Concatenate multiple video files using the familiar `cat` syntax
This utility concatenates multiple video files using the familiar
cat command syntax. It is designed to make concatenation of
splitted similar spec files(e.g. dash cam recordings) easier for
regular users that don't want other fancy features.
# Install the package
sudo snap install ffmpeg-cat
# If your input files lived in /media or /mnt connect the
# confinement plug to allow access
sudo snap connect ffmpeg-cat:removable-media
This is a text-based program which should be run in a text terminal.
It should be easy to insert the input file arguments via simply
dragging the input files(assuming to be sorted in alphabetical order)
from a file manager to a text terminal emulator(like Konsole).
Note that currently only the Matroska container format(MKV) is
supported as the output file format, as it is more flexible on what
kind of video/audio streams it can encapsulate. Support for other
media container formats can be implemented if there's significant
need for the feature.
Environment variables that can customize the program's behavior
FFCAT_DROP_SRC_FILES: Whether to automatically remove the input files
after a successful conversion.
Default value: false
Supported values: false, true
Refer the issue tracker for limited, community-based support:
For versions of Ubuntu between 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) and 15.10 (Wily Werewolf), as well as Ubuntu flavours that don’t include snap by default, snap can be installed from the Ubuntu Software Centre by searching for snapd.
Alternatively, snapd can be installed from the command line:
sudo apt update
sudo apt install snapd
Either log out and back in again, or restart your system, to ensure snap’s paths are updated correctly.
Install The `ffmpeg-cat` media concat. utility
To install The `ffmpeg-cat` media concat. utility, simply use the following command: