How do I unite cd1 to cd2? Is Kino the tool?

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Fri Jan 16 16:42:06 UTC 2009

Dotan Cohen wrote:
> I saw several emails where you performed some "file" commands, do you
> know what they were for? Do you know what the exec commands were for?
> I do not think that you would have done them if you know what they
> were for.

Why not?  If he hadn't run them, we would not know what kind of video
the files were, nor even if they were fragments or self-contained.

> Why transcode? Do you realize what that will do to your videos?

Do you, Dotan?  It sure doesn't seem that way.  avimerge does not cause
any significant change in quality.

> Don't trust any command that you do not know what it will do! You can
> easily do a lot of damage that way.

Exactly how is file or find dangerous?

> To "cat them together" use the "cat" command to merge the files:
> $ cat file1.avi file2.avi > output.avi
> "cat": the name of the command
> "file1.avi file2.avi": the list of files to be combined
> ">": output pipe
> "output.avi": the name of the output file

Again, this is flat-out wrong.

Matt Flaschen

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