I have two videos of different length. I need to create a new video with one video at the left and other at the right. I tried using this. Problem is my videos are of different length. I want to start one video a few seconds after the other started. Also, I want to keep the audio of the longer video only.

  • Do you know which of the videos is longer?
    – Gyan
    Jan 4, 2018 at 6:21
  • Yes. I know. The right one. Jan 4, 2018 at 7:36

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ffmpeg -i shorter.mp4 -i longer.mp4 -filter_complex
 -map "[v]" -map 1:a -c:a copy out.mp4

where 3.5 should be replaced with the delayed start time (in seconds) of the shorter video.

  • Awesome! But there was one missing point. Sync was proper. But the right video didn't start until the delay (13s) elapsed. Then both videos started simultaneously. In essence, I lost the first 13s of the right video Jan 4, 2018 at 9:04
  • See edited cmd.
    – Gyan
    Jan 4, 2018 at 9:15
  • No. The update distorted. Both videos began simultaneously. After few seconds, left video paused for few seconds. Then it resumed in sync with the right video Jan 4, 2018 at 9:30
  • Show full log..
    – Gyan
    Jan 4, 2018 at 9:31
  • drive.google.com/open?id=1gaX3d2ccbUcNjS8TqIPBL1kRX-sB4z0y I have put the logs here Jan 4, 2018 at 12:05

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