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6 Different Ways to Merge Videos together (Easy Methods)

6 Different Ways to Merge Videos together (Easy Methods)

Video content has become a cornerstone of communication, entertainment, and many other aspects of our daily lives. One popular aspect of video production is the ability to merge multiple videos together into one cohesive and visually appealing piece.

In this article, we will explore six different ways to merge a video and make your video content be the best it can be.

A few important tips to know when planning to merging videos

Before diving into the various methods of merging videos, it’s important to keep in mind some general tips that will help you achieve a successful merge.

  1. Plan and Organize Your Clips: Before even opening a video merger, get a clear idea of what you want your final video to look like – Draft a storyboard or outline to guide the merging process.
  2. Use High-Quality Videos: Employ videos with consistent resolutions and frame rates for a polished look.
  3. Mind Your Transitions: Choose smooth transitions that complement the video’s flow.
  4. Avoid Overdoing Effects: Keep videos concise, focusing on content over excessive effects.

6 ways to merge videos efficiently

6 Different Ways to Merge Videos together

I’ll go over six different methods for merging videos below. I’ve done all of these myself, and found VLC to be one that I’m most familiar with – but still a bit clunky for those who aren’t used to the user interface. So for this reason, we’ll cover a number of different ways.

1. VLC Media Player

VLC media player for merging
I’ve used this for years, plus its free (it’s a little difficult for non-tech savvy users though)

For those who prefer a direct approach without downloading new software, VLC Media Player presents a straightforward method for merging videos. Renowned for its capability to handle nearly any video format, VLC also boasts hidden features, including video merging capabilities.

  1. Open VLC Media Player: First, make sure VLC Media Player is installed on your device. It’s freely available for download across various platforms.
  2. Access the Media Menu and Launch VLC and head to the ‘Media’ menu at the top. Select ‘Open Multiple Files…’ to start the merging process.
  3. Add Your Video Files In the ‘Open Media’ window, hit the ‘Add’ button to choose the video files you want to merge. To select multiple files, hold down the ‘Ctrl’ key while clicking on each desired file.
  4. After, Convert and Save by adding the files, clicking on the dropdown arrow next to the ‘Play’ button at the bottom and choosing ‘Convert’. This opens the ‘Convert’ window.
  5. Finally, Save Location and Start Merging In the ‘Convert’ window, you’ll need to decide where to save the merged video file. Use the ‘Browse’ button to select a location and name your new video file. Make sure the correct video format is chosen under ‘Profile,’ then press ‘Start’ to begin merging.

VLC is a cost-effective choice, free for users and supports a broad spectrum of video formats, eliminating the need for conversions before merging. Its interface, while simple, offers potent features for video merging, making it a useful tool for basic editing tasks. 

Whether compiling clips into a single file for convenience or crafting content for social media, VLC Media Player provides a practical solution that combines functionality with ease of use.

2. WeVideo

Wevideo example for merging

WeVideo emphasizes ease of use with its drag-and-drop functionality. You can merge videos directly in your web browser or through their mobile app. 

Besides merging, the web-based video maker offers a plethora of editing tools like motion titles, green screen effects, and access to over a million stock assets.

To merge videos using WeVideo, follow these simplified steps:

  1. Go to the WeVideo website and create a free account by signing up with Google, Facebook, or your email. 
  2. Make a new project and upload the video clips you wish to merge.
  3. Drag them onto your timeline in the order you want them to appear. This action combines the clips. You can then customize your video by trimming clips, adding text, music, transitions, and more according to your needs.
  4. Once you’re satisfied with your editing, export and share your project. WeVideo supports sharing to various social media platforms but for professional and business subscribers only.

Content creators and consumers alike are constantly looking for new ways to enhance their video experience, whether it’s through pre-production techniques, production quality, or post-production editing. 

3. VSDC Free Video Editor


VSDC is a free video editor that lets you merge videos with ease. The software has an intuitive interface and provides the necessary tools for creating high-quality videos. You can also use advanced features like picture-in-picture, video stabilization, color correction, and cool visual effects.

You can merge using VSDC in a couple of ways. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Download and open the video editor
  • The first method is quite simple: add video files to the timeline and adjust the time of each so they appear one by one in the order you want them to.
  • Alternatively, you can use “Set Blocks Order” for automatic arrangement. Select your video objects and click the “Set blocks order” button. This will automatically arrange your videos one after the other on the timeline.
  • Add effects and tweak your clips to your liking. Export your merged video to the desired location.

4. Lightworks

Lightworks for video merging

Lightworks mostly suits professional video editing purposes. It supports up to 64 video tracks and 32 audio tracks, with the capability for unlimited FX tracks within a sequence. The program boasts a plethora of features that come with the paid version, such as multi-cam editing and high precision video trimming. Fortunately, you can get most of these features for free.

Merging videos in Lightworks requires more steps compared to previous tools, but still is relatively straightforward:

  1. Download and launch the program.
  2. Start a new project, which will automatically open with a blank sequence, allowing you to create new sequences.
  3. Right-click an empty area in a bin and select either “Make → Empty sequence” or “Make → Sequence from contents.”
  4. Click the “Import clips” button to add videos.
  5. Drag all clips from the bin onto one of your sequences. They will stack in the order you added them to your sequence. If you need to adjust the order, select a clip and drag it left or right to reorder.
  6. Click “File → Save” to save your project, and then click the “Export” button to render your video.

5. Kizoa

Kizoa example

Kizoa positions itself as a versatile tool for creating explainer videos, promotional clips, and even movie-style trailers. It offers a simplified editor, providing users with a drag-and-drop interface and a range of fully customizable templates. This intuitive online editing platform is perfect for stitching videos quickly and easily.

To start merging videos in Kizoa, you need to go through the following steps:

  1. Access Kizoa by signing up or logging into your account.
  2. Decide if you’re creating a video, slideshow, or collage.
  3. Select the desired template to work on.
  4. Upload videos to your project either directly from your computer or via cloud storage solutions, then organize them on the timeline.
  5. Use the editing tools to trim videos, add transitions, text, effects, and music to craft a compelling narrative.
  6. After finalizing your video montage, save your project or share it across social media platforms, email, etc.

6. CyberLink PowerDirector

Power director by cyberlink

Developed by Cyberlink, PowerDirector is favored for its user-friendly interface, making it accessible to both beginners and experienced editors. It supports a wide range of video and audio file formats, ensuring compatibility with various media types. Additionally, this video creation software offers advanced editing tools and dynamic transition effects to enhance your merged videos​​.

Here’s how to merge video content in PowerDirector:

  1. Install and open PowerDirector on your computer, available for both Mac and Windows PCs.
  2. Choose “Easy Editor” mode for pre-designed templates and automated editing features, or “Full Feature Editor” for more control.
  3. Import videos to merge by clicking “Import media files” or drag and drop the clips into the timeline.
  4. Arrange clips in the desired sequence on the timeline. Use the “Edit” tab to enhance your video with available tools.
  5. Click “Produce”, select the desired output format and quality, then click “Start” to render your merged video.

Bottom Line

Overall, there are many ways to merge a video for a more cohesive and professional final product. Each of these tools offers unique features and capabilities that cater to different levels of expertise and specific needs. 

With the right software, anyone can easily merge their videos and create visually stunning content for personal or professional use. So, don’t wait any longer and start exploring these video editing tools to make your next project a success. 

About the author:

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Paul Michael

Paul Michael is a media and technology expert whose research reveals how technology and media are being used in the world today. He has expertise on computers, the internet, streaming, Roku, electronics, and education. He also enjoys graphic design & digital art. Paul has his Bachelors of Arts and Science(s) from Rutgers University-New Brunswick, NJ