How to merge multiple videos into one video

This tutorial will show you step by step how to merge multiple videos into one video using a free open-source video editor.

The steps on this page work for MP4, MKV, AVI, WMV, MOV, FLV, and other video formats.

How to put video clips together to make one video using Shotcut (free)

Shotcut is a free and open-source cross-platform video editor for Microsoft Windows, Linux, and macOS.

Shotcut website

1. Open Shotcut.

2. Click on Open File in the top left corner.

Open File button in Shotcut

A “Open File” window will appear.

3. Within this window, you go to the location on your computer where the videos are.

4. Select the videos.

5. Click on the Open button.

Open videos in Shotcut

The first video will immediately start playing. You can pause the video by clicking the pause button at the bottom of the video.

Pauze video in Shotcut

6. Drag the first video to the timeline.

Drag video to timeline in Shotcut

7. Drag the second video to the timeline and against the end of the first video.

Drag another video to timeline in Shotcut

You can add more videos if you want.

8. You can create a fade transition effect by sliding the beginning of the second video slightly over the end of the first video. So the videos should overlap each other a little bit.

Create fade transition effect in Shotcut

9. When you're done editing the video, you click on Export at the top.

Export button in Shotcut

A “Export” panel will appear.

10. In the Presets section, you select a video format.

11. If you want more advanced settings, you click on the Advanced button.

12. When you're done, you click on the Export File button.

Export panel in Shotcut

A “Export File” window will appear.

13. Select a location on your computer where you want to save the new video.

14. At File name, you type a name for the video.

15. Click on the Save button.

Export File window in Shotcut

Shotcut will now export your video.

You can see the progress at Jobs located in the top right corner.

Progress bar in Shotcut

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