different command.
     
  6. rydberg

    rydberg Newbie

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    That's it. I have limited experience with windows but it seems that you just need to run this on the command line (or put it in a .bat file and run that) in the same directory as your videos and run it.

    Make sure it's working as intended by trying for a small subset of videos in a different directory first.
     
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    Aedan Regular Member

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    If you want to add intro in .mp4 format before all the videos which you have on YouTube then ffmpeg is the best option. Try this and I assure you that you will get this video before every video.
     
  8. DezinerGuys

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    ffmpeg is the only option you can try, as i already use to for 10 of my videos to add my intro in it