How to Combine Videos on Your Computer or Phone
Edited by Pat Bitton
October 31, 2019
You may sometimes want to merge multiple videos you’ve shot or captured to create a movie or extended video clip. Putting videos together and creating funny short films or video collages is a great way to get creative, but to make the process really enjoyable, you need a simple and effective way to combine videos for your computer or mobile device.
Movavi software offers an easy way to join videos together and also lets you edit those movies in many different ways. Download our video merger software for your device and start creating full-length films right now!
Learn how to put together videos using Movavi apps in our simple step-by-step guides.
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How to Combine Videos on Your Computer
For desktop and laptop computers, try Movavi Video Editor. Among its many functions, the program offers video merging. Get the program for PC or Mac, and your individual videos can become a single movie in just a few clicks.
Install the Video Joiner
Open the installation file. Follow the on-screen instructions and in a couple of minutes, the program will be installed on your PC or Mac.
Upload the Files to the Program
Launch the app and choose New Project. Then click Add Media Files and select the files you want to join together. The video you’ve chosen will be automatically added to the Timeline at the bottom of the program window. You can also simply drag your video from the folder and drop it onto the Timeline. You can change the order of the video segments by dragging them around in the working area.
When all the clips are in the desired order, you can insert stylish transitions between them to smooth out the joins. To do this, open the Transitions tab and choose the transitions that you like best. To add a transition, click on its icon in the library, drag it to the Timeline and place it between two video fragments. You can also do this automatically by clicking the Transition Wizard button above the Timeline. Doing so will open a dialogue window that lets you either add random transitions between all your clips or select one transition style to be inserted between all the segments.
Save the Edited Video
To save your video in the format of your choice, click Export. In the left part of the pop-up window, you will see tabs with different export options which let you save your video for mobile devices, prepare it for uploading to the web, etc. You can choose any video format, including AVI, MPEG, WMV, MP4, FLV, and MOV, or save your file as an HD video. Click on the preferred tab, choose the target format or device for export and click Start.
That’s all! With Movavi Video Editor you can easily combine two videos into one, merge multiple video files, add transitions, filters, and titles, and do many other things!
Movavi Video Editor
Creating videos has never been so easy!
- Edit video clips, images, and audio on a timeline
- Add transitions, filters, titles, and callouts
- Use special effects like Chroma Key and Slo Mo
- Export videos in any popular format
* The free version of Movavi Video Editor has the following restrictions: 7-day trial period, watermark on the output videos, and, if you’re saving a project as an audio file, an ability to save only half the audio length. Learn more
How to Use a Video Merger App for an iPhone
If you use an iPhone and want to combine several videos that you’ve shot with it, there’s no need to transfer them to a computer. Download Movavi Clips for iOS. The video joiner doesn’t take much space and you will be able to easily merge your videos. Here’s how:
Launch the App and Add Your Files
Tap the Movavi Clips icon. After the main program window has loaded, tap the Plus button below the moving arrow. Choose Video, then specify your preferred aspect ratio, and select the videos you want to join together. Tap Start editing.
Now you can see all your files uploaded one by one. Make the fades between clips smoother: tap Transitions and choose the one you like most from the list. If you want all the fades to be the same, turn the Apply to all clips switch on and touch Apply. Otherwise, select a video segment by placing the vertical marker on it, choose a transition, hit Apply, and repeat for the next clip.
Save the Movie
Your movie is ready. Tap the Save button on the top right. The screen will change. Tap Save once more. Shortly thereafter, the video will appear in your gallery.
Now you know how to merge videos using an iPhone. The instruction for Android phones is below.
How to Use a Video Combiner App for an Android Phone
Movavi Clips is available for Android, too. Using it makes combining videos a pleasure. Just give it a try and you’ll see for yourself. Here’s the guide.
Run the Program and Upload Videos
Download and launch the Android version of the app. To add files, use the Plus button under the animated pointer. Choose Video. In the new window, tap all the videos you want to merge. Touch Start editing and choose your preferred aspect ratio. The files will be uploaded.
Fades between segments will make the resulting video smoother. Move the vertical marker onto a video section. Tap the Transitions icon and select fades for the beginning and the end of the segment. Touch OK and do the same with all remaining clips.
Save Your New Video
Tap the Save button in the header of the application window and, on the new screen, tap Save one more time. In a short while, the job will be complete. Enjoy your movie!
How to Use a Free Online Video Merger
If you’re looking for an online tool to merge your videos, Clideo is a good choice. Online services like this don’t require you to download anything and are usually free. Online video merging tools also have a few disadvantages. The size of files for merging is usually limited, the merging speed can be slow, and you need an internet connection to be able to use them. To combine large videos, we recommend using desktop video editing software like Movavi Video Editor. But if you need to merge two relatively small video clips, the online service will be a fine choice. Read the instructions below to learn how to merge videos with Clideo.
First, click the Choose files button and select the videos you want to merge. You can upload several video files simultaneously or one at a time. After the videos are uploaded to the service, the editing interface will open. Here you can add audio, change the format of the output video, and crop it. You can also add a crossfade transition by selecting the Crossfade checkbox. Finally, click the Merge button at the bottom-left corner of the web page to start the merging process.