Merge AVI files in Debian Linux

Here’s a nice quick way to merge 2 or more AVI files into 1.

  1. Add Debian Multimedia to your sources list
    vi /etc/apt/sources.list

    I’m currently using Squeeze – change to your distro as necessary

    deb  squeeze main
    apt-get update
  2. Install the Debian Multimedia keyring
    apt-get install deb-multimedia-keyring
    Install these packages without verification [y/N]? y
    apt-get update
  3. Install Transcode
    apt-get install transcode-utils
  4. Merge away
    avimerge -o Merged.avi -i Part1.avi Part2.avi

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