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

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at
Sun Jan 18 00:07:25 UTC 2009

Steven Vollom wrote:
> -rw-r--r-- 1 steven steven         46 2009-01-16 10:49 O Jerusalem.avi
> -rw-r--r-- 1 steven steven  735442944 2007-04-15 15:33 O Jerusalem I.avi
> -rw-r--r-- 1 steven steven  734171136 2007-04-15 15:35 O Jerusalem II.avi

Okay, thank you.  It obviously hasn't worked yet because O Jerusalem.avi
is far too small.  Note, if you ever want the sizes to be more readable,
you can do ls -lh (h means human-readable sizes and l means list form).

> Later in the email you saw I noticed the missing -i, however the space between 
> I did not notice.  It looked like they were together to me.

Okay.  So now you know.

>> For future reference, when you see a line like this (with Usage and an
>> explanation of the command-line options), it usually means you messed up.
> Thanks.  You mean the extra space, don't you?

Right, but the Usage message appearing signifies an error in many programs.

> AVI open: avilib - Error opening AVI file
> REASON: No such file or directory

Okay, that tells you it can't find an input file.


In all of these other ones you posted, it can't find the inputs,
probably because you renamed them.

> steven at Studio25:~$ cd /media/sda7/Movies
> steven at Studio25:/media/sda7/Movies$ avimerge -o O_Jerusalem.avi 1.avi 2.avi

Missing -i, and wrong input names.

> The last time, the Icon for the output changed to a similar Icon as the movie 
> files.  Before that change, the icon represented a text icon.

Unfortunately, this is based on the file extension, so it can be wrong.
 If you create a text file called foo.avi, it will be considered
(incorrectly) a movie.

Now that I know the filenames, the right commands are:

cd /media/sda7/Movies
avimerge -o O_Jerusalem.avi -i "Jerusalem I.avi" "Jerusalem II.avi"

I recommend you copy and paste the second.  Note the -i is required, and
after "Jerusalem I.avi" there is a space, which is very important
(otherwise it will think there is only one input with the wrong name).
Afterwards, post the output from avimerge then do:

ls -alh *Jer*

and post that too

Matt Flaschen

More information about the kubuntu-users mailing list