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    'joining' digicam mpgs

    Hello again folks.

    My wife and I have bought a digital camera (canon

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    Re: 'joining' digicam mpgs

    I don't know what OS you're using, but Windows Movie Maker 2 is excellent. The down side is that it only runs under WinXP so if you're not using it....it's not an option. <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>
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    Re: 'joining' digicam mpgs

    Have you tried the old DOS copy command? Trying copy /b file1.mpg + file2.mpg + file3.mpg newfile.mpg in a DOS window might work for you. The '/b' switch tells the copy command to do a binary join. If you have more than a few files that you want to join and can't put them all through in one command you can break the job up like so:
    <UL><LI>copy /b file1.mpg + file2.mpg + file3.mpg newfile1.mpg
    <LI>copy /b file4.mpg + file5.mpg + file6.mpg newfile2.mpg
    <LI>copy /b file7.mpg + file8.mpg + file9.mpg newfile3.mpg
    <LI>copy /b newfile1.mpg + newfile2.mpg + newfile3.mpg final.mpg[/list]

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    Winzip will do it!

    I ran across this solution a while back. I didn't try it, but it should work. Use Winzip (or whatever you like) to create a new ZIP file with no compression. Drop in your MPEGs then save and close the file. Rename the file with an MPG extension. Voila, you have your single file.

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    Re: Winzip will do it!

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by bigaldoc on 16-Dec-02 10:54. To add sincere apology!)</P>Sorry, not on my system it won't. I tried Real and Windows Media Player. Anybody else?

    Ahhh, the taste of " Crow " is sooo goood! Apologies - it DOES work. I forgot the NO COMPRESSION part!

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    Re: 'joining' digicam mpgs

    Thanks yet again folks - the winzip option looks very promising, and the dos option looks like a great "Plan B" just in case.
    All the best for the season folks!
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    Re: Winzip will do it!

    <IMG SRC=http://www.krymow.com/images/camera2.gif> A very, very cool trick!

    It worked for me....BUT <IMG SRC=http://www.krymow.com/images/color.gif>....it did not piece them together in the right order despite being sequentially numbered 1-9. Any idea how to accomplish that?

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    Re: Winzip will do it!

    Try starting with #1.
    Then add #2
    Then #3
    etc.

    (Can you see any logic to the order they were stitched together? Date of creation? Size?)

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    Re: Winzip will do it!

    I checked size and date but could not figure the logic to the manner in which the result was pieced together.

    I did, however, manage to piece them together per your one-at-a-time suggestion, but it required putting them in a particular order and saving each one or it would still piece in the wrong order. The end result was 9 pieces stitched together in the right order almost seamlessly.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Winzip will do it!

    I wrote to Winzip tech support and received this answer. I guess there's significance to the "DOS directory" phrase, since that's probably a different than one sees from Windows Explorer:
    <hr>WinZip adds files to the archive using the order of the filenames stored in the DOS directory; you can use the DOS 'dir' command to view the
    actual order of the files on the disk. When extracting files, WinZip will again use the stored order.<hr>

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    Re: Winzip will do it!

    Yes, as far as I can tell, Windows Explorer is incapable of showing "unsorted" order. You nevertheless could guarantee the DOS order by creating a new folder and copying the files over one-by-one in the desired order with Windows Explorer (ctrl+drag).

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    Re: Winzip will do it!

    I created a new folder and (ctrl+drag) them in there which allowed the order to appear different, but when added to the Zip file, it did not recognize my presorted order.

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    Re: Winzip will do it!

    Did you by any chance do a "dir" command in DOS to see if the order of the files is correct?

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    Re: Winzip will do it!

    I tried but couldn't get it right. Am a GUI baby unless spelled out. <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Winzip will do it!

    I know that copying them in a batch doesn't work (tried that first!), but if you did them one by one and it still didn't work, I'll give in and say "YMMV"...

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