how do you join .mov files with quicktime pro as I cant seem to get it right also save is ghosted out
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Some quicktime movies have copy protection i.e. "disallow saving" option enabled. Check on some Apple movie trailers, to see if it's not an installation issue
If you are still having problems appending (I thought avidemux worked for you from the other thread) , another option is to use mkvmergegui to append into .mkv container. You can always extract and rewrap it into another container later
Are these YOUR files? Do you actually have a valid copy of QTPro?
If so, you ought to have both "SAVE" (or more like "SAVE AS" would be needed) and "EXPORT" available.
What are these files? Specs, please.
Otherwise, it's as easy as [Select All] + [Copy] on section/clip 2, then go to section/clip 1 and jump to the end and do [Paste]. Then [SAVE AS]. And don't make a reference movie, do a full one.
Originally Posted by Cornucopia
[Select All] + [Copy] on section/clip 2, then go to section/clip 1 and jump to the end and do [Paste]. Then [SAVE AS]. And don't make a reference movie, do a full one.
Originally Posted by poisondeathray
I find this joining MOV files using Quicktime so confusing as where it says
Move the progress bar from where you want the first mov to be copied (Usually from the time 0:00)Merge Join MOV Files
it seems you can only join 2 MOV files maybe I am wrong
QTPro is the best for compatibility IMO, but if your files are copy protected, or have errors, it might won't work
The MKV method is a workaround for protected .mov files.
In QTPro, CTRL+A to select all in video 1, CTRL+C to copy. Navigate to the end of video 2 in 2nd instance (end key), CTRL+V to paste. AFAIK, you can only append 1 at a time, not batch
If your files are "normal" you can use MPEGStreamclip to batch append (which will use QTpro to do this in the background) . List=>batch list=>add files=>task save as (checkmark join files + fix timecode breaks)=>ok=> select different directory