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I'm looking for a method to add an audio file (a short blip) to many short video files. Is there a method on any popular video software to create a batch process that will add the same audio file to many video files, so that the 'blip' plays at the start of each video?


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Using FFMPEG the command would look something like this:

ffmpeg -i <sourceVideoFile> -i <sourceAudioFile1> -i <sourceAudioFile2> -map 0:0 -map 0:1 -map 1:0 -map 2:0 -c:v copy -c:a copy <outputVideoFile>

Basically you're taking the source video file and multiple audio inputs, then mapping multiple audio files to the output's audio stream 0. Using -c:v copy and -c:a copy, you arent doing any encoding, so your file will keep its original quality.

That command was taken from the link below, which has more instructions:

Edit: Forgot to mention the point about wanting to do it in batch. Use the link below to create a bat file in Windows that would target all the specific types like *.avi (or all types using .). You'd want to replace the ffmpeg portion of their bat file with the above. Since you have one audio file, try something like:

for %%a in ("*.avi") do ffmpeg -i "%%a" -i -map 0:0 -map 0:1 -map 1:0 -c:v copy -c:a copy "%%a"

You might want to back up your files and make a copy elsewhere before you process them, because the above will overwrite them I believe.

Link to that below:

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You mentioned Adobe and "any popular video software" - I don't know how to do it in Adobe products, but you can do it in Vegas Pro with Vegasaur extension (transcoder tool)

You can also try ffmpeg - free command-line utility with myriad functions.

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