Fixed: VLC Merge Videos Not Working

"VLC media player could not start," "Either the command line options were invalid or no plugins were found." are one of the most common registered users who complains available on online forums while merging multiple videos.

VLC is a media player that allows basic editing options like cut and merge videos as per the user requirements. While performing these tasks, several problems are encountered. On the internet, a surplus of different innovations is explained to tackle the issue. Even after following the given instructions and updating the software with the latest versions, no beneficial help is guaranteed. During this process, valuable data may get corrupt, damaged, or deleted. To fix the issues like unplayable, damaged, or corrupt videos, plenty of repair solutions are available, which fix the problems in no time and restores the quality of videos. The several powerful repair tools available are safe and secure, and free from various malware or virus. These repair solutions are compatible with Windows and Mac systems and provide quick and convenient access.

Part 1. How to fix VLC merge videos not working

Tip 1: Update computer system and VLC player

  • Necessary to check if the operating system is updated with the latest advanced versions or not.
  • Update the VLC media player as per the operating system.
  • VLC is compatible with Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, and many others.

Tip 2: Update Video Codec

  • Open VLC media player - Click Help and Check for Updates.
  • Click "Yes" to download the current VLC player and Codec updates. Select a location to download the file and click "OK."
  • A progress bar appears to show the download and installation process.
  • The bar disappears once the installation is complete.

Tip 3: Try another video editor available in the market as per your software requirements

  • Adobe Premiere Pro CC
  • Final Cut Pro X
  • Adobe Premiere Elements 2019
  • KineMaster

Part 2. How to merge multiple videos to a new one in VLC

Step 1: Install and launch VLC.

  • Download VLC from videolan.org, as per the available supporting operating system. And install VLC on your computer.
  • Run VLC Media Player on your computer and choose "Media > Open Multiple Files" on the menu.

vlc open multiple videos

Step 2: Add multiple video files

In the pop-up windows, click the Add button under the File tab to add the video files in sequence for merging.

vlc add multiple videos

Step 3: Convert Videos using VLC.

Then go to the Play button and click on it and choose Convert in the drop-down menu. With it done, you can choose a location to save the merged video.

vlc merge multiple videos

Part 3. How to merge videos in batch with VLC command line

  • Rename your videos as simple as possible, such as 1.mp4, for easy and quick location.
  • Moving all the videos to a new folder
  • Hold Shift button-Right Click on the New Folder.
  • Select Open Command Window

vlc commend line

  • Type the following command and press Enter. (1 and 2 present the names of video clips you want to merge, while out is the name of the merged video.)

"C:\Program Files\VideoLAN\VLC\vlc.exe" 1.mp4 2.mp4 --sout "#gather:std{access=file,dst=out.mp4}" --sout-keep

  • VLC will begin merging the Videos

Bonus Tip. How to repair video corrupted/damaged for the wrong editing operation

In some cases, you may corrupt the video when editing it. However, don't worry. There is a powerful video repair tool to handle it. Wondershare Repairit Video Repair is one of the most robust and popular-priced solution tools in recovering software in the present competing market. The user-friendly interface is smooth and easy to operate. Be it MOV, MP4, M4V, M2TS, MKV, MTS, 3GP, AVI, FLV, or any other file formats, shot from any latest camera brand or any storage media, it allows to resolve any issues related to the video formatting, editing or file corruption. The detailed instructions make it easier to understand all the highlighted features and programs.

Step 1 Add damaged MKV video file.

  • Firstly launch the application on the computer.
  • Click the Add button or Add video and start repairing the option to add damaged videos.

add damaged videos

Step 2 Repair damaged MKV video file.

  • Select multiple video files for repairing.
  • Select the Repair button to start the process.

scan corrupted videos

Step 3 Preview and save repaired MKV video file

  • The repair process will take some time.
  • Once the process is finished, a pop-up screen will display.
  • Click on the preview button to see repaired MKV files.

preview videos

Step 4 Advanced video Repair (optional)

  • If recovered, MKV videos are not satisfied or repaired, click the Advance Video Repair button to handle it.
  • You need to add a sample file first and click the folder icon to choose one. Then click the Repair button to start the process.

add sample videos

Step 5 Save recovered videos.

  • After the advanced scanning process is over.
  • Save the repaired MKV video file at the desired location.

save videos path

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