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How to Merge Videos Together in Windows 10/8/7 or on Mac

By Carrie Murray, Friday, May 03, 2019

You may have to put multiple videos together to tell a complete story. But how do we merge videos together? Whether you want to merge videos in Windows 10, 8, 7 or combine videos on Mac, you can find a solution in this post.

How to Merge Videos in Windows 10, 8, 7 - PawEditor

If you need to merge videos together in Windows 10, 8, 7, use PawEditor, a simple tool to edit videos. In addition to combining videos and adding transitions, it can also combine the video and audio or rip audio off the video. What's more, it can clip, trim the video as well as add filters, text and make high quality and personalized video.

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Step 1: Import Videos

Open PawEditor. Click Add New Project to start a project to combine and edit your videos. When a project is created, you can get to the main window, which is very user-friendly to ensure that everyone can make a wonderful video with multi-track editing.

New Project

Double click the video library to import all the videos you want to merge.

PawEditor Main Window

Step 2: Merge Videos in Windows

Select a track in the timeline and add a video from the library to the track. You can add videos to track by directly dragging the video to a track and clicking the + button on the bottom left corner of the video.

Add Video to Timeline

Put the opening video at the start point of the track. Then add another video to the same track next to the first video. Repeat the action until you put all video clips in order on the same track.

Combine Video

The videos are merged together automatically. Click the Play button in the preview window, you can preview the merged videos.

Tip: You need to make sure all the videos are on one track side by side. If you place the clips on different tracks, the video on the top will cover videos underneath.

Step 3: Add Transitions to Merge Videos

You can add transitions to let viewers know the change between scenes. PawEditor offers various built-in transition effects (fade, dissolve, pan, etc.) that you can use. Also, it has Customize option, which enables you to add an image as a transition. 

Click "Transition" on the top of the window. Then you can see different cool transitions with concise diagram.

Add Transition

Pick one of the transitions and pull it to the joining of two video clips. You can preview the transition effect in the preview window.

Step 4: Export Merged Videos

You can also use PawEditor to further edit the combined videos, such as cut out the unwanted part of the videos, add title/subtitle, add background music, rotate or crop the videos.

Once you think the video is satisfying, click the Export button to save your video locally to your Windows PC. Multiple formats are available.

Export Video

Combine Videos on Mac - VLC

If you need to combine videos on Mac, you can use Apple's video editing tools - iMovie or Final Cut Pro. But if you have a VLC media player on your Mac, this player can also be used to merge videos. Merging videos with VLC is very simple, although you won't be able to further edit the combined video with VLC as you do with a video editor. Follow the steps below.

Step 1: Launch VLC media player.

Step 2: On the top left corner, click on Media menu, and select Open Multiple Files from the drop-down menu.

Open Multiple Files

Step 3: Then a window pops up where you can go to the File tab and then click on Add to add the videos you want to merge with VLC. The videos must be added in the order that you want them to play.

Add Media Files in VLC

Step 4: Click the Play button. Then go to Media > click on Convert/Save. Click the Convert/Save button again to save the merged videos in a selected location.

Merge Videos in VLC

Merge Videos Online - YouTube

Some of you may want to merge videos online. For example, you have uploaded multiple videos to YouTube and want to merge videos directly from YouTube. 

YouTube video editor used to let you merge videos online. However, YouTube has retired the video editor in 2017. If you would like to merge videos on YouTube, check How to Combine Videos on YouTube.

All the above are the ways to merge videos into one. Does this passage help? Click Helpful if you find this post helpful.

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